Partner Facilitators & Staff

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Chris Fontana, M.A. | President

Chris is an educator, facilitator, and serves as Co-Founder/Executive Director of Full Circle Leadership Center. He has facilitated professional development workshops for adults and youth on democratic classroom foundations and diversity, equity and inclusion since 2006. Chris has 30 years of experience in public school classroom teaching and experiential education including 17 years teaching Spanish in public middle and high schools. Chris created and piloted from 2003-05 the Global Leadership class now taught in four of Seattle Public Schools.

Chris holds an A.B. degree from Washington University, St. Louis in Spanish Literature and Education with a minor in Art and an M.A. in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University, Seattle. He was honored in 2007 as the Antioch Alum of the year. He has been an adjunct professor at SCCC (Seattle Central Community College) since 2005.

In 1992 – 1995, he as the co-adult organizer of YES, the youth-organized global Youth Environmental Summits, sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Program, which brought 600 high school students from 32 countries and 40 States together and was awarded the 1995 Colorado Partners in Education Award.

He was Co-Founder & Executive Director of Global Visionaries from 1998 – 2017 during which GV served 5,000 youth, 2,000 of whom participated in a transformational leadership program integrating anti-oppression work with a solidarity-based cultural immersion in Guatemala. He was an honoree of The Thomas C. Wales Passionate Citizen Award in 2008 and received Seattle University’s Albers School of Business Redwinged Leadership Award in 2011 for social justice leadership and business acumen to a non-profit leader.

He has extensive cross-cultural experience having resided in Spain for one year, one cumulative year in Guatemala, and has traveled extensively in Central & South America, Europe, Asia and Egypt. He is fluent in Spanish.

Chris grew up in a family which was rooted in Adlerian democratic parenting principals; this informed his belief that children can become global leaders at any age given the opportunity and guidance.
He is the father of two with his partner, Lisa.

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Chris Fontana, M.A. | President

Chris is an educator, facilitator, and serves as Co-Founder/Executive Director of Full Circle Leadership Center. He has facilitated professional development workshops on democratic classroom foundations including diversity, equity and inclusion components since 2006. Chris has 30 years of experience in public school classroom teaching and experiential education. He grew up in a family which was rooted in Adlerian democratic parenting principals; this informed his belief that children can become agents of change at any age. Chris holds an A.B. degree from Washington University, St. Louis in Spanish Literature and Education with a minor in Art and an M.A. in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University, Seattle. He was honored in 2007 as the Antioch Alum of the year.  Chris taught 17 years in public schools; he created the Global Leadership class now taught in four of Seattle Public Schools. He has been an adjunct professor at SCCC (Seattle Central Community College) since 2005. In 1992 – 1995, he as the co-adult organizer of YES, the youth-organized global Youth Environmental Summits, sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Program, which brought 600 high school students from 32 countries and 40 States together and was awarded the 1995 Colorado Partners in Education Award. He was Co-Founder & Executive Director of Global Visionaries from 1998 – 2017 during which GV served 5,000 youth, 2,000 of whom participated in a transformational leadership program integrating anti-oppression work with a solidarity-based cultural immersion in Guatemala. He was an honoree of The Thomas C. Wales Passionate Citizen Award in 2008 and received Seattle University’s Albers School of Business Redwinged Leadership Award in 2011 for social justice leadership and business acumen to a non-profit leader. He has provided “train-the-trainer” workshops for youth in anti-oppression, diversity, equity and inclusion work since 2006.  He has extensive cross-cultural experience having resided in Spain for one year, one cumulative year in Guatemala, and has traveled extensively in Central & South America, Europe, Asia and Egypt. He is fluent in Spanish. He grew up in a family which was rooted in Adlerian democratic parenting principals; this informed his belief that children can become global leaders at any age given opportunities and guidance. He is the joyful father of two with his partner, Lisa.

