News reports reveal that American educators have been losing their lives in school tragedies since 1764. Members of The National Teachers Hall of Fame believe that it is time to recognize and honor these brave educators for their dedication to their jobs and to their students.
We have created a monument and memorial area at Emporia State University that will be a permanent tribute to educators who literally “gave their all” for their profession.
Names and dates have been inscribed to remember educators like those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012, Chuck Poland (the school bus driver hero killed in January 2013 in Alabama), Dave Sanders (Columbine), teacher Robert Bailey who was killed in Illinois in 1882, Christa McAuliffe who perished in the Challenger explosion in 1986, and Goddard, KS Principal Jim McGee, who was killed in 1985.
The memorial is open to the public and situated on the north end of the Emporia State University campus at the historic One Room Schoolhouse.
To learn more about the National Memorial to Fallen Educators – including ceremonies and new additions, and how to contribute – visit the Fallen Educators Memorial blog.
Local: 620-341-5660 Visser Hall Emporia State University 1 Kellogg Cir Emporia, KS 66801