Full-Circle Learning, as an organization, exists to help young people embrace their role as society’s humanitarians and change agents.
Educators from almost every continent have discovered their capacity to transform their communities through Full-Circle Learning teacher training programs and direct service to students and schools.
Full-Circle Learning’s team of pro bono service providers includes board members, community members, parents, and organizations –all supporting teachers in their noble role of molding a generation of world citizens who apply their skills to serve the human family.
All who embrace a common vision have come together over the years to collaborate in wisdom exchanges and to practice strategies of truly transformational education. For a basic grasp of the philosophy and pedagogy of Full-Circle Learning, see the statements that follow: Philosophy Statement and Twenty Marks of a Full-Circle Learning School.
The limited listing of staff members in this section includes only the lead facilitators in each region. Recent organizational donors are also listed, but space does not permit a full roster of the countless individuals who have sacrificially offered human and fiscal resources to fulfill this mission.
Along with these partial listings, you will see photo highlights of the activities of organizational leaders who share the goal of inspiring a generation of resilient, ethical, and collaborative leaners, who will expand the moral and material sustainability of the human family.
This philosophy statement guides the way the organization strives to conduct collaborative relationships and should also influence its approach to teaching students about global project development, capacity building, and learning partnerships that promote sustainable development.
The Full-Circle Learning organization recognizes the value of:
To help students in their formative years enjoy purposeful lives today and a vision for the future, and to assist communities in facilitating this process, the organization shall encourage capacity building in the communities it serves:
In general, by:
For documentation of participating schools and sites around the world, see the Map.
Left, Senior Programs Officer and board member Maureen Mungai welcomed board treasurer Rene Sprattling in Marbella Spain, the headquarters of Full-Circle Learning Europa.
Below, Africa’s lead facilitator Christopher Swen (far left), took time to lead Girls United Clubs on a field trip to Energizing Development (EnDev), where they learned about solar energy, new cookstoves technologies, and rode in an electric bike/pedicab.
Below, Operations Director and board member Sana Moussavi met with students whose teachers attended a training session sponsored by the Lesotho Curriculum Development Department.
Below, board vice-president Fariba Mahjour championed a student presentation on gender equity and violence prevention in Monrovia Liberia.
Left: Maureen Mungai met with a reporter to discuss her decades-long history as an international Full-Circle Learning trainer.
Right: Board member Baktash Aazami, a former Full-Circle Learning Academy principal, posed with a new leaner, his young son, Zia.
Below, a joint fundraising event at the Los Angeles House of Blues included a speech by FCL board secretary Dr. Marisol Rexach, who teaches at Chapman University and University of California and also serves as Santa Ana School District Teacher Development Director.
Sugey Lopez (the first site director at Rancho Sespe/Piru FCL programs) and her predecessor, Stephanie Ochoa, greeted families at a summer Mastery Ceremony. Sugey’s work caught the attention of district officials, who hired her to direct district-wide preschools, impressed with the accomplishments of secondary students who grew up in Full-Circle Learning programs.
Fariba Mahjour escorted Tarzana Elementary School students on a field trip to honor biomedical researchers at Phenomenex for displaying the habit of altruism.
Board members Lily Ning (upper left) and Rene Sprattling (center, in blue) posed with teacher Katie (Smith) Wada, online editor Daven Mathias and participants of the 2018 Climate Change Agents Camp.
Below, left: Dr. Jin-mei Gan (left) instructed the teachers of Zhejiang Province, China, in the Full-Circle Learning approach that guided their development for more than a decade.
Right: A visit to Zambia’s Cry School included visits with children and parents and and a service project for seniors.
Left, Operations Director Sana Moussavi visited with a girl in Mokhotlong, Lesothoto.
Below, Papua New Guinean Liaison Teresa Boli (left) accompanied dancers on an Independence Day performance.
Bottom, Chadian FCL facilitator Simadji Justin paid a site visit to a classroom teacher and students.
Christopher Swen conducted a site visit to a Liberian school. He also offers teacher training and guidance at 475 schools.
Below, Ghanaian teachers from multiple schools stopped for a photo during a training session.
Above, editors of Chinese Full-Circle Learning materials met with Dean Jinliang Qin for a special presentation, “The Most Important Day of a Teacher’s Life.” Right, the management team of Greentown Education System gathered on the campus of their main high school in Hangzhou, China. performance.
Above: Zambia’s Eric Muleya helped teachers practice conflict resolution strategies to use in the classroom.
Left: Board member Lindsey Schurman spoke about the role of EHG in supporting Full-Circle Learning programs, at a 2016 Education as Transformation conference hosted by FCL Liberia.
Left: Mr. Wang, General Manager of Greentown Education, modeled his gift, a scarf with translations of “love” in many languages, designed by board member Zack Dafaallah. Right: A keynote speech in the African Union building helped One Planet School commemorate its tenth anniversary.
Right: Dr. Rexach’s class of future teachers at Chapman experimented with Full-Circle Learning’s “Sense It Step.”
Below: Piru’s Anna Banda received the gift of a T-shirt from a grateful parent.