Atlanta educator dubbed ‘teacherbae’ for images of her outfits that went viral

Social media is hot for teacher.

That would be Atlanta paraprofessional Patrice Brown who assists with fourth grade and has set SM on fire with her attire.

This weekend, several images of Brown posing in the classroom went viral and it didn’t take long for the opinions on her outfits to roll in.

Brown, who now has almost 90,000 followers on Instagram, also has her very own hashtag on Twitter, #teacherbae.

While initial comments suggested that her clothing is too tight and inappropriate, as many other individuals have come out in support of the teacher and have raised concerns that no one would be making such harsh judgements if Brown were:

  1. skinny
  2. a man
  3. a white woman

Here are some of the responses:

Brown, a graduate of Alabama State University, was clearly flummoxed by all the negativity from the individuals who took issue with her clothing.

By Monday evening, the images of her in the classroom had been removed from her IG account and Brown posted what appeared to be a response to all the craziness: “This too shall pass.”

Now everyone is holding their breath and hoping that this #teacherbae business doesn’t have a negative impact on Brown’s teaching career.

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Kevin Hedrick
Kevin Hedrick

Interesting.

I am a high school teacher with similar challenges so I can relate to this situation. However, I’ve chosen to deal with my situation differently.

First of all, I’m male and I’m not nearly attractive as this woman. That said, she is amply endowed in the right places which garners attention on herself, and I likewise (use your imagination). My first year of teaching, within a few days I noticed girls laughing and gawking at me during lecture.

I didn’t “get it” at first, but eventually figured out that I could not get away with wearing slacks that most male teachers normally wear. It revealed too much and I got stares/laughter. I then resorted to wearing the baggiest (and darkest colored) slacks in my wardrobe. And even with those slacks, I sometimes get that unwanted attention by students.

Is it fair (or an insult to me) that I have to be overly selective with my wardrobe and that “I can’t be myself, wear normal slacks, and not display my body the way God blessed me”? I certainly don't think so. Besides the fact that I do NOT want that type of attention from students (makes me very uncomfortable), I am their teacher and should eliminate any barriers that distract them from learning. This woman has a great body she should be proud of, but I feel she should consider her role/job and make better choices on her wardrobe with students. I completely get that it may not seem fair, but, if it's distracting to students and/or staff then she may want to certainly reconsider. I have and the distraction issues have mostly diminished. And that’s matters alot.

DerekGator
DerekGator

When you look like that, you should be able to wear whatever you like....
Girl is fine...

Ken Brooks
Ken Brooks

I look at this teacher and somehow a song by The Commodores comes to mind. I remember having a 6th grade math teacher back the early 80's. She looked just like this woman did and dressed in a similar fashion. It wasn't a problem  back then because she was a top notched teacher and went above and beyond in her duties to us kids. She won teacher of the year 2 years after I passed her class. Sadly I had changed schools during that time but Mrs. Gilliam was a one in a million type teacher and I was blessed to be in her class.

Michelle King
Michelle King

Too tight cause she has all the curves to make it look good on her. Beautiful woman but not necessary for a classroom. It's how you fill out the clothes and what you showcase. The jeans and tshirt... can't help it there she still has good curves. But the tight "date" or going out with friends dresses not good. Dress for the occasion. Be the teacher..... the example.

1valvacious
1valvacious

Yes, dress for the occasion. This is not the type of attire to wear to a classroom. 


She should wear a swing or skater type of dress for the classroom. One that does not hug around the hips. 

Priscilla McPhail
Priscilla McPhail

This is just stupid. In the 90s when i went to school i had teachers wearing leather mini skirts and low cut flowing tops but no one made a big deal out of it. Maybe people should be more concerned about their children's education or that more and more predators are out there instead of what she's wearing.

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

I guess she has never heard of boys' hormones running unchecked or being a role model? Isn't there enough sexual innuendo in the world today? She is there to teach, not be in a fashion show!

Selena Ervin
Selena Ervin

It's the schools business , the people have no say

Jeniffer Jerral
Jeniffer Jerral

Are we seriously having a discussion about an outfit?? If this is what the media is focusing on, where are the real reporters from yesterday's. Where is CNN's Bernard Shaw, Dan Rather, when news were legitimate, I miss those days when I could count on factual important reporting \U0001f914

MyBad
MyBad

This is a good example of how 'narcissism' is now considered a 'normal' and even desirable personality trait.

It is NOT all about her. It is about the STUDENTS. She should not be flaunting her body in a classroom. 

