Zac Posen and Jane Avrich

“Clarity, risk, and brevity” are what Zac Posen learned from Jane Avrich, the English teacher whose class on the literature of seduction influenced his aesthetic.

“Once he turned the classroom into an Eden-like paradise,” recalls Ms. Avrich. “Silvery music played in the background, iridescent fabric swirled, paper flowers bloomed, and glitter rained down around us.”

Behind Every Famous Person is a Fabulous Teacher.


TeachersCount contests are our way of saying thank you to the education community. Read below to learn about new contests and past contest winners.

2014 Teacher Appreciation Contest

Please enter for your chance to win a Zac Posen tote bag!

Contest Question:

At TeachersCount, we are always focused on teacher appreciation. In honor of this year's Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5th - 9th), we are offering the chance to win one of our fabulous Zac Posen tote bags! In 200 words or less, please tell us why you became an educator. by Friday, May 9th.

Past Contests

"Spring Fever" Contest
New Year, New Lessons 2014
Season of Learning
Power of Educators
New Year, New Lessons Contest
Summer Break in Style Contest
Teacher Appreciation Week Contest
Spring Forward Contest
2013 Zac Posen Tote Contest
Holiday Contest
"Lessons Learned" Contest
Back to School Contest
Summer Vacation Contest
Teacher Appreciation Contest
Valentines Day Contest
Thanksgiving Contest
Go Green! Planet Earth DVD Contest
Teachers Are Students Too! Zac Posen Tote Contest
Lions to Lambs DVD Contest
Happy-Go-Lucky DVD Contest
Zac Posen Tote Contest
Super Hero Teacher of the Year Contest - 2006