Welcome! I appreciate your visit to my site. I’m Chris Dier, and I’m the 2020 Louisiana Teacher of the Year. I also authored “The 1868 St. Bernard Parish Massacre: Blood in the Cane Fields” published by The History Press. I currently teach AP United States History at Benjamin Franklin High School.
I started this blog in an attempt to shed light on interesting and relatively unknown historical events that occurred throughout the region. However, I took a hiatus to focus on publishing the aforementioned book. As I get back into the groove, I now want to use this site as a place to not only write about local history and education, but to showcase my journey as the Louisiana Teacher of the Year. For more, click here to see the bio from the Louisiana Department of Education.
If you have any questions about this site, speaking engagements, interviews, or anything else that comes to mind, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect via Twitter @chrisdier.
If you notice any historical inaccuracies, grammatical errors, questions on sources, or have any thoughts/questions/concerns/suggestions, feel free to email me as well.
Thank you for visiting!