School Administration

Garrett Adamson, Head of SchoolAdamson

Garrett earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of North Florida and is a certified Florida educator in kindergarten through sixth grade with ESOL endorsement. He brings diverse teaching experience to Mainspring Academy from previously working in Title 1, Inclusion and ESOL magnet schools. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership.

Garrett is responsible for leading and coordinating professional development for Mainspring staff, school enrollment, parent relations and accreditation.

ParisiDina Parisi, Director of Operations

Dina was the founder of a local parent organization for a special needs private school, where she served as president for two years and held committee chair position for an additional year. Under her leadership, the organization raised over $45,000. She is an expert in non-profit implementation and organization, having served in the non-profit sector for a combined 7 years. She has also worked in the healthcare and travel industries. Dina received her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Business Administration at Louisiana State University, where she also served as a Student Ambassador and lead fundraiser for the Ourso College of Business’ capital campaign. Dina has also completed graduate coursework in Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. Dina is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership, with a concentration in Non-Profit Management.

At Mainspring, Dina works under the direction of the Board and in collaboration with the Head of School to ensure the school’s financial stability and facility management.  Dina is also responsible for scholarship management and oversees tuition collection and hardship. Dina is involved in the Accreditation and Fundraising committees.  As a former Board Director at Mainspring Academy, she has a strong understanding of the school’s founding principles. Dina has a son that attends Mainspring Academy as well as two other children.