Phone: 602-445-4115


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Secondary Education - English with a certificate in Linguistics M.A. English Education

Ms. Erika Torres

  • Welcome! 

    Meet the Teacher & Class Overview 

    My name is ErikaTorres and I teach ELA 1-2 and IB ELA 5-6. This is my second year at Barry Goldwater and I am very excited about this school year! I am a Phoenix native and I grew up in the Paradise Valley Unified School District where I graduated from the IB program at North Canyon High School. More recently, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education from Northern Arizona University and a master's degree in English Education from Arizona State University.  I am also a co-adviser for G-Crew and National Honor Society. When I'm not teaching I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going out to eat, shopping, and reading. My number one priority is to make sure your student has a positive experience in my classroom - virtually or physically!

    Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 

    ELA 1-2 Syllabus

    IB ELA 5-6 Syllabus


    Class Communication


    Remind is a secure communication app that allows for convenient announcements and reminders between students, parents, and the teacher!

    Remind app does not share any personal information between parties and you do not need the app to receive messages. However, the free app does allow access to more features such as reactions to messages and private messages.

    I am requiring that all students with access to a personal device sign up for this to allow for quick communication as we navigate home learning together. Parents and guardians are also more than welcome to join their student's class!


    1. Create a new text message on your phone.

    2. In the "TO" box type in 81010

    3. In the message box type in the corresponding code according to the hour you are in my class. 

    PERIOD 1: @torresela1

    PERIOD 2: @bghsibpd2

    PERIOD 3: @torrespd3

    PERIOD 6: @bghsibpd6

    PERIOD 7: @torrespd7

    4. Send text message! You're ready to go!