Articles & Features

Teacher of the Year finalists talk equity, educator shortages, school safety
Politico, 2020.

Teacher of the Year Nominees Speak Out
Education Week, 2020.

Meet the Top Four Teachers in the Country
Education Week, 2020.

Louisiana Teacher of the Year named finalist for National Teacher of the Year
– WVLA NBC, 2020.

St. Bernard teacher Chris Dier is a finalist for National Teacher of the Year
Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, 2020.

Meet the Top Four Teachers in the Country
Education Week, 2020.

CCSSO Announces Four Finalists for 2020 National Teacher of the Year
– Council of Chief State School Officers, 2020.

2020 Louisianians of the Year
Louisiana Life Magazine, 2019.

When the Past is Present: Teacher of the Year’s Perspective
New Orleans Magazine, 2019.

What Students Are Saying About Politics in School, Who They Turn To in a Crisis, and Stress
New York Times, 2019.

High school class debates the House impeachment inquiry
Santa Fe New Mexican, 2019.

A U.S. high school class held its own mock impeachment trial
– Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2019.

High schoolers in Louisiana debate the impeachment inquiry
– Yahoo! News, 2019.

1619 Project’ Poised to Reframe Teaching of Slavery. Here’s How Educators Are Using the Information, Curriculum
School Library Journal, 2019.

‘Centrism Is Canceled’: High Schoolers Debate the Impeachment Inquiry
New York Times, 2019.

Alumnus Chris Dier Is Louisiana Teacher of the Year
Silver and Blue Magazine, 2019.

St. Bernard Parish Massacre of 1868 – Episode #100
– Beyond Bourbon Street Podcast, 2019.

State’s top teacher turns Chalmette history students into investigators
Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, 2019.

Classroom Chronicles: Equity in Education
– Louisiana Department of Education, 2019.

In Her Footsteps: Honoring the Legacy of My Mother
– Louisiana First Foundation, 2019.

Chalmette High Teacher Named Louisiana Teacher of the Year
St. Bernard Voice, 2019.

Dept. of Education announces 2020 Louisiana Teacher and Principal of the Year
Natchitoches Times, 2019

Louisiana Department of Education announces 2020 Teacher and Principal of the Year
– KATC News, 2019.

New Orleans, Chalmette educators land Louisiana teacher, principal of the year honors
Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, 2019.

Bringing People’s History to the National Social Studies Conference
– Zinn Education Project, 2018.

St. Bernard honors, gives thanks, to its teachers of year
Times Picayune, 2018.

Oct. 25, 1868: St. Bernard Parish Massacre
– Zinn Education Project, 2018.

Unraveling a Forgotten Massacre in my Louisiana Hometown
Zócalo Public Square, 2018.

Blood in the Cane Fields: An Interview with Chris Dier
New Orleans Worker, 2017.

Chaotic cane fields– Chalmette High teacher delves into St. Bernard’s bloody past
Times-Picayune, 2017.

Debunking fake news becoming a drain on teachers’ precious time
Houston Chronicle, 2016.

How debunking fake news is teachers’ latest task
Orange County Register, 2016

After Comet Ping Pong and Pizzagate, teachers tackle fake news
Washington Post, 2016.

Dier Named SBM Teacher of the Year
St. Bernard Voice, 2014.