A religion teacher at Cabrini High School has been honored as the school’s Alumna of the Year.

Nadine Pizer, of the class of 1976, received a Mother Cabrini medal in recognition of the honor during the annual Alumna of the Year Dinner.

Pizer has introduced several service and social justice programs at Cabrini, serves as the moderator for the No Place for Hate Club and is an active member of the New Orleans chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.

Pizer is a fair trade ambassador and was instrumental in Cabrini becoming a Catholic Relief Service Partner School. She initiated the sale of fair trade items at Cabrini and collaborated with a local coffee shop to provide fair trade coffee to students during exam days.

Pizer helped create the annual Global Solidarity Week at Cabrini and has been bringing her religion students to prepare and serve lunch to the poor at St. Joseph Rebuild Center for the past several years. She also is a frequent volunteer at St. Jude Community Center as a part of Cabrini’s Feed the Poor Program and privately.

In 2010, Pizer was the sole educator from Louisiana selected to attend the Rudin Family Foundation Bearing Witness Advanced Program in Israel for Catholic school educators.