The SimplyCircle mission

Strengthen family engagement in classrooms, schools and PTAs

Meet the SimplyCircle Founder

Elena Krasnoperova

Elena Krasnoperova
Founder & CEO

SimplyCircle was inspired by my desire to be a good Mom to my two fabulous kids.

I was having a hard time keeping track of everything that was going on at my kids' school. The school was communicating with us mostly by email. Even though I spent hours pouring over the school emails, and copying and pasting relevant events into my calendar, I still missed important events, like the parent-teacher conference that I signed up for at the beginning of the school year, or the minimum day that was mentioned at the bottom of a 4-page long email newsletter. Every time I forgot something, I felt like a bad Mom.

After talking to hundreds of teachers and principals, I learned that they too had a problem. They knew that it was important to inform and engage families - research shows that family engagement is one of the best predictors of student performance - but they lacked good tools. They were spending countless hours writing emails and paper flyers, but feeling like their communication was going into a "black hole", with no response or engagement.

That's how SimplyCircle was born. Everything that I learned as a Stanford Ph.D. in Psychology, as a former strategy consultant with BCG and then an executive with eBay, PayPal, Zong and oDesk, and everything I learn in my daily life as a working Mom, I bring to SimplyCircle.

It's a platform that works for both sides - educators and parents. I hope you'll give it a try today!

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