Teacher, College Readiness
BA, Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
MA, Education, Loyola Marymount University
Michelle Torres is the College Readiness Teacher at ECMS-Gardena. She is passionate about promoting equity in education, social justice, and environmental advocacy. As the College Readiness teacher, her goals span the cultivation of critical reading skills, building strategies to ensure academic, social and emotional success, and the awareness of collegiate opportunities.
She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and her Masters in Education at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Michelle has worked in the education sphere in LA for nearly a decade.
Michelle’s love of nature began growing up in Wisconsin where her favorite place was deep in the North Woods. Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading, hiking, camping, creating, practicing yoga, and meditation.