Larry Torres (District 6)
Long time educator Larry Torres was elected to the PUSD Board of Education in 2015. He is the first Board Member from the newly drawn District 6.
Mr. Torres first started teaching in Los Angeles Unified in 1986. Hired as a junior high school social studies teacher in El Sereno, he was a pioneer in the middle school movement in Los Angeles. In 1993 he moved to City of Angels School, an alternative K-12 program that works with students who need a non-traditional educational experience.
He grew up in nearby Eagle Rock before moving east to attend college. Mr. Torres graduated from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut with a double major in History and Political Science. He attended Harvard Graduate School of Education where he earned a Master’s Degree in Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments. He also received a Certificate of Advanced Study from Harvard for completing a year of study past his Master’s Degree. Larry Torres also received a Ed.M. from UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies in Educational Administration. He is a National Board Certified Teacher, an honor fewer than 3% of teachers earn.
Mr. Torres has been on the School Site Council at Sierra Madre Elementary/Middle School as well as at Pasadena High School. He has been a member of that organization since 1999.
He lives in Sierra Madre with his wife and two daughters. His oldest daughter is at Cal Poly Pomona and his youngest daughter attends Pasadena High School.