Maribel Ventura-Torres is the Executive Director of the Barbara Chambers Children’s Center (BCCC). Mrs. Ventura-Torres has been with BCCC for nearly 40 years, initially working as a teacher and since 1991 as its director.
She has been instrumental in implementing new services for children and families including DC universal pre-K program. Under her supervision, all programs at BCCC have maintained NAEYC accreditation and have consistently attained the ‘Gold’ rating from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
Mrs. Ventura-Torres has fostered a strong partnership with the DC Office of Early Childhood Education and has been actively involved in educational initiatives, such as the implementation and funding of the Before and After school programs throughout the city.
Mrs. Ventura-Torres holds a master’s degree in Teaching Spanish Language and Culture from La Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from Trinity University, and a Director credential from the University of the District of Columbia.
She was born in El Salvador and has resided in the DC metro area since 1981.