Owner / Director
Laura Harrington is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, who loves fostering others’ growth and success to be the best they can be! She is known for her executive presence in the classroom; and for inspiring, influencing, and igniting transformational, forward-focused education and shared leadership that improves performance and enhances reputation excellence. Her career has been hallmarked by partnering with people of diverse perspectives and backgrounds toward education-aligned goals to answer, “What’s best for our children / students, and how are we teaching?” Most recently, Laura served as a Literacy Specialist with Wilson Language Training, where she provided training, consultation, and support to school districts and individual participants throughout the U.S. During her tenure, she facilitated Certification Programs, and annually trained 100+ adults enrolled in the programs.
Prior to her work with Wilson, Laura served as a Special Education Aide and Wilson Reading System Teacher at a private school. She also served as a Mental Health Therapist within a clinical / outreach setting, coordinating and delivering counseling services to 30+ clients a week. Raised in a tight-knit family, Laura grew up in Westwood, MA, and is married to her high school sweetheart, Sean. They have four children, ranging in ages from 11.5 to 20. Sean is a trained chef, and the family loves sampling his creativity! Both Laura and Sean are actively involved in their family’s busy lifestyle, supporting their children in sports, drama, and dance (Laura’s favorite is to watch them perform on and off the athletic fields). The family also volunteers in community outreach, and finds time to shower love upon their two dogs and one cat!
Laura also loves to read, go to the beach, travel, and cross-stitch. Her ownership of Discovery Village has been a dream in the making. She is excited about collaborating with staff and families in shared stewardship; and providing each child at Discovery Village “a place to learn, grow and be loved!”
Laura also orchestrated and presented at more than 140 workshops, and provided on-site coaching for 20 or more school districts each year. A few illustrative comments:
“Laura has demonstrated the ability to form positive and effective professional relationships that are anchored in trust with the teachers and administrators with whom she works.” MF, Director of Literacy Implementation, Wilson Learning
“I just wanted to thank you for providing me with so much insight … I learned so much.” TV, 1st Grade Teacher