Challenging EVERY Student, Every Day
All students at GHA deserve to be challenged in every class, every day. The goal of the Etgar ("challenge") program is to ensure that is happening! The program includes differentiation in each classroom, acceleration for students as needed in math, leveled reading groups in the Lower School, and more. Our program grows daily to meet every student where he/she is in their learning and to drive their learning forward.
A key to the success of Etgar is the development of a culture that accepts and encourages every child to receive what he or she needs. This means that we provide each child with a unique educational experience. Some students will receive enrichment, while others will receive support. We want to meet a child where he/she is in their learning curve and develop his/her potential. Ready to learn more? Go to our Etgar website.
Jennifer Rosenberg, EdD, Director of Etgar
Jennifer is excited to continue the development of the Etgar program into the Middle School. Before coming to GHA in 2012, she was a coordinator for a gifted program in Phoenix, as well as a classroom teacher for students of all levels including those with learning disabilities and those identified as gifted. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M. A. T. in Elementary Education. She earned her doctorate in Instructional Leadership K-12 and researched her dissertation in the area of gifted child development. Jennifer has presented at conferences for Accord Institute for Educational Research and Arizona's Association of Gifted Teachers on differentiation strategies for math and reading. She is currently writing a book for teachers on intervention strategies for gifted students with difficulties due to asynchronous development.
Jessica Plasker Sacks joined Jennifer in August, 2013, to lead the Lower School Etgar program.