The League School recently welcomed Deborah Torres as its Manager of Training and Quality Assurance. She is charged with developing and implementing training programs that meet or exceed special education industry standards. This new position replaces an Assistant Program Coordinator position. “Training and quality assurance have been a part of staff responsibilities and, as the school has grown, it becomes more critical to ensure consistency across disciplines,” said Chief Operating Officer, Cheryl White.
Deb brings six years of training experience to the role. In her position as Assistant Clinical Director for the May Institute, she taught the residential staff on behavior support plans, created a residential staff curriculum, and developed training programs for new initiatives. “Deb brings a multi-disciplinary, competency-based background to the League School,” said Cheryl. “The flexibility and creativity that come with that skill set will be instrumental for improving the school’s training initiatives.”
“I am passionate about developing and implementing training programs dedicated to the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” said Deb. “Great training systems have the ability to enhance the quality of care that we give the students we serve.” In addition to creating the orientation and ongoing training curriculum, Deb will collaborate with the administrative team to develop standards, handbooks, and policy manuals that support the mission of the school.
Prior to her six years at the May Institute, Deb worked for the Groden Center in Providence, Rhode Island, in a variety of capacities including Residential Manager. She has her Master’s in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is certified in Organization Behavior Management.