It is possible that she used the classroom after-hours to pose for photos, but that is even more questionable in behavior. Her principal needs to put a stop to this

CharlotteRoy
CharlotteRoy

I worry about the people who find this outfit okay to wear to teach a 4th grade class. Good lord, you can see her crotch line! That's not OK. How can we inspire high personal standards, decorum, and style with class if our teachers dress like hookers. Yes, she looks like a hooker. She's got a striking figure, but she must be advised that the classroom is not the place to put it on tasteless display. And by the way, at her age I was built like a brick house, too. So I know she can choose a more seemly wardrobe and still attract admiration.

Ev Breen
Ev Breen

not everyone is 200 years old and obese like you, Charlotte

Leonard White
Leonard White

I be at school Every Day And bring Two Apples... Picnic Basket and Blanket

Shyne A Lot
Shyne A Lot

Maybe she's wrong maybe she's not. Not my call. . . Vote NO on OSD in November!!!!!

Michael L Moten
Michael L Moten

Death and turmoil, but you clowns got time for this bs!!!

Phil Clark
Phil Clark

\U0001f62e I hope it's still "never too late to go back to school". This teacher is motivation \U0001f602

Shan Tate
Shan Tate

Not appropriate at all!! Even if she does have a nice figure... not professional! She dressing like she in the wrong career field 😂😂✌🤔

Courtney Simpson
Courtney Simpson

I disagree auntie. She has curves, a skinny person could wear it and it'll be no problem. You can tell she use to be big and lost weight. Her dress is to her knees which is their dress code. Some ppl can't help their figure, I love her confidence. Let's not tear her down because we don't agree with it.

Shan Tate
Shan Tate

I think she could go a size up on this pic.. but I saw another pic where she had her cleveage out.. the outfits are cute no doubt.. but not for a class.. she has booty..but I'm mainly talking about the fit of it.. and me being a teachers .. I wore a dress one day to work.. and my cleavage popped out every time I down.. my boss politely told me to KEEP my jacket on!! I see teachers everybOdy and believe me.. it's way of covering up ! Just because she has it don't mean she has to flaunt it 😑😘😂 I mean she's not hoochie but it's ways to look sexy and still dress accordingly while being around other ppls kids 😊☺

Ev Breen
Ev Breen

why would she teach naked, which would mean having zero clothing on with breasts, vagina, and but exposed?

Robbie Garrett
Robbie Garrett

If she's a good teacher, who cares? Everything is in the right place and covered.

Robert Jacobs
Robert Jacobs

Let, her live. Jealous wives and babymommas as well as prude fathers are probably the only ones complaining

Sandra Price
Sandra Price

Really sad people making a big deal over this well she put her self out there so take the good with the bad that's just how the world is

Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas

It doesn't matter what she puts on her figure is going to show. As long as her students are passing and learning, it shouldn't be a problem. People always try to find something on the next individual cause they don't have it or jealous. And then the media blows up. The world we live in, smh. She might be a great teacher, oh but let's not talk about that, which is more important than what she wears.

Mattie Hill
Mattie Hill

She's pretty. Only ugly folks are complaining

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

And only superficial folks like you would make that comment!

Ev Breen
Ev Breen

you have to be 150 years old.

Tifanny
Tifanny

She is beautiful, but she doesn't look professional. Her outfit is to sexy for a classroom teacher if schools have a dress code for students they should have a dress code for teachers as well. She is in a classroom working with children not a club looking for men, if she likes to wear sexy dresses she can wear them out of school. Please be professional, teach, and stay away from distractions.

Zelda Youmans Peters
Zelda Youmans Peters

She has a great body let her rock it!! He'll she didn't come in there naked....

James Pannell
James Pannell

Anything she puts on will be revealing simply because she's beautiful, go screw yourselves for cheating yourself out of an exempraly life .

Kema Leigh
Kema Leigh

What's wrong with the way she dresses! She looks great and I'm sure she is teaching great as well since she still is a teacher! Anybody mad ? I'm sure it's because she looks great!

Ilka Bent
Ilka Bent

I love it. More women should feel comfortable wearing clothes that fit. No one should have to wear oversized clothes to make others feel comfortable with themselves

Dianne Mccord
Dianne Mccord

Who's Cares As Long As Her Students Are Being Teach And Passing Grades

Mike F Benson Sr.
Mike F Benson Sr.

Typical Atlanta trash teaching kids these days. No morals or reslect, just complete disgraceful behavior.

Erin Price
Erin Price

I'd say they are def paying attention :)