Principal

Mr. Fuentes is an alumnus of CSULA earned BA in Music and minored in mathematics. He spent 19 years teaching math and music. He began teaching in 1986 because he wanted to give back to his community. He started off at Nightingale Jr. High (1986 - 1991) then he went off to work at Garfield H.S (1991 - 2004). He entered the world of Administration with his first assignment at Bell H.S (2004 - 2008), moving to South East H.S (2008 - 2009), then South Gate Middle School (2009 - 2010), and finally arrived at Torres H.S as the Principal of E.T.A. Mr. Fuentes’ motivation to stay committed to his job is the students them selves. The accomplishment of helping students with their future makes him wake up every day and come to school.  However, he still struggles with political changes in education that can affect schools. During his spare time he enjoys fishing and golfing. He is also a great musician that plays, guitar, piano, sings, bass, and drums. His advice for this year’s graduating seniors, is to follow their dreams and value their family as well.

El principal Sr. Fuentes asistido la universidad estatal de los angeles (CSULA) como comandante de música que tambien se especializa en matemáticas. Desde entonces, ha pasado 26 años que se ha dedicado a educar, porque quería dar para atraz a su comunidad. Su camino empezó en Nightingale Jr. High (1986 - 1991), Garfield HS (1991 - 2004), Bell HS (2004 - 2008), Sureste SA (2008 - 2009), South Gate Middle School (2009 - 2010), y finalmente llegó a Torres HS ETA .Como educador siente que ha logrado su objetivo de ayudar a los estudiantes a encontrar su futuro y hesa saticsfacion es, lo que hace Sr. Fuentes ir a trabajar. Sin embargo, hasta el dia de hoy lucha con los adultos que se preocupan más por los apuntes enves en que lo que verdaderamente importante para los estudiantes. En su tiempo libre disfruta de la pesca y el golf. Sr. Fuentes es también es un gran músico que toca, guitarra, piano, bateria, bajo y canta. Su consejo para este año a los estudiantes que se gradúan es ,seguir sus sueños y valorar su familia también.

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."  John Wooden