The Laurel Springs philosophy and curriculum was created by our Education Department, led by the pioneering vision of our founder, Marilyn Mosley Gordanier. Our highly skilled experts in distance learning, curriculum design, instruction and assessment have created a wealth of tools that help teachers ensure they are building the right skills at each stage, in a manner appropriate for each student’s individual learning style. Our school leadership team includes our President, Founder, and Director of Education.
Marilyn Mosley Gordanier, M.Ed., Founder & Executive Director
Marilyn Mosley Gordanier has more than 35 years of education experience. Since founding Laurel Springs in 1991, she has led the school to become a premier provider of customized distance learning. Ms. Mosley Gordanier was nominated for a Nobel Earth Prize, and is the president of the United Nations Global 500 Environmental Forum. She participates in the Captain Planet Foundation on its Board of Directors, and serves on the STEM Education Working Group for the Clinton Global Initiative.
Darby Carr, Head of School
Darby Carr has more than 15 years of education experience. Ms. Carr has served as Head of School for an international distance learning program, as well as Chief Administrative Officer and School Principal for a charter school. She is a member of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), the Academy of International Schools Heads (AISH), Association of International Educators (NAFSA), and the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE). She holds a B.A. from Bates College in Psychology/Economics.
Paige Morabito, Ed.D., Director of Education
Dr. Paige Morabito began her career in the field of gifted education and has 10 years of experience in curriculum development and administration for online secondary education. She has a B.A. in English from Stetson University, a M.A. in Gifted Education from the University of South Florida, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Walden University. Dr. Morabito was chosen to present research at the World Council for Gifted & Talented Children regarding how online classes can reduce social barriers to learning.