Torres, Richard L.
My name is Richard Torres.  I am the special education teacher at Burnet Elementary, and I work with all grade levels.  I have 23 years experience as an educator.  I have also worked as an instructional specialist and as an educational diagnostician.  I hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from UTEP.  I am currently enrolled at Texas Tech University.

My teaching philosophy is quite simple.  Learning is not a spectator sport!  Children learn by doing, from first-hand concrete experiences, using their senses, exploring their environment of people, things, places and events.  I hope to instill in every one of my students a passion for learning.  My desire to become a teacher is rooted in my belief that only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughters.  I love traveling, gardening, carpentry, and flyfishing.   

Please feel free to contact me (915- 236-8225) with any questions or concerns.  My conference is from 12:30 – 1:15.    

I have no special talent.  I am only passionately curious!  ~Albert Einstein