Marilyn Mosley Gordanier is an American educator, speaker, author, and founder of the Laurel Springs School. She is known for creating the first online K-12 school in the United States, Japan, and Korea.
Laurel Springs was the first online school in the United States and has since become the largest provider of personalized online education, serving over 85,000 students in grades K through 12.
Marilyn is an advocate for girl’s education worldwide and co-founded Educate Girls Now to raise awareness of the dire conditions of underprivileged Afghanistan girls and to ensure they receive an education and are not forced into early marriage.
She designed the first online environmental curricula, Kids4earth and Leaders4earth, for which she was awarded Outstanding Service to Environmental Education from the North American Association of Environmental Education.
Her board memberships include Educate Girls Now, the Global 500 Environmental Forum (also a past-President), Education Chair for the Captain Planet Foundations, and Secretary of the United States Association of the Club of Rome. She also serves as Educational Advisor for Global Schools Without Walls which educates refugee children in France.