I feel the need to correct you here. You stated you teach in Damn Yankeeland. That is an improper use of a derivative of Damn Yankee, because, by definition, a Damn Yankee is a northerner who travels to Dixie and doesn't leave. Therefore, you teach in Yankeeland. It is you who would be a Damn Rebel, only up north in Yankeeland, we don't use such names, presumably because we won the war.
Btw, not everyone in the north is a flaming liberal.