Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors: Economics - Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) Masters in Teaching (M.A.T) - Rhode Island College Granted a Fellowship through Principal Residency Network and completed Administration Certificate Doctoral Candidate of Educational Leadership - Johnson & Wales University
Cynthia Torres is entering her fourth year as Principal at Reservoir Avenue Elementary School. She has been with the Providence Public School District (PPSD) for 27 years. Prior to becoming Principal, she was then a technology teacher at West Broadway Middle School, a bilingual educator at Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, and a Teacher Assistant.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Cynthia earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC). Upon coming to Rhode Island, she earned her Master's in Teaching from Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island, and was later granted a Fellowship with the Principal Residency Network (PRN) where she completed the Administration Certification Program and became a candidate of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Cynthia's vision of educational equality is that all learners are valued and empowered to take ownership of their learning regardless of their gender, socio-economic status, disability or ethnic background; and that all teachers embrace a culture of high expectations, collaboration and trust. She believes that when students are engaged in meaningful learning, and are accountable, they are able to set goals and become lifelong learners.