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OKC school board selects former middle school principal to fill board vacancy

Gloria Torres will serve out the remainder of Jay Means’ term, which is up in February
by Tim Willert Modified: August 5, 2014 at 9:00 am •  Published: August 4, 2014

Oklahoma City school district board members voted unanimously Monday to appoint former middle school principal Gloria Torres to fill a vacancy on the panel.

Torres will replace Jay Means, who resigned from the board June 20 to focus on his responsibilities as middle school principal in Woodward.

She will represent District 6 on the city’s predominantly Hispanic southwest side and serve out the remainder of Means’ term, which ends in February.

“We’re excited to have someone who has demonstrated such a strong and pronounced commitment to south Oklahoma City on our board,” board member Bob Hammack said. “We’ve longed to have someone from the Latino community provide a voice for that constituency and she does that.”

Torres, 44, oversees Oklahoma City Community College’s Capitol Hill Center, which provides adult education and job readiness programs in the heart of the city’s largest Hispanic community.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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