Style Upgrade

As part of its ongoing
Partners in Education initiatives, The Avenue® is partnering with Grayson High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Lassiter High School, South Forsyth High School and Whitewater High School Marketing Departments to treat two teachers to THE STYLE upGRADE. Over 100 teachers nominated themselves to win a style makeover sponsored by The Avenue. High school marketing students interviewed all candidates and selected two finalists to represent their school.
Based on community votes, two lucky teachers will be selected to win a style makeover package valued at over $1,000. Online voting will be open until midnight on Monday, September 20. By voting, you will be entered to win your own STYLE upGRADE -- a $250 GIft Card to The Avenue retailer of your choice.  All winners will be announced the week of September 21 on The Avenue Facebook Page.
Thank you to White House|Black Market, Picture People at The Avenue Forsyth, Portrait Innovations at The Avenue Webb Gin, Portrait Innovations at The Avenue West Cobb and The Memory Cottage Portrait Studio in Fayetteville for their generous support of THE FALL STYLE upGRADE.
Click here to view the winners from THE FALL STYLE upGRADE, who received hair, make up and wardrobe makeovers generously sponsored by Ici Paris Day Spa and Salon, LensCrafters, Rack Room Shoes, Talbots and White House|Black Market

Click here to view the winners from THE SPRING STYLE upGRADE, who received hair, make up and wardrobe makeovers generously sponsored by Van Michael Salon, LensCrafters, Aerosoles, Chico's and Talbots last season.



Mrs. Bell (above) has been teaching Language Arts for 23 years and gets great joy from her students’ successes. Due to her husband’s 18 months of unemployment, the family home was lost and debt has accrued. "I would love to be able to afford more professional clothing."
Ms. Wilder
(above) has been teaching Language Arts for 8 years. She has recently lost 40 pounds! Her fashion challenge is finding stylish and comfortable clothes on a teacher’s budget. Her friends say that she “lives at school” and needs to take time for herself.
KENNESAW MOUNTAIN  HIGH SCHOOLMiss Harrington (above) has been teaching science for 5 years. Her favorite subjects to teach are Earth Systems and Oceanography. I like to shop but cannot afford to keep up with trends. "I recently lost weight. I'm running out of clothes that fit."
KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOLMs. McLaughlin (above) has been teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for 11 years. Her fashion challenge is finding accessories to complete an outfit. She says, “I’ve never had a style. I’d love to know what to wear and what not to wear!”



Ms. Schewe
(above) has been teaching science for 8 years.  She admits to being "fashion challenged."  Although she would like her personality to be reflected in her style, her free time is currently spent finishing her Master's degree.  "I love doing labs with students and getting them excited about science!"
Ms. Spinelli
(above) has been teaching art for 35 years.  After losing most everything in last year's flood, she now shops at thrift stores for neutral colored, comfortable styles which allow her to "blend into the background." When speaking of her style, her friends say, "She tries but doesn't always succeed."
SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL: Coach Dankosky (above) is a special education teacher and basketball coach.  Although successful in the classroom and on the court, he describes himself as a fashion disaster. “I made TV news wearing red pants and red shoes at our state championship game.  A style upgrade may help me attract a wife!" SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL: Ms. Paulson (above) has been a dedicated math teacher for 10 years, even giving out her cell number to help with homework. She never had a fashion role model, so she hasn't learned to coordinate a wardrobe. “I dislike shopping. I can’t find anything!” Since she always puts students first, she has had little time for herself.

WHITEWATER HIGH SCHOOL: Mrs. Mullen (above) has been teaching for 6 years and loves helping students be successful in math. Though she struggles daily with PKU, a metabolic disease, you wouldn’t know it by her upbeat spirit. She can be seen almost every Friday sporting a different custom made math shirt. "An updated wardrobe would help me look more professional."
WHITEWATER HIGH SCHOOL: Mrs. Wolf (above) has been teaching Healthcare Science for 13 years. "My most inspiring moment was seeing a student who underwent chemo and a stem cell transplant graduate high school." Because of her own chronic pain disorder, fibromyalgia, she encourages her students to do charity work with Special Olympics, Pennies for Patients and Breast Cancer.