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Julia E. Torres is a member of The Educator Collaborative network.Read her full bio here or request her for consulting or a speaking engagement. Julia is an expert in secondary writing and reading instruction, including accelerated reading and writing instruction for multilingual students and those learning in urban environments. Currently, Julia is a teacher librarian for five schools on the Montbello Campus within the Far Northeast region of Denver Public schools. Across over a decade in education, Julia has taught in small, medium, and large districts, across the Western United States. Her high school teaching career has included teaching freshman English up through advanced courses including World Literature and AP English Literacy and Composition. In 2014, Julia began teaching in the largest (and only urban district in Colorado)—Denver Public Schools. As a teacher at Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello, Julia taught Concurrent Enrollment English classes partnering with Aurora Community College. Julia has also taught Creative Writing and African-American Literature through University of Colorado Denver’s Upward Bound pre-collegiate summer academic institute.