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School Guidance Mission

School counselors at GNB Voc-Tech work closely with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to reach their full potential and be productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world. To address students’ academic, career and social/emotional needs, the school counselors provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to maximize strengths and enable all students to experience a fulfilling high school education and be college and/or career ready upon graduation.

Susana Dorman (Guidance Clerk) Ext. 755

Stacey DeAlmeida Ext. 779

Susana Dorman Ext. 785

Sandra Poirier Ext. 740

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline (Available 24 hours) – 1-800-273-8255
  • New Bedford Crisis Center – 508.996.3154
  • Student/Parent Handbook 
  • Exploratory Program/Selection of Permanent Career Majors – Page 14/15
  • Academic Instruction – Page 13
  • Career Majors – Page 14
  • Grading – Page 17
  • Class Rank – Page 22

Counselor Assignments


Grade Level/Division Assignment

CVTE Shop Assignments

Erica Monteiro (x776)



Michelle Morris (x737) (Portuguese) 



Rachel Medeiros (x701) (Portuguese/Spanish) 


Academy A: CR, EC, ES

Kate Correia (x774)



Linda Griffin (x746)


Academy C: AM, BT, CL, CS

Wadley DaSilva (x771) (Portuguese)


Academy A & C: HT, IS, IT, MT, PW, PL

Lauren Michael(x736)


Academy B & D: DT, LP, ME, MS

Tricia Tweedie(x772)


Academy B & D: DA, ED, EN, SE, VI

Robert Mota (x795)

As Assigned


Lael St. Tripp (x410)

SAC -As Assigned

Foster Care Point of Contact/Homelessness Advisor

Nikie Iwanczuk (x271)

SAC -As Assigned



Lisa Tiexiera

SAC -As Assigned

Tara Roque (x356) As Assigned  
Sandra Poirier (x740) (Portuguese) Director’s Secretary  
Susanna Dorman (x785) (Spanish) Guidance Clerk  
Stacey DeAlmeida (x779) (Portuguese) Registrar  

Calendar of Important Events

9th Grade 

  • New Student Orientation (refer to school calendar for date/time).

Parent Portal

  • Instruction Packet will be provided at parent orientation, please activate the parent and student portal ASAP, as this will allow you to actively be involved in the students progress throughout the school year.  

Begin College Applications  

Letters of Recommendation for College and Scholarships Registration 

  • SAT
  • PSAT
  • ACT


  • Available for Completion (10/1)

Parent Night Meeting (refer to school calendar for date/time)

  • Grade 10, 11 & 12

Progress Report Grade – Trimester I

  • accessible/viewable through the Parent Portal


  • PSAT Test (see PSAT website for test date) 
  • SAT Test (see SAT website for date/time/location)

GNB Voc-Tech College Fair (refer to school calendar for date/time) National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

  • Trimester I Grades Close
  • Open House (refer to school calendar for date/time)
  • November 1st College Deadline
  • SAT Test (refer to SAT website for date/time/location)
  • Career Cruising Due Dates
  • ASVAB – Military Exam




Trimester I – Report Cards  

SAT Test (refer to SAT site for date/time/location)

Career Cruising Due Dates 

Credit for Life Fair



9th Grade Shop Exploratory

  • Distribution of 9th Grade Shop Selection Forms (refer to school calendar for date)
  • Collection of 9th Grade Shop Selection Forms (refer to school calendar for date)
  • Freshman Shop Placement Letters distributed (refer to school calendar for date)

Progress Report Grades – Trimester II

  • accessible/viewable through the Parent Portal
Trimester II – Report Cards

SAT Tests (refer to SAT website for date/time/location)

Bristol Community College

  • Onsite Admissions (sign-ups in Guidance)


Trimester II – Report Cards


  • College Planning Parent Meeting (refer to school calendar for date/time) 
Progress Report Grades – Trimester III

  • accessible/viewable through the Parent Portal

SAT Test (refer to Sat website for date/time/location)

Senior Awards Night (refer to school calendar for date/time)

Senior Sign-Out (refer to school calendar for date) 



Trimester III – FINAL Report Card

  • Student will receive final report card through the mail  


Forms Available on School Website

  • College Tour Visits (forms available on school website)
  • Scholarships (available on school website)
  • Student Emergency Contact Information (forms available on school website)
  • Transcripts (requests available on school website)


  • Attend IEP Teams
  • Attend 504 Meetings
  • post-Secondary Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Graduation Planning
  • Awards
  • Admissions/Registration of Students
  • Middle School Recruitment
  • Grade 9 Transition
  • Family Communication
  • Assist in Testing Coordination (ASVAB, PSAT, MCAS, SAT, etc.)
  • Counseling/Crisis Intervention
  • SAT/PSAT/ACT Registration
  • Common App Reports
  • Classroom Lessons
  • Tracking Grade Progress
  • MA Model Implementation
  • Career Cruising
  • Curriculum Development
  • College Rep Meetings
  • College search and preparation
  • Plans of Remediation
  • Parent Meetings
  • Upward Bound Liaison
  • RAPP Program Liaison
  • Whaling Museum Apprentice Program Liaison

Useful Resources for Students and Parents