Visiting Scholar, Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab
Thara Fuller joined the Open Circle team in July 2018 from the Vermont public school system where she directed the district’s afterschool and summer programs. As an educational administrator, and a former elementary school teacher, Thara understood the tremendous importance of social and emotional learning in educating the whole child. She also brought experience as a coach to individuals and organizational teams.
Jim Strouse joined the Open Circle team in July 2011 as the Lead Trainer and Coach. Having worked in public schools, business, and higher education, Jim brought fifteen years of varied training, coaching, and teaching experience to this role. Jim was passionate about making positive change for students, teachers and administrators within education that tap into positive psychology, mindfulness and personal growth.
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