"Last year was my first year teaching sixth grade after coming from second grade. I found that I have been much more conscious about how I dress with this age. I am much more aware of skirt and dress lengths, and since I am tall and have long legs, this makes shopping for work difficult.
I think that I own every single striped Ralph Lauren dress from Lord and Taylor. I find them easy to throw on with tights and boots, flats or heels. Pencil skirts with blouses are also my go-to. J.Crew and Ann Taylor Loft have great ones—they also do discounts for teachers!
All of my colleagues live in heels but since I am so tall, I don't wear them as often. If you walk into any of our classrooms, though, we all have a pair of heels hidden under our desks so we can switch out of flats just in case the superintendent comes in (it happens quite often!)." - Logan, a sixth grade teacher in Massachusetts