Getting to Know Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development is welcoming a new face to the team. Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan has been appointed to serve a one-year appointment as Interim Associate Dean! Are you from Fresno? I am originally from Illinois. I was raised in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, and earned my degrees at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). I […]

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Better Preparing College Bound Students in Porterville

A Need in Porterville Porterville College has partnered with the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP) to help strengthen the school to college pipeline in the rural Porterville area. According to Dr. Juliet Wahleithner, SJVWP Director, the best way to help students better prepare for college is to better prepare their teachers. Porterville Unified School […]

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Child-Friendly Work Environments Make a Difference

How important is a work environment that is accommodating toward parent employees? Very Important! When a staff or faculty member is a parent, after hours meetings can be difficult to attend. Having a child-friendly work environment can make all the difference to a parent. Being able to leave at 3pm to pick up your child, […]

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Leaving a 15 Year Legacy – Dean Paul Beare Retires

Paul Beare, Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, will retire on June 30 after 15 years of service at Fresno State. During his time at Fresno State, Dr. Beare has made an everlasting impact on the faculty, staff, and students. Over the past 15 years, he has celebrated close to 18,000 […]

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Dr. Laura Alamillo Appointed Interim Dean

Dr. Laura Alamillo has been appointed to serve a one-year appointment as Interim Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. Dr. Alamillo previously served as Associate Dean for the Kremen School and is currently the Executive Director for Programs for Children at Fresno State. Dr. Alamillo has a Ph.D. from the University of […]

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Teacher Credential Faculty Take Data Into Their Own Hands

Lisa Bennett and Cathy Yun were writing a grant proposal when it hit them: they couldn’t answer their most important questions with the data they had. Bennett, the coordinator of the multiple subject teacher credential program at Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education, and Yun, the coordinator of the school’s early childhood education teacher credential program, […]

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A Big Accomplishment for Our Student Assistants

The Student Assistants at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development are a vibrant piece of the day-to-day tasks at the school. They not only perform their job responsibilities but they also gain individual relationships with the faculty, staff and leadership at the school. This year, we have four Student Assistants graduating with a […]

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Honoring Our Retiring Faculty

The retiring faculty at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State have made a significant impact to our school. They are not just retiring but also leaving a legacy of years of work in their departments. Paul Beare, Ph.D. Dean, Kremen School of Education and Human Development 15 Years of Service Dr. […]

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Little Free Library Opens to Provide Books to Students

Dr. Laura Alamillo, Associate Dean, joins Dr. R. Joseph Rodriguez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education, for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Little Free Library. Dr. Rodriguez is passionate about literature and making sure it is accessible for everyone, that is why he opened a Little Free Library […]

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The Week of the Young Child Honors Dr. Benninga

The Central California Chapter of the California Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) has chosen Dr. Jacques Benninga as the 2018 Honoree at the Week of the Young Child reception. Dr. Benninga is a Professor Emeritus/Chair Emeritus for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. “You have […]

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