Meet The Team


Eric Torres
Executive Director 

Our Executive Director leads Elevate Bridgeport with 19 years of educational experience. Seven of those years were devoted to the Bridgeport Public Schools as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher. He then became the Assistant Principal  for a PreK through 12th grade charter school in New Haven, CT. Eric holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Service, a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, and an 092 Intermediate Administration and Supervision certification from Sacred Heart University. He was also the founder and Executive Director of the Greater Bridgeport Respite Care for Children, providing at-risk youth who had difficulties thriving in a traditional after-school program with after-school care that met their academic, social, and emotional needs through mentoring, life skills, and character building. 


Benjamin McCullough 

Marcella Lawson  
Education Lead

Jessica Jackson

Ray Ruiz, Teacher-Mentor

Gisela Taveras, Teacher-Mentor