The Laurel Springs philosophy was developed by our visionary leadership team. 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 Head of School, Director of Education, Director of Partnerships and Founder.
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.
Megan O’Reilly Palevich, M.Ed., Director of Education and School Principal
Megan O’Reilly Palevich has been a teacher and administrator in the public and private sectors for 20 years. Her rich and varied experience in PreK-12 education includes curriculum design, signature innovative program development, technology integration, and personalized professional development for educators. Mrs. Palevich has won awards for innovation in science education from CESI and in social studies education from Facing History and Ourselves. Megan earned her B.A. from Rosemont College in Elementary Education and Psychology, and her M.Ed. from Cabrini College in Educational Leadership with completion of the K-12 Principal Certification Program.
Stephanie Fyfe, M.Ed., Director of Partnerships
Stephanie Fyfe began her career as a teacher in brick and mortar and online environments before transitioning into management roles overseeing Education, Student Services, and Partnership Divisions. Her eight years of experience in secondary education includes strategic implementation of blended learning initiatives across the U.S. and Internationally. Stephanie has a B.A. in English from Colby College, and a M.Ed. with a focus on Educational Leadership from North Central University.
Marilyn Mosley Gordanier, M.Ed., Founder
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.