Barbara Rosenberg always wanted to be an educator and to work with young people. Being heavily immersed in gifted education since the early 1980s and having two gifted sons of her own, she opened the doors of the Academy for Gifted Children — P.A.C.E. in 1993.
According to Rosenberg, the most rewarding part of her job is interacting with the students. “They are fun loving, witty and demonstrate an intellectual curiosity that is any educator’s dream,” she says. “The energy level in the building is very high, the questioning by the students is incessant, and there are a lot of laughs.” Rosenberg says that the skills for anyone working at P.A.C.E., whether in the role of teacher or student, are the same: a love of learning, high motivation, an excellent work ethic and a sense of humour. Her role as director definitely keeps Rosenberg on her toes. She is fortunate to be surrounded by excellent teachers and a strong administrative staff: her vice-principal, Janice Gruchy, who has trained under Rosenberg for 17 years, and Alyssa and Liana, her administrative assistants. She and her staff are looking forward to another passionate and exciting year for all.