Student Development Counselor, Boston Public Schools/John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
Valduvino Gonçalves is the Associate Director of Guidance at New Mission High School. As a product of the Boston Public Schools, Valduvino is committed to social justice and passionate about working with students. As a guidance counselor, he is responsible for supporting and overseeing the college process at New Mission, ensuring students are on track to graduate, and serving as a resource and advocate for all of his students. Valduvino is also a mentor in the High School to Teaching Program, a Boston Public Schools sponsored program aimed at developing aspiring home-grown teachers and inspiring them to pursue a career in education. Valduvino has been a board member of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative for the last two years and was recently elected to serve as the vice president of the board.