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“OPEN CIRCLE IS CENTRAL TO OUR ABILITY TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND ADDRESS THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP.” - Elementary School Principal
"I HAVE SEEN TREMENDOUS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH WITH ALL OF MY STUDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE THAT HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS AND STUDENTS WHO ARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS." - Teacher
"THE THING I LIKE ABOUT OPEN CIRCLE IS THAT YOU'RE THERE NOT JUST TO SOLVE PROBLEMS; YOU'RE THERE TO MAKE PROBLEMS NOT HAPPEN." - Student
"WE ACT OUT SITUATIONS THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS AND COME UP WITH ALL KINDS OF SOLUTIONS AS A CLASS FAMILY." - Teacher
"MY STUDENTS WOULD TELL YOU THAT IT'S THEIR FAVORITE TIME OF DAY." - Kindergarten Teacher

Program Manager

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 brings fifteen years of varied training, coaching, and teaching experience to this role. At Dean College in Franklin, MA, he served as an Adjunct Professor and Academic Coach, teaching the Dean Foundations seminar for incoming students. Jim has also worked as a corporate trainer and instructional designer, secondary school Health teacher, and Peer Mediation Coordinator in the Watertown Public Schools. Jim earned his master’s degree in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University and his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Clark University. His two sons are the beneficiaries of the Open Circle Curriculum at their elementary school. Jim is 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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