• 559-416-5909
  • torres@maderausd.org
  • 16645 Road 26 Madera, California 93638
"Home of the Toros"

Meet Our Counselors

Torres High School counselors are committed to ensuring your student has access to the best possible education. We will be working hard to help students reach their academic goals for college and career readiness when they graduate.
Contact your counselor via their e-mail address, listed below, or call (559) 416-5909
Sara Bonilla
Sara Bonilla
Head Counselor

12th Grade: M-Z
Engineering/Manufacturing Pathway
Office Location: A Building
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43021

I have lived in Madera all my life. My favorite subject growing up was music, I was in Band from elementary through my 1st year of college, making lifelong friends, through music I understood the importance of working together. I completed my Masters in Education, Counseling, with a P.P.S., at CSU, Fresno.  I started my career at MLK, Jr. Middle School and value the 10 years of experience I gained. I have worked at Madera South High School for the last 4 years and I am excited to enter my 14th year in education at Matilda Torres High School. I am inspired by my students’ perseverance through trying times, balancing life’s obstacles at home, and still placing education 1st. The best piece of advice I have been gifted is to make sure to take time for myself each day and to remember each day is a chance for a new beginning.

Anayanci Garcia
Anayanci Garcia
School Psychologist

Office Location: Building A
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43026

Currently, I have a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS)  credential. I earned a Master of Science in Education, with a specialization in School Psychology, from the California Baptist University Riverside. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California Riverside.  Early in my career, I was interested in supporting children’s academic success and social-emotional well-being throughout their developmental stages. My past work experiences included being a mentor, mental health worker, and bilingual instructional aide.  The best advice I have received was to always look at the bright side of a difficult situation, be grateful for what you have and be flexible to change.  During my free time, I enjoy listening to music, drawing, painting, dancing, or reading a book.  My favorite subjects in school were history and art. The values that have been important throughout my life are to treat others as you want to be treated, be responsible for your actions, have compassion and empathy towards others. 

Leticia Espinoza
Leticia Espinoza

11th Grade: SI-Z
Engineering/Manufacturing Pathway
Office Location: H Building
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43055

Marisol Iniguez
Marisol Iniguez

9th Grade: A-DE 
11th Grade: A-LE
Office Location: H Building
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43037

Marisol Iniguez was raised in Oaxaca, Mexico until the age of 10 when her family immigrated to Madera, CA. During her four years of high school, Marisol took business classes and became a member of FBLA. She attended the Madera Center and later transferred to CSU, Fresno where she received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Her lifetime goal was to give back to her community therefore she decided to go back to school to become a School Counselor. Mrs. Iniguez transitioned into a job at TJ where she worked with students by providing tutoring, social-emotional support, and Restorative Practices. She enjoys her family time. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, watching soccer games & listening to music. She is passionate about teaching students to self-advocate. She is a firm believer that your past does not define your future and with hard work and dedication, you will achieve your goals.

Stephanie Martin
Stephanie Martin

9th Grade: DI-HE
11th Grade: HI-SA 
Office Location: H Building
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43030

I grew up in Easton, a small farming community about 30 miles south of Madera. During my K-12  years, I was highly involved in school activities and sports, playing Volleyball and Softball as well as being the Rally Commissioner in ASB. I completed my Masters in Educational Counseling, with a P.P.S. Credential, at Fresno Pacific University.  I started my career journey first as a Social Worker For Aspira, then was a counselor in Central Unified for 2 ½ years. I then transitioned to Fresno High school where I spent 10 years. For the past 2 years, I had the wonderful opportunity to work at Madera South High School and now I am absolutely thrilled and fortunate to be part of the Toro Nation! I adore my family and love my dogs. I want to make a difference in every student’s life, helping them reach their dreams and goals. A beautiful quote that I strive to live by is to, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  — Mahatma Gandhi.

