Mrs. Zarminé Boghosian is a devoted member of New York- New Jersey Metropolitan area community. She moved to USA from Aleppo in 1978 with her husband Missak and two sons Ara & Garen.
Boghosian's first love is education. However her leadership skills encompass Education, Literature and Arts. She served The Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School of Bayside, NY 14 years (Sept.1987 -2001). After five years of semi- retirement she was invited to return and continue her role as the HMADS Principal.
Her teaching career began in 1965-66 in Guertasirats Elementary school of Aleppo, upon her graduation from the AGBU Lazar Najarian Calouste Gulbenkian high school. Mrs. Boghosian furthered her education in USA and received her Bachelors of Science- (Cum Laude) as well as her degree in Elementary education and administration. Over the past thirty years she offered her services to several institutions. She taught at Loosavorchian Saturday School, NY, Mesrob Mashdots Evening (Adult) classes at St. Vartan Cathedral, Camp Nubar, Khrimian Lyceum and Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School-(HMADS).
Boghosian besides teaching serves her community on the East Coast in various capacities as a guest speaker, program coordinator, prepares programs for the Armenian Radio of New Jersey, serves as a member of various cultural committees and an MC for special events.
She contributes to various Armenian papers and periodicals with her articles and short stories. Her articles and essays are published in various Armenian periodicals & Newspapers (Armenian & English) e.g. Sheerag, Keghart, Nor Aintab, Nor Abreel, Zartonk, Baikar, Abaka, Nor Or, Nor Marmara, Nor Gyank, Hairenik, The Armenian Reporter, Intl., NY Education Update.. etc.)
Boghosian is respected for her charismatic leadership, for her dignity, confidence, intelligence and good humor, She knows very well how to balance intellectual rigor with warmth and compassion.
Boghosian was awarded for her services as an 'Educator par Excellence' on many occasions.
To name a few:
Primate's Renaissance Medal
In recognition of selfless devotion in the field of Education for more than One-decade -Received from His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of Diocese of the Armenian Church of Eastern North America
Citation of Honor
Presented by Honorable Claire Shulman, President of the Borough of Queens In grateful recognition of outstanding work in the field of education and for providing excellence in
education, pride in the Armenian heritage, and strong community values. (Same day among the distinguished recipients was Dr. Raymond Damadian, Inventor of MRI)
Sunday, November 16, 1997
Proclamation from the Honorable Claire Shulman, President of the Borough of Queens designating Sunday, November 16, 1997 as ZARMINÉ BOGHOSIAN DAY recognizing Zarminé Boghosian as an Educator par Excellence, and in recognition of ten years of devotion and dedication through HMADS and its students.