Degrees and Certifications:
Harvard Business School, 2018-2019 Case Method Project Fordham University, 2018 Advanced Placement Summer Institute University of New Orleans, 2016 - 2018 Master of Arts in Educational Administration Stanford University, 2016 - 2018 Hollyhock Fellowship University of New Orleans, 2011 - 2013 Master of Arts in Education East Texas Baptist University, 2006 - 2010 Bachelor of Arts in History
Chris Dier grew up in St. Bernard Parish and is both a proud product of the public school system and the son of a longtime St. Bernard Parish teacher. In his senior year of high school, Hurricane Katrina uprooted him to Texas, where he finished high school and attended East Texas Baptist University (ETBU). At ETBU, he majored in history, double-minored in political science and psychology, and played on the soccer team. After his time in Texas, Mr. Dier returned to St. Bernard Parish and obtained two education-related Master's degrees from the University of New Orleans.
Mr. Dier taught five years at the middle school level before transitioning to Chalmette High. At St. Bernard Middle, he was voted the Teacher of the Year by colleagues and awarded District-Wide Teacher of the Year. Currently, Mr. Dier teaches World History and AP Human Geography and assists with the soccer team. Mr. Dier was a 2016 Hollyhock Fellow at Stanford University, a program that brings educators together to work collectively towards creating more inclusive classrooms. Furthermore, he completed an Advanced Placement Summer Institute course at Fordham University and now participates in professional development program at Harvard Business School. Recently, Mr. Dier was recognized as an API “Distinguished Teacher.” Lastly, he wrote a book on St. Bernard Parish that was published by the History Press.
In the classroom, Mr. Dier is dedicated to providing an equitable and multicultural education to all who walk through his door. Outside the classroom, Mr. Dier enjoys playing soccer, traveling, reading, writing, and riding his motorcycle.