Co-director, Perrone-Sizer Institute For creative leadership
Ms. Carmen Torres, Co-Founder of the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership, is a veteran urban school educator and school founder. She established the Health Careers Pathway at Brighton High School and the first pharmacy program at Fenway High School, which was a partnership with CVS Pharmacies. She was also founding assistant headmaster and then co-headmaster of Boston Arts Academy with Linda Nathan. Ms. Torres served as Senior Academic Design and Support Specialist for High Schools in the Office of English Language Learners of the Boston Public Schools, has been a Clinical Instructor at Boston University, worked as a consultant with the Educational Resource Center, and has mentored many emerging school leaders. Ms. Torres was also the Director of Student and Family Services at Conservatory Lab Charter School, where she has developed relationships with Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR), Massachusetts Charter Public School Association, and Children’s Hospital Training and Access Program (TAP). She also served on the Boston Cultural Council.
Ms.Torres facilitates workshops and trainings focused on issues of race, equity, and culturally competent pedagogy for school leaders, healthcare professionals, and others. Her research focuses on best practices in social emotional learning, family engagement, evaluation, and social determinants of health.
She holds a Masters in Human Services Management from the Heller School, a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, and a Certificate in Educational Leadership from Boston University.