Dr. Chiasson is committed to increasing access and opportunity to all students of Louisiana. Dr. Chiasson began her work as a high school English teacher in Louisiana. Her early career also includes experience as a TAP (Teacher Advancement Program) Mentor Teacher, reading interventionist and an Advanced Placement coordinator.
Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Chiasson served as Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Jefferson Parish Schools, the largest public school system in the state of Louisiana. In this role, Dr. Chiasson led the district-wide adoption of high quality instructional materials, standardized a model for school-level teacher coaches and built sustainable practices in teacher leader-led professional development. Dr. Chiasson also previously served in other school system roles in St. John the Baptist Parish, leading work in curriculum and instruction, professional development and school improvement.
Dr. Chiasson has served as an adjunct professor for the University of New Orleans since 2016 where she teaches Supervision of Instruction, a required course for a Louisiana Educational Leader licensure. Dr. Chiasson earned a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Nicholls State University, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Reading Specialist from Nicholls State University and a Doctorate in Education Administration from the University of New Orleans. She is the proud parent of two sons in Louisiana public schools and a daughter, not yet school age.