I think that it is also important to be COMFORTABLE, but PROFESSIONAL. As a mobile principal, I can walk up to 17,000 steps in a day. As a result, I have tried to find shoes that are comfortable, yet professional. I usually wear these shoes when I know I am going to be doing a lot of walking. If I am scheduled to be in a lot of meetings or attending a district meeting, I may wear shoes that are more professional. The same should go for teachers. If you know that your plans are going to require you to be outside, on the floor, painting, cutting, bending, sitting on the floor, then your attire should be comfortable, but professional.
With all of this said, I want to offer to our employees at NSE to wear jeans and tennis shoes every day next week as we finish strong before Spring Break! Just keep in mind the activities you will be participating in throughout the week and make sure you are dressed appropriately. For example, I will be attending the board meeting Tuesday evening. Therefore, I will NOT be wearing jeans. Have a great week!