Janie Rowe

Lower School Director of Design Thinking

Drawn to Pace by the Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) and Design Thinking program, Janie Rowe began at Pace as a second-grade lead teacher. Participation on the ICGL Global Leadership Committee and study tours to South Africa and China—and her love for project-based teaching and learning—led to her current role. “The intentionality of the ICGL programming combines with experiential learning opportunities in ways that help students empathize with others while broadening their understanding of the world,” Janie explains. “This sets Pace apart, and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Accelerate Pace will allow “us to continue to grow and build our programs to teach 21st-century skills by adding facilities that accommodate that growth and the pursuit of excellence.” With new state-of-the-art labs for STEAM and Design and science, “the possibilities for innovation and cross-curricular integration increase tremendously,” she says.