What makes someone successful is their work ethic, how hard they work and how much they can lift others up as well.

Mr. Brandon Andrade

Meet Brandon Andrade, an ESL teacher entering his third year of teaching. Mr. Andrade is a  Voc-Tech alumnus from Electrical Technology, and always knew he wanted to come back and pursue a career at GNBVT. As a student here, he learned with the help of his career and technical area how to work hard and have pride in his work. Life at GNBVT led Mr. Andrade to a better lifestyle. As an ESL teaching assistant, one of his favorite aspects of teaching is seeing his students excel and finally understand and overcome any issues or challenges they have had. 

Outside of school, Mr. Andrade involves himself in his community. He attends church and is a Pathfinder Director, which is similar to Boys Scouts in the sense that Mr. Andrade teaches survival techniques and training. He also loves hiking, climbing mountains and being a part of the nature around him. Additionally, he goes mountain biking in scenic areas such as Highland and Killington Mountains where he can do intense down hilling. Mr. Andrade considers himself to be a big-time soccer fan since soccer has been a hobby of his for a long time. When he was younger, Mr. Andrade dreamed of being a soccer player and even had the opportunity to play in a semi-professional tournament overseas in Italy.

Before coming to work here at GNBVT, Mr. Andrade didn’t have a concrete idea of what he wanted to do after high school, but his faith led him to teach. When he finally got a sense of what he wanted to do, he knew he wanted to help others. The biggest piece of advice he could give his students would be to find something that makes them happy and always work hard, but find something they can give back to, no matter what they do in life. To Mr. Andrade, what makes a successful student is someone who is dedicated to their work and embraces their ability to help others. They take their own abilities and help other people grow. Since Mr. Andrade has only been here for a few years, he would like to stay working at GNBVT for a while, but later in life, he would like to travel. He would like to see every country he can and visit every national park here in the United States, but these are the only plans he has made for now.

Profile picture of Ms. Lauren Aubertine for Faces of GNBVT

Ms. Lauren Aubertine

Ms. Aubertine’s is well known for her bubbly personality, her stories, and her commitment to Continue Reading Ms. Lauren Aubertine

Profile picture of Ms. Katelyn Fitzsimmons for Faces of GNBVT

Ms. Katelyn Fitzsimmons

Even after she graduated, Voc-Tech always felt like home to her and she knew she would be back. Continue Reading Ms. Katelyn Fitzsimmons

Profile picture of Mrs. Jessica Cziska for Faces of GNBVT

Mrs. Jessica Cziska

Her favorite subject has always been geometry, which is what made her decide to become
Continue Reading Mrs. Jessica Cziska

Profile picture of Mr. Rick Quintin for Faces of GNBVT

Mr. Rick Quintin

Mr. Quintin exhibits his passion for our school through his involvement and hard work every day.
Continue Reading Mr. Rick Quintin

Profile picture of Kerstin Trahan for Faces of GNBVT

Kerstin Trahan

For Kerstin, seeing her designs come to life has to be one of her most rewarding experiences Continue Reading Kerstin Trahan

Mrs. Karen Walsh

Mrs. Walsh’s favorite part of her job is the fact that everyday is different and that she is never Continue Reading Mrs. Karen Walsh

Profile picture of Ms. Kristy Acevedo for Faces of GNBVT

Ms. Kristy Acevedo

Being a teacher for 20 years, she has had the opportunity to work with many different students, Continue Reading Ms. Kristy Acevedo

Profile Picture of Mr. Nicolas Faulkner for Faces of GNBVT

Mr. Nicholas Faulkner

Mr. Faulkner is known for putting a smile on everyone’s face through his jokes and silly antics. Continue Reading Mr. Nicholas Faulkner

Profile Picture of Janell Vo for Faces of GNBVT

Janell Vo

Janell has made it clear that she lives her life with Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech’s values in mind Continue Reading Janell Vo

Profile Picture of Mr. Henry Bousquet for Faces of GNBVT

Mr. Henry Bousquet

When Chef Henry was asked where he sees himself in ten years his response was simply Continue Reading Mr. Henry Bousquet

Profile Picture of Bryce Talbot for Faces of GNBVT

Bryce Talbot

Bryce is known for is his kind personality and humble attitude, making him a great role model Continue Reading Bryce Talbot

Profile Picture of Mr. David Hughes for Faces of GNBVT

Mr. David Hughes

Mr. Hughes is a great member of the GNB Voc-Tech staff and gives inspiration to students Continue Reading Mr. David Hughes