ARIS Ed Services Professional of the Year 2021

ARIS Ed. Services Professional of the Year 2021
Posted on 12/18/2020

ARIS Educational Services Professional of the Year - 2021

Ms. Linda Garoian



B.A. - Economics & Anthropology (Stonybrook University, N.Y.)


Ms. Garoian has been a resident of Hillsborough for 29 Years. She has worked as an Instructional Assistant for the last 22 Years serving Auten Road Intermediate School, Amsterdam Elementary School, and Hillsborough High School.

Throughout the course of her career as an instructional assistant, Ms. Garoian has played an important role within our schools. She is quick to go the extra mile to support her students, ensuring that they are successful in all aspects of school life. Ms. Garoian connects with every student through their individual interests, even going as far as researching quantum physics when one student displayed an interest. She is a highly respected member of the school community; who’s dedication extends beyond the classroom.

ARIS is proud to honor Ms. Garoian as their Educational Services Professional of the Year. Ms. Garoian's essential role as instructional assistant serves to remind each of us of the important role that all of our IA’s perform each and every day.  Ms. Garoian exemplifies the dedication and professionalism of all instructional assistants who endeavor to maintain the quality of our schools and to ensure our students’ success.

Prior to working in Hillsborough Public Schools, Linda was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch in their commodity and trading office.

"In this most unique of school years, Mrs. Garoian has risen to the challenge of continually meeting the needs of all students in our classroom.  She is a dedicated educator who expects alot from her students, while being ever mindful of the social-emotional needs that are critical, especially in today's learning environment. Her constant smile and gentle way are a source of daily calmness, reassurance and positivity for everyone she comes in contact with.” ~ Colleague at ARIS

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