Eleanor J. Blair received her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been a faculty member at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina for 25 years. She teaches foundations of education courses in assessment, teacher leadership and history/philosophy of education. A frequent presenter at regional, national and international conferences, she has authored chapters and essays in numerous books and journals. Additionally, she is the editor of five readers: Thinking about Schools: A Foundations of Education Reader (2011), Teacher Leadership: The “new” Foundation of Education (2011, 2016), The Social Foundations Reader: Critical Essays on Teaching, Learning and Leading in the 21st Century (co-edited with Yolanda Medina) (2016) and By the light of the silvery moon: Teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers’ work (2018). Her work utilizes qualitative methodologies and critical pedagogical frameworks to explore cross-cultural issues in teaching, learning and leading in contemporary schools.