California STEM Colleagues Mourn Sudden Passing of Diana Herrington, Former CalTAC Member

Photo of Diana Herrington, acclaimed math educator in the Fresno, California community.
Diana Herrington

The California Council on Science and Technology sends our sincere condolences to the Herrington family on the passing of Diana Herrington, a longtime math teacher at Clovis High School and lecturer at California State University, FresnoHerrington died on May 17th in Fresno.

Fresno State news services and covered Herrington’s passing.

CCST and California’s STEM community were enlivened and enriched for having Diana Herrington as our colleague. Herrington served as a CalTAC member from 2009 to 2012, but her career honors were wide and far. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) from the White House in 1999 ― a career honor sometimes referred to as the “Nobel Prize” for STEM teachers.

Herrington extolled the crucial role of mathematics for developing the learning potential of children, proclaiming in her Twitter profile: “Kids can only go as far in science as their math will take them!”

A scholarship fund for aspiring math teachers has been established in Herrington’s honor. Donations can be made at California State University, Fresno Foundation.  For more information, please contact Javier Morales at

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