Tania Mitchum
Tania Mitchum

9th Grade: O-Z
10th Grade: RO-Z
Office Location: A Building
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43035

I am very fortunate to come back to the community that saw me grow both professionally and as an individual. I am ready to support, educate and empower our future generations. Being a first-generation indigenous college graduate is not easy but it is possible to accomplish. Proud to be a Fresno State Graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and then completing my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from National University was possible because I had the support of my family, husband, and students. In my free time, you can find me either on a bike, trail, or eating something new and delicious. I am looking forward to being the best support that I can be for the students I serve as well as this amazing community.  Please, “Realize that if a door closes, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you”  —Mandy Hale.

Janette Oregel
Janette Oregel

9th Grade: H-Me
11th Grade: A-L
Office Location: Building A
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43038

I started my college education at College of the Sequoias then transferred to Fresno State. At Fresno State, I did the Study Abroad to Spain one of the best experiences ever!! I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Urban Civic Education. I also did the Multiple Subject Credential Program with a Bilingual Authorization, then got my Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and College Counseling along with a PPS credential. I began my career at Admissions and Recruitment at Fresno City College as a Counselor at the Dream Center. I am proud to say that I am originally from the Central Valley in a small town called Corcoran, CA. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and building wonderful memories.

Edith Verhalen
Edith Verhalen

9th Grade: I-N
10th Grade: A-LE
Office Location: A Building
(559) 416-5909 Ext. 43077

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College Credit Opportunities

Advanced Placement

AP classes offer a challenging and stimulating educational experience for college bound students. When compared to other high school courses, AP classes often take more time, require more work, and give greater opportunity for individual growth and accomplishment. In May, AP exams are taken and scored on a 5-point scale. Most major colleges and universities recognize scores of 3, 4, or 5 for college credit. The amount of credit varies by institution. Students needing special accommodations must notify their teacher and the AP Coordinator upon enrollment in the course.

Why Take AP?
Dual Enrollment Madera Center

In the spring students enrolled in Medical Terminology will have the opportunity to take OT 10 and earn 3 college credits and 10 high school elective credits.

College & Career Readiness

California Colleges

CaliforniaColleges.edu provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college & career paths & enables educators to track their progress.


GPA Calculator

How to Calculate your GPA

To graduate from high school, students must maintain a minimum overall graduation grade point average or gpa of 2.0. To figure out a current semester GPA, assign the correct points to each grade. For example, if you received an “A” in a class, it equals 4 points, “B” equals 3 points, “C” equals 2 points, “D” equals 1 and “F” equals 0. Add the total grade points earned in all of the classes together, and divide by the total number of classes to get your GPA.

RangeClass PeriodCalculation
A = 41st PeriodA = 4
B = 32nd PeriodB = 3
C = 23rd PeriodA = 4
D = 14th PeriodC = 2
F = 05th PeriodD = 1
6th PeriodA = 4
± 18

18 divided by 6 = 3.0 GPA

Graduation Requirements

Health & Wellness

Social-Emotional Resources

Our Counselors, School Psychologists, Clinicians, and BCBA are in the process of collecting and curating social-emotional resources to support our students and families during the school closure.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Student-athletes and parents interested in NCAA Division I and Division II requirements, see the NCAA Website. It is recommended you start preparing for NCAA qualifications when you are a freshman as certain academic requirements need to be met to qualify.

Contact your students athletic coach and/or their counselor for more information.

Registration Information

New Students

Any student that needs to enroll in MatildaTorres High School needs to complete the online registration process by clicking here.  If you need assistance in completing the online registration process you can visit one of the parent resource centers or come to the front office at Matilda Torres High School.  Once the online registration process is complete and the required documents have been received you will be scheduled for an appointment with a counselor to enroll.

California State Seal of Biliteracy

The website contains information about the California State Seal of Biliteracy program and its requirements for students. The State Seal of Biliteracy, marked by a gold seal on the diploma or transcript, recognizes high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English. Here are examples of how a student can attain the Seal of Biliteracy.



Madera Unified 9th and 10th grade students are scheduled to take the PSAT, and all 11th grade students are scheduled to take the SAT 2021-22 school year.  More information will be provided in Fall 2021.

The new PSAT/NMSQT includes a Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. Test booklets and scored answer documents will be returned to students once received and an email will be sent out with information on how to review and interpret results.

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