Teresa Furey is a long-time resident of the City of Torrance, a retired Torrance Unified School District employee and a consummate community volunteer. Ms. Furey and her family have resided in Torrance for almost 30 years. In May of 2016 she retired from TUSD after a 25 year career as a classified employee. During her career, Ms. Furey served as an Instructional Assistant, as a Paraeducator and for the last nine years as a Job Developer for the District’s School-To-Career program.Ms. Furey presently serves as a board member on the Torrance Education Foundation; the North Torrance Homeowners Association; The American Cancer Society Torrance Relay for Life; and the League of Women Voter Torrance area. In addition, she is an active volunteer for numerous other community organizations.As a retired classified employee, Ms. Furey is well versed in and fully understands the Merit System. She is a huge supporter of the tenets of the system.