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  • Transformation coaches Erin Jackle, left, and Angie Gallegos take a 'selfie' Friday with Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent Jose Torres at his farewell reception at the Elgin High School library.

       Transformation coaches Erin Jackle, left, and Angie Gallegos take a 'selfie' Friday with Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent Jose Torres at his farewell reception at the Elgin High School library.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • April Wells, a gifted student specialist, greets Superintendent Jose Torres with a big hug at his farewell reception at the Elgin High School library on Friday.

       April Wells, a gifted student specialist, greets Superintendent Jose Torres with a big hug at his farewell reception at the Elgin High School library on Friday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Guillermo Sampieri of Elgin pulls out a photo taken last May with Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent Jose Torres and his daughter, Abrianna, 8, right, for Torres to sign for her at his farewell reception. Sampieri brought a second copy for Torres to keep.

       Guillermo Sampieri of Elgin pulls out a photo taken last May with Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent Jose Torres and his daughter, Abrianna, 8, right, for Torres to sign for her at his farewell reception. Sampieri brought a second copy for Torres to keep.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent Jose Torres talks with Sandy Christenson, left, and Anna Pasternak, of the records administration office, at his farewell reception.

       Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent Jose Torres talks with Sandy Christenson, left, and Anna Pasternak, of the records administration office, at his farewell reception.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

It was the official send off Friday for Superintendent Jose Torres, who is leaving Elgin Area School District U-46 to take over at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora.

Members of the school community waited in line to talk to Torres and send him off with their best.

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Well-wishers took "selfies," shared hugs and photos.

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