A concept was created in 1993 to honor teachers and other members of the community who support education through the purchase of commemorative bricks on the Teachers and Friends of Education Honor Wall at Fresno State.

The wall filled quickly and, 20 years later, with a second brick wall nearly full, a third and fourth honor wall are being built to recognize Central Valley educators.

Dr. Robert Monke, a longtime faculty member and former associate dean and interim dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, led the project to build the first honor wall.

“We thought we should come up with some type of project that would involve many people, that would really give a lot of support for teaching and quality education. So we came up with bricks, and, in 1998, we approved construction and built the first Teachers and Friends Honor Wall,” Monke said.

Funds received from brick donations have been directed toward updating computer laboratories and other technological equipment used in the classroom at the Kremen School.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, “online learning opportunities and the use of open educational resources and other technologies can increase educational productivity by accelerating the rate of learning, reducing costs associated with instructional materials or program delivery and better utilizing teacher time.”

Visit www.TeacherHonorWall.com to learn more about how to purchase a brick on the wall.