Helyde Torres

Assistant Professor of Practice, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Helyde Torres

Bio

Helyde Torres, M.A. Bicultural/Bilingual Studies, is an Assistant Professor of Practice. Helyde attended UTSA where she earned her undergraduate EC-8th grade certification in Bilingual Studies as well as her master’s degree. She joins UTSA after 23 years of classroom experience, teaching grades K through 6th. She has taught in diverse instructional settings, including a bilingual classroom, a dual language 90/10 model, and a dual language 50/50 model. Her experiences also include serving as a Dual Language Coordinator in a kinder-5thgrade campus as well as at an Intermediate school for over 10 years combined. She has served as the LPAC campus representative and participated in curriculum writing as well as the district textbook adoption committee for the Spanish and English Language Arts Curriculum. In the summer of 2019, she taught an undergraduate Instructional Methods course at the Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City—one of the premier higher education institutions in Mexico. As part of her teaching experience, Helyde has had the opportunity to mentor pre-clinical as well as clinical teachers for more than 15 years.