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Meet Ms. Torres

Hello! I am Ella Torres and I am one of the academic counselors here at VAAS. I was born in Russia and came to America when I was four years old. I speak Russian fluently. The San Fernando Valley has been my home since 1993.
 
I received my Bachelor's Degree from Cal State Northridge in Liberal Studies in 2011 and then my Masters and PPS Credential in School Counseling also from Cal State Northridge in 2014. This is my 4th year being a counselor and my 3rd year at VAAS. Before coming to VAAS I worked in Carson,CA as a TK-8 Counselor. I always enjoyed working with children. Before I became a counselor I worked for LAUSD as a teachers assistant for 9 years. 
 
My goal is to get all of my students to cross the stage and receive their high school diploma. 
 
In my spare time I enjoy photography and scrap-booking as well as spending time with my husband and family. 
 
"Be strong but not rude,
Be kind but not weak,
Be humble but not timid,
Be proud but not arrogant"
~Unknown