Degrees and Certifications:
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 and minored in political science and psychology. He also played on the soccer team. Mr. Dier also holds 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 Parish-Wide Teacher of the Year. Currently, Mr. Dier teaches World History and AP Human Geography and assists with the boy's 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 also completed an Advanced Placement Summer Institute course at Fordham University. 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.