Louisiana Classroom Chronicles

Classroom Chronicles is a blog series that highlights the inspiring everyday work of Louisiana educators.
Each month, the blog will spotlight an educator who is taking that extra step to make an impact on
the lives of their students, school and community.


Classroom Chronicles featuring Chris Dier
Equity in Education: How Louisiana’s Teacher of the Year Calls on Educators to Create Culturally Responsive Classrooms

2020 Louisiana Teacher of the Year Chris Dier is dedicated to providing an equitable and multicultural education to all who walk through his door. He works diligently to ensure each student receives a holistic education, meeting their unique, evolving needs on a daily basis. This year, Dier will collaborate with educators and educational leaders in an effort to provide all students with the access they need to receive the quality education they deserve.

Christopher Dier, 2020 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year

Previous Classroom Chronicles

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Starting With STEM:
How a Jefferson Parish Elementary Teacher Sparks an Early Passion for STEM

Lonnie Kennair,
Leo Kerner Jr. Elementary School,
Jefferson Parish

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Motivated Mentor:
How a Vermilion Parish
Mentor Teacher Pays It Forward

Delia Girouard,
Dozier Elementary Mentor Teacher,
Vermilion Parish

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Putting Kids First:
How an Early Childhood Educator
Achieves Excellence for Young Learners

Nadene Harrison,
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Child Development Center

Previous Spotlights

January 2019 - Kathryn Ferguson Download
February 2019 - Donneisha Wilson Download
March 2019 - Troy Borne Download

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