Corrie Wallace, M.A. | Anti-Oppression Educator & Consultant

Corrie Wallace is a parent and bilingual educator dedicated to enriching the lives of marginalized people through local and international community outreach. She’s taught Spanish at ETHS (Evanston Township High School) and UWCSEA (United World College of South East Asia) as well as English at Kogai Shogako, a Japanese public school in Tokyo. She was the founding director of the Niles Township Schools’ ELL (English Language Learner) Parent Center serving one of the largest growing populations of immigrants and refugees outside of Chicago. Corrie then served as Director of Equity and ELL leading efforts to close the “gap,” eliminate the racial predictability of student achievement and address disproportionality in District 219, one of the most diverse high school districts on Chicago’s north shore. Wallace is a founding member of the Illinois Coalition of Educational Equity Leaders. Since 2008 she’s presented on a variety of topics at numerous conferences across the United States including the National Refugee and Immigrant conference, the 7th Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents, AP Dream Deferred & Preparate, ASCD, AERA, School Social Worker Association of America, the International Latino Studies Conference, the Courageous Conversations About Race National Summit and the White Privilege Conference. Corrie is the Chicagoland SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) Coordinator and has lead seminars for faculty/staff in K-12 public and independent schools. Corrie is a trainer-in-training with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond which has been providing Undoing Racism workshops since 1980. She’s also a PEG Affiliate leading Beyond Diversity for educators on the north shore and has conducted cultivating consciousness and inclusion trainings for non-profits, community organizations and libraries. Corrie has a BA in Women’s Studies and Spanish from the University of Michigan and an MA in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.

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Corrie Wallace, M.A. | Anti-Oppression Educator & Consultant

Corrie Wallace is a parent and bilingual educator dedicated to enriching the lives of marginalized people through local and international community outreach. She’s taught Spanish at ETHS (Evanston Township High School) and UWCSEA (United World College of South East Asia) as well as English at Kogai Shogako, a Japanese public school in Tokyo. She was the founding director of the Niles Township Schools’ ELL (English Language Learner) Parent Center serving one of the largest growing populations of immigrants and refugees outside of Chicago. Corrie then served as Director of Equity and ELL leading efforts to close the “gap,” eliminate the racial predictability of student achievement and address disproportionality in District 219, one of the most diverse high school districts on Chicago’s north shore. Wallace is a founding member of the Illinois Coalition of Educational Equity Leaders. Since 2008 she’s presented on a variety of topics at numerous conferences across the United States including the National Refugee and Immigrant conference, the 7th Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents, AP Dream Deferred & Preparate, ASCD, AERA, School Social Worker Association of America, the International Latino Studies Conference, the Courageous Conversations About Race National Summit and the White Privilege Conference. Corrie is the Chicagoland SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) Coordinator and has lead seminars for faculty/staff in K-12 public and independent schools. Corrie is a trainer-in-training with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond which has been providing Undoing Racism workshops since 1980. She’s also a PEG Affiliate leading Beyond Diversity for educators on the north shore and has conducted cultivating consciousness and inclusion trainings for non-profits, community organizations and libraries. Corrie has a BA in Women’s Studies and Spanish from the University of Michigan and an MA in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.

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Mary Dalton, M.A. | Parent Educator

Mary holds a BA in Education and Counseling from Governors State University, Illinois, an MA in Counseling and Psychology from Vermont College and a Certificate in Child Development from the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago. She served as Dean of Students at Kendall College in Evanston, and taught pre-teachers and teacher professionals as adjunct professor at DePaul University, Columbia College and Western Washington University. She founded the Family Education Center of the North Shore. However, the seminal event in her education came from being counseled by Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, MD. This series of counseling sessions changed the trajectory of her life and the lives of her six children. Mary Dalton is the author of It’s Not in the Genes, the story of how meeting Dreikurs changed her life and the lives of her six children. Mary is an activist, lecturer and educator who has worked for over 40 years with thousands of parents, grandparents, teachers and teens concerning the struggles and challenges of raising our children. She has 13 grandchildren.

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Mary Dalton, M.A. | Parent Educator

Mary holds a BA in Education and Counseling from Governors State University, Illinois, an MA in Counseling and Psychology from Vermont College and a Certificate in Child Development from the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago. She served as Dean of Students at Kendall College in Evanston, and taught pre-teachers and teacher professionals as adjunct professor at DePaul University, Columbia College and Western Washington University. She founded the Family Education Center of the North Shore. However, the seminal event in her education came from being counseled by Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, MD. This series of counseling sessions changed the trajectory of her life and the lives of her six children. Mary Dalton is the author of It’s Not in the Genes, the story of how meeting Dreikurs changed her life and the lives of her six children. Mary is an activist, lecturer and educator who has worked for over 40 years with thousands of parents, grandparents, teachers and teens concerning the struggles and challenges of raising our children. She has 13 grandchildren.

