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Paulo Velasco

Princeton High School guidance counselor Paulo Velasco was recently honored by the College Board Counselor Recognition Program. Each year, the College Board program selects middle and high school counselors who excel at their jobs.

Mr. Velasco has been working for PPS since 2004. PPS counselors focus on supporting students with a variety of academic, career, and emotional needs.

“My favorite part of the job is working with students,” said Mr. Velasco. “It is a great pleasure to be a part of their growth. I see them enter PHS as young adolescents and leave as young adults.”

Mr. Velasco’s colleagues in the guidance department and other faculty acknowledge his dedication to going above and beyond for his students and their families. "Paulo works tirelessly to meet the needs of his students, families, and our community,” said Kristina Donovan, Supervisor of Guidance. “We are honored to have him on our team.”

"Mr.Velasco’s commitment, enthusiasm, and resolve has served our students very well for over thirteen years,” said Annie Gonzalez Kosek, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. “He connects with kids through advocacy and a true willingness to help.”

Recipients of the College Board honor are counseling professionals who promote student success and are collaborators, and advocates. Mr. Velasco received a letter of recognition and lapel pin from the College Board during National School Counseling Week.

“I am proud to accept this recognition and it is certainly gratifying,” he said. “But more importantly, I am grateful to be part of a team and community that dedicates their lives to the well-being and success of our students.”

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