Our site will be undergoing maintenance from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 20. During this time, Bookshop, checkout, and other features will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Cookies must be enabled to use this website.

About the Author

Author Info

Elena Elchaninova Hagedorn was born and raised in a large Russian-Christian family in Ukraine. As a young adult, she moved to Russia, where she ministered in a rehabilitation program for teenagers from orphanages and church youth ministry.

In December 2016, God gave Elena a vision about a new movement of His schools and inspired her to put this vision, Rosmarin, in writing. She also has a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's in Christian school administration, and over a decade of experience at Christian schools. Elena's biggest passion is children, their upbringing, and education according to God's plan and for His glory.

Today, Elena and her husband John live in Alabama and have two beautiful, intelligent children.


Dear Parents,

If you are looking for more creative ways to help your 8th-grade daughter successfully finish high school and qualify for college while having time to develop her personal gifts and passions, please consider joining us!

My husband and I have been closely involved in our children's education for the last decade. In addition, we have studied the requirements and expectations of higher education around the country and developed a plan to help our daughter successfully get into college.

In 2024-2025, we plan to offer high-quality courses for a small group of girls starting high school taught by godly and talented teachers. With God’s help, we want students to passionately grow in their knowledge and understanding of each subject while gaining credits for college. From there, we plan to grow as God leads us.

Courses offered through Rosmarin Academy for the 2024-2025 academic year:

  • Algebra 1
  • Anatomy
  • English 9
  • Religious Studies
  • World History 1

Today, we seek partners to join us on this unique high school journey in Huntsville, AL. If you'd like to know more about it, please get in touch!


Elena Hagedorn

Read more