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If your passion for teaching kids is surpassed only by your love of fashion, this is the site for you!

I’m a high school English teacher still trying to find that elusive path to fix our adolescent literacy problem. In my spare time, I write stories, many of them inspired by my teaching experience. You can check out the tab above to see some of my published work.

When I’m not teaching or writing, I search the web for ways to dress with style on a teacher’s budget. My love for fashion and teaching is the inspiration for this blog. Here, you’ll find suggestions for ways to look both professional and fun because when it’s a full moon on the day before vacation, when you’re losing your planning period to parent phone calls and meetings, when you need it to be Friday and it’s only Tuesday,

...a good outfit helps.

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The North Country

Living, working, & writing in Upstate NY

"North of Syracuse" is my answer when people ask me where I live. Few have heard of my small town and even fewer have visited. It's not surprising; the North Country is a remote part of the state, but it is not without a stark beauty, specializing in windmills and lake effect snowstorms.

In this under appreciated area of New York State, I teach high school English and write my stories. I've been teaching for over 30 years. Many of my stories are inspired by the frustrations and joys of teaching; others are inspired by life in northern New York. Some of my stories have found a home in respected journals. Some of my stories have made people laugh and some have made people angry. But I'm proud of them all.

The years have not diminished my love of fashion. In my fashion blog, I feature clothes that look good on real women of all ages but, as a teacher, I am particularly drawn to clothes that work in the classroom, clothes that work in a teacher's budget! I love to look at the way my colleagues style their clothes and I hope you find something to love here!

Looking professional in denim... ideas and links @ Teachin chic
“If the only prayer you say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”- Meister Elkhart #iamwantable
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Why I Went To the Woods.... because I an Quarantined. Read more @
Enjoy September! Fashion ideas @Teachin_chic. #discovermaurices

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