Name: Josh Torres WeddingRoom Number(s): 418NSubject: Social StudiesAP World HistoryHonors United States HistoryUnited States HistoryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (314) 776-3300Planning period:A days: 2nd period-8:48-10:21 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Some Fridays)B days: 5th period-7:10-8:43 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Some Fridays)Schedule:1st: U.S. History2nd: Plan3rd: AP World History4th: Honors U.S. History5th: PLC/Plan6th: U.S. History7th: AP World History8th: U.S. HistoryCertifications: High School and Middle School Social Studies, English, and K-12 Special Education.Education:Bachelor’s: History, Education, Minor in Music: Percussion Performance.Master's: MA in History, with focus on Urban History and Intellectual History.
As a teacher of AP World History and U.S. History, I am lucky to be able to honestly say that I have my dream job.
I have learned a great deal from our students, who inspire and amaze me on a regular basis. As someone who is passionate about the importance of both education and cities, I am proud to work for SLPS and feel privileged to teach at Gateway STEM.
After studying history, education, and music at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, I completed my student teaching at Gateway STEM in 2008. As an undergrad student, I worked at St. Louis’s most unbelievable institution, the City Museum.
I spent two years teaching ESOL in Seoul, South Korea from 2008-2010, and used my vacation to travel extensively in Asia. After leaving Korea, I took the Trans-Siberian across Russia, using my savings to spend the better part of a year in Europe and North Africa.
After returning to St. Louis, I worked on a master’s degree in History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. While studying I also worked for Special School District at McCluer South-Berkeley High School, and then at Riverview Gardens as an alternative middle school teacher.
When I’m not teaching, I love to read, converse with friends, ride my bicycle, and travel. My brother lives in South America, and I’ve visited him in Chile, Colombia, and the mountains of Patagonia.
I currently live in south city St. Louis, with two cats, an absurd amount of plants, and the most wonderful person I’ve ever met: my wife, Maria.