Reversing the Uniform Role: Dress Code for Teachers Could Help the Students

by Rachel Yeomans | October 13th, 2009   

Read what Wendy Owen of The Oregonian says about the influence of a teacher’s dress on the student’s productivity.

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Deb McGowan knows the power of clothes.

She was among seven teachers from across the United States to win a fashion makeover this summer from Jones New York in the Classroom, which included a $1,500 clothes shopping spree in the Big Apple.

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Deb McGowan after her fashion makeover in NYC

McGowan, 52, has always been a sensible dresser, but this school year, the second-grade teacher at Earl Boyles Elementary has added some pizazz to her wardrobe and to her spirit.

Not only did the makeover boost her self-confidence, but it may bolster her students’ attitudes as well.

Click here to read the effect of McGowan’s new attire on her students and what that may say about the role of the school dress code in the scholastic realm.

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