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Cherie Ichinose, Ph.D.

Carol Barnes Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018-19
Fullerton
Department of Mathematics

“My career as a mathematics teacher is dedicated to strengthening student success in mathematics at every level — and for every student.”

A trailblazer in narrowing the achievement gap through her innovative online course offerings and “flipped” classroom model, Cherie Ichinose is the recipient of the 2018 Carol Barnes Excellence in Teaching Award.

Now being implemented at sister campuses throughout the CSU to improve student persistence and shorten time to graduation, Ichinose’s “flipped” model allows instruction that used to occur in class to be accessed at home so class becomes the place to work through problems, advance concepts and engage in collaborative learning.

Ichniose’s students praise her passion for mathematics, her ability to explain difficult concepts clearly and her mentorship outside of the classroom. As coordinator of the single subject credential program in mathematics, she also teaches, recruits and advises future secondary mathematics teachers.