Mrs. Larriann Torrez was born and raised in the Central Valley. She earned her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Fresno Pacific University, including a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Education and Administration Services. Mrs. Torrez graduated from Brandman University in May 2018. She received her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Torrez is Vice President of the Tulare County Hispanic Leadership Network, representative on the Sequoias Adult Education Leadership Committee, Chair of the Tulare County Workforce Development Board’s Referral Committee, and has served on the California Council for Adult Education State Executive Board from 2007-2017 as Member-at-Large, President Elect, President, and Past President.
Mrs. Torrez is currently employed with Tulare Joint Union High School District (TJUHSD) in Tulare, CA, and has been the Director of Tulare Adult School since 2016. Larriann served as Assistant Director of Tulare Adult School from 2011-2016 and as principal of Sierra Vista Charter High School from 2013-2016. Prior to employment with TJUHSD, Larriann was a program manager for Proteus, Inc., a nonprofit, community-based organization in Visalia, CA. Mrs. Torrez began her career in adult education in 1994 at Porterville Adult School where she taught evening GED® and high school diploma classes. Mrs. Torrez’ career includes multiple recognitions, including ACSA Region XI Adult Education Administrator of the Year and Tulare County Hispanic Leadership Network Administrator of the Year in 2014, Tulare County Office of Education, Excellence in Education Finalist in 2014, Caroline S. Casida Meritorious Leadership Award from the California Council for Adult Education in 2009, Proteus Teacher of the Year in 2005, and the Charles O. Peterson Meritorious Service Award from the California Council for Adult Education in 2005.