Prof. Omayra Torres Carrión
Experience & Activities
Prof. Omayra Torres Carrión holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (K-3) with a Special Education component from the Humacao Campus, University of Puerto Rico, and a master’s degree in Special and Differentiated Education from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. She is certified in special education with a specialization in education for the Deaf and Partially Deaf, granted by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. She is also certified in Evaluation and Educational Therapy, Specific Learning Problems, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity, Forensic Expertise, Technological Assistance from PRATPR, Advanced Sign Language (American Sign Language Interpreters), Organizational Executive Coaching and Coaching X Values Methodology (endorsed by the International Coaching Federation). Most recently, she obtained a professional certification as Online Facilitator and Designer of Virtual Courses offered by the UPR Río Piedras Campus.
Dr. Torres Carrión holds the PhD from the University of Puerto Rico Río, Piedras Campus, in the area of Curriculum and Teaching with a Specialty in Learning Technology. She recently collaborated on writing a chapter entitled “Access to All” in the book, The Future of Distance Education in Puerto Rico, edited by Dr. Juan Meléndez Alicea.
Currently Prof. Carrión chairs the Cooperativa de Servicios Educativos Especializadas in Bayamón. She is a professor at the Sexological Educational and Psychological Institute of Puerto Rico, where she offers courses in the certification of educational evaluators and therapists in the specialties of Specific Learning Problems and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity. She works in administrative matters for the Creative Movement Program and leads the virtualization of teaching at the College of Special Education and Integral Development (CODERI). She collaborates in different SM projects and the SM Puerto Rico Foundation as a coach, workshop leader, and event room coordinator. She is also a motivator and speaker.