Antasia Williams

Antasia identifies a Black masculine of center woman, and member of the LGBT community. Motivated by issues of social justice and oppression, her endeavors as a performance artist, youth advocate, non-profit administrator, and group facilitator center-on and grapple with this discourse.  Presently, Antasia is the Deputy Director of The REACH Center, a one-stop-shop social service center located in Tacoma, WA, which works with youth and young adults ages 16-24. Antasia brings 12 years’ experience in youth services, advocacy, program management, and group facilitation with six of these years being in service to the community of Seattle, as a Program Director and Coordinator for an organization named, “Powerful Voices”, as a Youth Leadership Development Specialist for The Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, and as a community organizer. Antasia holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from Western Washington University where she served as the Associated Students V.P. of Legislative affairs as well as a Washington State Governor appointed member of the Board of Trustees. As a facilitator and performance artist Antasia brings expertise on topics of identity and intersectionality, performance, creative writing, as well as social justice and oppression.

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Antasia Williams

Antasia Williams

Antasia identifies a Black masculine of center woman, and member of the LGBT community. Motivated by issues of social justice and oppression, her endeavors as a performance artist, youth advocate, non-profit administrator, and group facilitator center-on and grapple with this discourse.  Presently, Antasia is the Deputy Director of The REACH Center, a one-stop-shop social service center located in Tacoma, WA, which works with youth and young adults ages 16-24. Antasia brings 12 years’ experience in youth services, advocacy, program management, and group facilitation with six of these years being in service to the community of Seattle, as a Program Director and Coordinator for an organization named, “Powerful Voices”, as a Youth Leadership Development Specialist for The Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, and as a community organizer. Antasia holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from Western Washington University where she served as the Associated Students V.P. of Legislative affairs as well as a Washington State Governor appointed member of the Board of Trustees. As a facilitator and performance artist Antasia brings expertise on topics of identity and intersectionality, performance, creative writing, as well as social justice and oppression.

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Meghan MacIntyre, MEd. | FCLC Programs Coordinator

Meghan MacIntyre, MEd. is the Programs Coordinator for the Full Circle Leadership Democratic Classroom Summer Institutes. Born into a family of educators, Meghan has 10 years of experience in public and independent schools as a classroom teacher and sports coach. While teaching, Meghan implemented Chris’ Democratic Classroom strategies and saw how it transformed her students to become engaged leaders and take more ownership of their learning.

Meghan believes in the development of the whole person. While earning her Master’s in Educational and Counseling Psychology, Meghan took an interest in theories of well-being and founded Intyre Mindfulness Yoga. Meghan continues to teach yoga and practice mindfulness.

Prior to starting at Full Circle Leadership she was the Director of Programs at the non-profit ZGiRLS, a confidence and mentoring program for teenage girls. There she coordinated the logistics of and directed the outdoor summer adventure camp and year-round mentoring programs.

When she is not working, Meghan enjoys spending time with her family, reading, & painting. Her favorite activity is hiking with her husband and their puppy.

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Meghan MacIntyre, MEd. | FCLC Programs Coordinator

Meghan MacIntyre, MEd. is the Programs Coordinator for the Full Circle Leadership Democratic Classroom Summer Institutes. Born into a family of educators, Meghan has 10 years of experience in public and independent schools as a classroom teacher and sports coach. While teaching, Meghan implemented Chris’ Democratic Classroom strategies and saw how it transformed her students to become engaged leaders and take more ownership of their learning.

Meghan believes in the development of the whole person. While earning her Master’s in Educational and Counseling Psychology, Meghan took an interest in theories of well-being and founded Intyre Mindfulness Yoga. Meghan continues to teach yoga and practice mindfulness.

Prior to starting at Full Circle Leadership she was the Director of Programs at the non-profit ZGiRLS, a confidence and mentoring program for teenage girls. There she coordinated the logistics of and directed the outdoor summer adventure camp and year-round mentoring programs.

When she is not working, Meghan enjoys spending time with her family, reading, & painting. Her favorite activity is hiking with her husband and their puppy.

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