Educational Services Professional of the Year

Educational Services Professional of the Year
Posted on 02/12/2020

ARIS Educational Services Professional of the Year - 2020


Mrs. Nora Brinkofski (School Counselor)


Education

B.A. - Psychology (The College of New Jersey)

M.A - School Counseling (Rider University)


Background

Mrs. Brinkofski joined Hillsborough Public Schools in 1997 as a School Psychologist. Over the next seven years, at different times, Mrs. Brinkofski worked on the Child Study Team for three elementary schools, one of which was at Auten Road when it was still a K-5 elementary school. In 2004, Mrs. Brinkofski moved into the role of school counselor at Auten Road Intermediate School, where she has remained, and where she provides vital support to help students academically, emotionally, and socially. 


Over her tenure, Mrs. Brinkofski has been an integral member of many school-based committees which have greatly impacted the formation and revision of programs to best meet the needs of our students. She was integral toward helping to expand the district’s Autism program many years ago. Her collaborative work in this capacity helped to provide a comprehensive program that addressed the needs of students as they matured and needed to transition from one school to the next. Mrs. Brinkofski has also supported our school through her work on our school’s I&RS/504 Committee. Serving as the school’s I&RS/504 facilitator for the past five years, Mrs. Brinkofski brings a wealth of knowledge to help students who are struggling for a variety of reasons. She has a warm and calming demeanor with parents, which is especially helpful in this important role.  


For her capacity to embrace the vision and mission of our school, an unyielding commitment to the well-being of our our students and staff, and for her dependable work ethic to make ARIS the very best place it can be to learn and grow, ARIS is proud to recognize Mrs. Nora Brinkofski as our Educational Services Professional of the Year for 2020.


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