Gallery of Success Honorary, Irene Eizen with Lauren McGinnis, EDU '20, Early Childhood Education Student
Gallery of Success Honorary, Irene Eizen with Lauren McGinnis, EDU '20, Early Childhood Education
Chris Kendig

Irene Eizen, an alumna of Temple College of Education was honored at Temple University's Gallery of Success during Homecoming Weekend. Temple University's Gallery of Success celebrates outstanding professional achievement, inspiring students to their future and bringing honor to the institution. A graduate from each of Temple's 17 schools and colleges were honored at the awards ceremony and reception.

Eizen, BS, '70, MED, '72, EDD, '95, is a three-time Owl, earning her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees all from the College of Education. A leader in mathematics education from elementary school to university-level teachings, Eizen has an impressive nearly 50-year-long career. Devoted to giving back to her alma mater, Eizen has served as an assistant professor since 2010 and sits on the school's Board of Visitors.

"We are excited that the University selected Dr. Irene Eizen as our Gallery of Success winner," said Dr. Gregory Anderson, Dean of the College of Education. "Irene is very deserving of this honor and we are proud of her accomplishments," added Anderson.

Eizen began teaching elementary and middle school mathematics in the School District of Philadelphia, where she served for 20 years.

During her tenure with the school district, she took on the role of supervisor of mathematics before moving on to pursue doctoral studies at Temple. 

Throughout her impressive career, Eizen worked as an adjunct professor at several universities in the greater Philadelphia area and served as the K-12 Supervisor of mathematics for the Lower Merion School District.

She also dedicated her time to develop meaningful organizations that empower her fellow educators. 

"I was honored and humbled by the award and it was great to be amongst a group of talented people that also received the award," said Eizen.     

Eizen founded Do Math for The Fun of It, Inc., a mathematics education consulting firm that specializes in professional development at all levels of mathematics education. She also founded the Foundation to Achieve Mathematics Excellence (FAME), an educational organization that provides training and support for teachers. 

She has conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops in all aspects of mathematics education for schools, entire districts, and professional organizations at the local, state and national levels.

Eizen presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual and regional meetings and is an active member of many national and regional professional organizations. From 2002 to 2006, she served as a trustee of the Mathematics Education Trust.