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Ms. Ella Torres » Meet Ms. Torres

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 am also a product of LAUSD. 
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 7th year being a counselor and my 6th 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 spending time with my family, husband, our dog, Espresso, photography and scrap-booking. 
"Be strong but not rude,
Be kind but not weak,
Be humble but not timid,
Be proud but not arrogant"


10th grade IGP

Ms. Palafox and I are coming up with unique ways to reach out to the students and present IGP information. We have created a Fun Video for you to watch! The goal is for students to watch the video and gather questions for your counselor which will be addressed during our visit with you during H/L Period. We are excited to answer all of your questions! Mrs.Torres and Ms.Palafox