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Ellen Hahn, Inclusion/Resource Teacher 4th-5th


Welcome to Torres!  My name is Ellen Hahn.  I have the pleasure of being a Special Education Teacher for students in 4th and 5th grade.  This is my thirteenth year teaching with Victoria ISD.  I earned a degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  My favorite activity is spending time with my son and our pets (a dog and a cat).  See you soon! I am excited to be at Torres and I'm looking forward to a wonderful year! 

Academics For Life

Vivian Lovik, Assessment for Learning


Exciting life!  I grew up all over the world because my dad was in the military.  I finally settled in Victoria.  I attended the University of Houston in Victoria.  The one thing I love the most is animals.  If I lived out in the country, I would have a lot of pets.

Brandy Garcia, ESL


My name is Brandy Garcia and I am the ELL (English Language Learner) Itinerant Teacher.  I graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria and I have certifications in ESL, Early Childhood, and Elementary Education.  I have enjoyed working at Torres Elementary for 1 full year, but have taught for a total of 9 years (Kindergarten and 3rd grade).  I love working at Torres and with your kids!  My husband and I have a three-year-old son and two cats.  We enjoy spending time outside, attending and volunteering at church, reading, and going on adventures!




Courtney deLuna Shoup, Special Education Assistant


Hello my name is Ms. de Luna and this is my first full year with VISD as a Special ED Assistant. I am a mother of two, a daughter that is 10 and a son who is 4. I spend the majority of my time taking care of my children and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to a wonderful year!


Lettie Garcia, Computer Lab Teacher


My name is Lettie Garcia. I have been the computer lab assistant at Torres for 8 years and have a total of 11 years’ experience as a computer lab assistant. This will be my 18th year as a paraprofessional. I have lived in Victoria all of my life. I love to read and spend time with my nephews. I'm looking forward to a wonderful year!

Alma Pena, Special Education Assistant


My name is Alma Pena. I am a Special Education Assistant who specializes in counseling.  My three children have graduated from high school and are in college.  When I am not at school, I am a Christian mother who loves taking care of my family and my dog.  I am very active. My favorite hobby is collecting Incredible Hulk items because he is a gentle giant.  Hulk Smash!!

Betty Rocha, Assistant


Hello! My name is Betty Rocha. I have been a teacher’s aide with VISD for sixteen years, and I have been with Torres Elementary for 8 years. I have lived in Victoria most of my adult life. I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren who I love to spend time with. I enjoy working alongside teachers to help students.

Erica Castillo, Speech Assistant


This is my second year to work as a Speech Assistant for VISD. I graduated from Texas A. & M. University in Kingsville. I really love my job and look forward to working with your students.

Kristi Malta, Assistant

My name is Kristi Malta and this will be my 1st year at Torres Elementary as a Special Education Assistant. I've had the pleasure of working with VISD last year as a substitute teacher. Just this year I became a Paraprofessional, as I love working with children of all ages. In my spare time I spend time with my Wonderful husband, dog and church family. Looking forward to another AWESOME year.

Interventions Teachers
Zindi Evans                     Debra Hartman                   Susan Wheeler
Ruby Lopez, Life skills Para in 227 
Years with district : 3 this year marks 4th year
Grades 3, 4 5th (3 years @ PWMS) ESL Aide 2 years /perm sub Ace room 1 year 7th) 
Anything else just ask🙂