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Hector Torres
Instrumental Music Fine Arts

I do wop do wop, shoobe do be do wop do wop, music. I can’t complain. Helping out stars shine on the big stages of life. It’s ok to like Nickleback in my class. We might even play some too, among many other types of music from around the world. We are not a traditional music program. We start bands, write original content, and perform it at real venues.

It’s too much fun. Besides teaching, I tend to explore the world as much as possible. I was Born in Colombia and taught elementary school in San Francisco before moving back to Tulsa.

Email: htorres@tsas.org

Room: 123

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University
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Jonathan Townsend
Executive Director Administration

I’m just a guy lucky enough to work with the best team in the city! #TeamTSAS. I am a Tulsa native and a descendant of Black Wall Street/Greenwood. I married a Chicago girl and together we parent a very energetic Siberian husky.

I first started in education as an elementary educator, and later I had the honor of advising the Mayor of Tulsa on education issues as a member of his administration. But the opportunity to lead TSAS is an honor unlike any other that I’ve ever had. I know that the students that we have in our building today are the world-changers of tomorrow. Don’t believe me? Just watch!

When I’m not at TSAS, I love to read, write, study languages, and watch sports on television.

Office: 104 C

Email: jtownsend@tsas.org

Educational Background:

  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership Studies from Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government from Oral Roberts University
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Colton Tucker
Director of Special Education Services Administration

My wife and I currently have one rescue critter, a mischievous long-hair dachshund named Harvey. I’ve had a lifelong affinity for songwriting, mostly alternative/indie and americana. I enjoy gardening, mountain biking, fishing as well as learning new trades and tinkering around the house. I’m not particularly good at light conversation.

I believe that education should be liberating and it’s with that notion I embarked on this journey. There is no field more in need of challenging exclusive and often dehumanizing practices than in special education. At TSAS, it is my dream to continue to build upon an inclusive education program that embraces the unique needs of all our students and prioritizes togetherness in the classroom and greater community.

Email: ctucker@tsas.org

Room: 104 E

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Oklahoma State University
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Oklahoma
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John Turner
World History and U.S. History History

I am an avid movie watcher, traveler, and reader.I am constantly traveling and exploring new places. I love the possibilities of meeting new people and seeing new cultures! I have a passion for education and making sure that students are enlightened about the world around them.

Ask me about my Corgi! Her name is Molly and she is the sweetest.

Email: jturner@tsas.org

Class Website: CLICK HERE

Room: 113 B

Educational Background:

  • Master’s in American Studies from Northeastern State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tulsa
  • Certificate in Classical Studies from the University of Tulsa