Tyler Dufrene has been an educator in the St. Charles Parish School District for six years, most recently teaching 11th-12th grade AP Physics I, Chemistry I, and Robotics at Hahnville High School. He began his career teaching Algebra I and Algebra II at Central Lafourche High School for two years and mathematics courses at the Career Magnet Center for one year. Tyler was recently selected as a 2022 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. As such, he is spending the 2022-2023 school year working on Capitol Hill with the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Tyler has conducted research with the Department of Defense, written over $122,000 in grants, and advocated for school employees and students as a duly-elected school board member. Further, Tyler has received many accolades, including Louisiana Secondary Teacher of the Year from LACUE, and was named a 2021 State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (national results pending).
Tyler earned a B.S. in mathematics from Nicholls State University and an M.Ed. from the American College of Education. He is certified in physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics. He is also a certified educational leader and mentor teacher.
The Educator of the Year Awards are presented annually to exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. These awardees model best practices in teaching or administration inside and outside of the classroom, are peer role models, and demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence in education. Any high school educator has the opportunity to apply.