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The following article/section is from the Sal & Gabi continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

Yasmany, if you ever come to school hungry again without having had enough to eat, you just tell them. Never will a student of mine go hungry so long as Culeco has a penny left in its budget. And if Culeco runs out of money. I’ll pay for the meals myself. Children get all the food they need. Always. No fuss, no shaming, no questions, okay?

–Gloria to Yasmany on the lengths she will go to help a student in Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe.

Gloria Torres is the principal of Culeco Academy of the Arts

Sal & Gabi Duology

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe

She speaks with Sal Vidon and Yasmany Robles in her office. After Sal explains that Yasmany knocked his diabetes bag to the floor, she apologizes and turns to Yasmany and expels him. However, moments later, Gabi Real enters the office. Gabi tells that Yasmany could not have put the chicken in his locker due to being unable to open it all year, after saying she was witnesses saying Sal opened the locker she turns her attention to him. Sal claims it was an illusion, and she calls the janitor to check in on the cleanup, but he says it vanished. She concludes that it was an illusion. Sal convinces her not to expel Yasmany. She agrees and assigns him a five-page paper on type-one diabetes.

After Sal summons a scarf with an ojo turco and sends Gladis Machado to the nurse’s office, she sees Sal in her office again. She gives him two days detention and has him write Gladis an apology letter.

Later that day an alternate version of her comes through the rip in Yasmany’s locker demanding the chicken Sal took as it will be deducted from her pay if it’s lost. She thinks the two are demons and threatens to beat them to Hell. She is amused with Gabi’s poor Spanish and she gets the chicken back.

The following day she drags Yasmany to her office calling this his “last straw”. When Sal strikes to defend Yasmany she kicks him out. After school she sits in the cafeteria and Sal comes up to her, she is shocked at this but he says Daniel Miranda Rivero is asking about Yasmany and that Mr. Zacto is their if she needs him. They talk and play around in masks for a while until Sal asks about Yasmany. She says she can’t tell him but asks him to try to be a friend to him, as Yasnamy needs all the friends he can at the moment.

On Saturday she arrives at the hospital with Cari-dad, a police officer, and a social worker. They, minus Cari-dad, speak with Yadmany and take him to his aunt‘s house. She thinks Sal for being there for him and tells Yasmany he still ows her his diabetes paper.

Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe

After learning that Yasmany's grandparents want him to move back in with his mom, she comforts him. She takes the three to her office for a lunch of purple oatmeal. After telling Yasmany she would help him, she lets him and Sal leave school early to go back to his house to get settled.

The following day after Sal inadvertently insults Gabi and Aventura Rios, she and Gabi try to get Sal out of the bathroom. When they do, she tells him to come to her office, but he locks himself back in when he sees Aventura. When Mr. Milagros opens the door to find the bathroom empty, she goes into a panic and searches the school. After Sal is found, she calmly berates him for throwing the school into a panic and tells Aventura violence is not tolerated at school. After telling Aventura she knew the script was bad but approved it as the parents would like it regardless, she stop her from quitting the play and forces Sal to become co-director. After giving Aventura notes to give her next few teachers, she stop Sal from leaving. She shows him an article that his father wrote on calamity physics. After revealing she believes he is using one of his father's gadgets, she tells his to go home and drop off anything not necessary for his classes or for managing his diabetes. She threatens to expel him if she finds any magic props on him. As he leaves, she tells him to be back by fifth period as she plans on revealing his position as co-director to the school. She calls Sal's father to inform him of his son's disappearing act.

The night of the parent-teacher conference things go emotionally and she congratulates Sal on his hard work and decides to do this format for every parent-teacher conference. The two are then greeted by the Reáls. When Sal has Vorágine signal the others and his parents, Gabi, her, the Entropy-sweeper, and the Sisterverse barge in and subdue the rogue Gabi while Mr. Milagros stands watch. After explaining everything to Principal Torres, and thanking her for not expelling him for his powers, he tells them to let the rogue Gabi up as she wanted to get caught. After she says she misses her old life and cries, they all comfort her before they decide to enroll her at Culeco.

A couple of months later during winter break, she, Sal, the Sisterverse, Aventura, and Yasmany are attending the wedding of Vorágine and the Entropy-sweeper with her officiating the ceremony. As Aventura finishes up the toilet's dress, Sal surprises FixGabi with her own Sal, much to the surprise of the others who thought he sacrificed himself to save her.

Appearance

Principal Torres is a big woman with dark hair and eyes who wears glasses.

Personality

Sal Vidon describes Gloria Torres as a smart woman. She is willing to go to great lengths to help her students.

Trivia

  • In an alternate universe she works at the chicken factory that the school used to be.
  • She shares her surname with Almeida Torres, a minor character in the Tristan Strong Trilogy.
  • She eats purple oatmeal for lunch every day, mostly at the urging of her partner Alexis to eat healthier and makes it purple because she likes the way it looks.
Sal & Gabi Duology
Books: Sal & Gabi Break the Universe | Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe
Main Characters: Sal Vidón | Gabi Real | Yasmany Robles | Gladis Machado | Floramaria Vidón | Entropy-sweeper | FixGabi
Secondary Characters: Gustavo Vidón | Lucy Vidón | Dulce Sotolongo | Ignacio Real | Gloria Torres | Vorágine
Minor Characters: Reina Real | Gabi’s Fathers | Mr. Milagros | Dr. Doctorpants | Coach Lynott | Daniel Miranda Rivero | Juan Carlos Chaviano | Octavio Murillo | Mrs. Waked | Aventura Rios | Mr. Zacto | Adam Hoag | Mr. Cosquillas
Related Content: Carlos Hernandez | Rick Riordan Presents
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