My name is Manuel Torres, and I would like you all to know a little about myself. I was born and raised in San Antonio. I and my family, Grandparents, Tia’s and Tio’s (uncles & Aunts) lived in the Harlandale District. One of my grandparents lived on W. Harlan and my other lived on the corner of Flanders and buffalo, we lived on Chalmers, but unfortunately as I grew older we moved into the South San area where I graduated from South San. I am glad and happy to be teaching here at Harlandale, since it is the school of my family and all my family graduated from Harlandale.
I am a graduate of Texas State University, however it did not take me four years to finish. It took me around 23 years. Yeah, the reason being is that I joined the U.S. Navy. Which is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I always dreamt about joining the Navy when I was little and I followed my dreams. Always following you dreams. After 23 years in the Navy, my dreams came to an end. In the Navy I learned the meaning of serving our fellow man and country. I was in the Medical Field for all those years and achieved the rank of Chief Hospital Corpsman or Chief for short.
Another thing that I wanted to do is Teach and Coach in High School. Which I am currently doing and I love what I do. I am lucky enough to be here in Harlandale and even luckier in teaching your kids what I know about Medicine. I want them to know that they can achieve whatever they want to do. I want them to follow their dreams and sometimes it make take a while but never give up on dreams.
I want you to know that I am very respectful and I treat everyone with respect. I am a very motivating and positive person. I am easy to talk to, you can always ask me any questions you have. I am here for you and your children. I thank you and as always if you have any concern please don’t hesitate to Ask the Chief