La. Teacher of the Year: An Open Letter to High School Seniors During Coronavirus Crisis

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Chris Dier is Louisiana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.  He teaches social studies in St. Bernard.

IMG_1777 Chris Dier

I have known Chris for most of his life. I remember celebrating his third birthday with his family (and have the Barney pics to prove it).

Chris knows what it is like to have his senior year of high school wrecked by a major crisis– Hurricane Katrina.

As a result of the social distancing required for America to combat the impact of the coronavirus, governors and other officials are canceling school, and the Class of 2020 across the nation is grieving the profound loss of their senior year.

I know your grief is real, and I am so sorry for your loss.

I want to comfort and encourage you, and for that reason, I asked Chris if he would write an open letter to America’s high school seniors. He enthusiastically and graciously…

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