Our brand-new course uses fairy tales, folklore, and a dash of science to help you unlock the magic that exists in your everyday life.

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Hi, We're Sara and Brittany!

We’re folklorists, teachers, and writers, and together we're the founders of The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic! We teach online courses that celebrate traditional tales and everyday magic. Our goal is to re-enchant daily life, one story at a time.

Myths, legends, and especially fairy tales are our passion. We both earned our PhDs from The Ohio State University in 2018 and we love sharing our knowledge and exploring their still-present magic with our students. In October 2019, our school won the Dorothy Howard Award from the American Folklore Society’s Education Section, recognizing our excellence and our commitment to sharing folklore with a global audience!

After teaching courses on folklore, fairy tales, British literature, speculative fiction, and more at OSU, we decided to expand our classroom. We set out to find the people whose hearts beat in time to old tales – people who believe in the power of story. Now, students from five continents gather in our virtual classroom to share stories and fellowship, to be seen and to learn.

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What Our Amazing Students Say

  • The magic of folklore and fairy tales is as vital to our everyday lives as the food we take for sustenance. Brittany Warman and Sara Cleto feed our souls abundantly with their significant scholarship and personal passion for the tales we all think we know. With a forthright love of their subject, these two teachers illuminate the dark corners of stories with the luminescence of knowledge and inspiration. For anyone who seeks enchantment through learning, the Carterhaugh School provides a perfect compass."

    Deborah Sage Kentucky, USA
  • “I’ve but one disappointment in this course: that this amazing journey through the world of fairy isn’t never-ending! I confess I’ve grown addicted to the arrival of your well-crafted magics twice each week, not to mention the stimulating discourse it triggers in the private group. When I signed up I expected interesting content, but the conversations and friendships formed through the private group page were an unexpected delight – one I’m deeply grateful for."

    Laura Saba New York, USA

From The Blog

  • Brittany’s Summer Reading Challenge Conclusion

    September 19, 2023

    Okay, so, not all challenges are meant to be completed successfully. If you failed to hit one or five of our summer reading challenges, know that you are not alone!!…

  • Sara’s Summer Reading Challenge Conclusion

    September 12, 2023

    We’re well into September (and PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON APPROACHES), so it’s time to report on the conclusion of our Carterhaugh Summer Reading Challenge! Here’s Sara with her wrap-up – When…

  • Last Day to Enroll in Enchant!!

    September 5, 2023

    Today is the very last day to enroll in our new course, Enchant – the cart will close tonight at midnight ET! So, if you’ve been meaning to sign up…

  • Guest Post: Re-Enchant Your Life with the Tarot by Maria DeBlassie

    August 29, 2023

    The following is a beautiful guest post from the incredibly magical Maria DeBlassie of The Bruja Professor (who will also be contributing a very special tarot bonus to our currently enrolling…