Let's re-imagine what is possible in education and youth engagement.


We believe that bringing together ideas, people and approaches that offer a variety of perspectives and experiences sparks new ways of thinking and doing.


Through co-design and consultation, we support a participant-led process that explores and strengthens fresh ideas and ways of working together.


We use design thinking principles alongside existing and emerging design frameworks to co-create innovative and practical approaches and outcomes.

Sarah Fenton

With over 15 years experience working in education across the government, independent and not-for-profit sectors, Sarah is driven by the desire to re-imagine what is possible in education, from the classroom through to system level.

Starting her career as a History and English teacher, Sarah's journey since leaving the classroom has spanned facilitation and program design, design and delivery of teacher professional development and the co-design of learning spaces and curriculum for new schools.

Sarah believes working collaboratively with educators, young people, schools, community groups, industry and government, is invaluable in developing new ways to think about learning design in different contexts and to meet different stakeholder needs.

Carla Granozio

Carla is a highly motivated and energetic leader with extensive experience in the for-purpose and public sectors and specialist experience in organisational operations, governance and people and project management.

Carla’s background in social work saw her working in some of Adelaide’s most disadvantaged suburbs and using her expertise in community development supported individuals and communities develop innovative solutions to local problems.

After 5 years in the public sector with a focus on women, volunteering and community participation, Carla was drawn back to the for-purpose sector where she spent 8 years leading education and work readiness programs. For the past 3 years Carla has served as Chief Operating Officer at a national not-for-profit.

Carla has a passion for education, equal opportunity and inclusivity.

Michelle Hamilton

Michelle is an experienced educator, leader, manager, designer and strategist with 20 years’ experience in the education, community, cultural and philanthropic sectors. Having taught and held leadership positions in schools, Michelle has also worked extensively in learning design, project management, leadership and strategy  beyond schools. 

Equally passionate about learning and wellbeing, Michelle currently works as a consultant to schools, community and cultural organisations, philanthropic trusts and other companies on projects that seek to transform Australian education to be more inclusive, mentally healthy, creative and collaborative. Michelle specialises in the co-design of projects and programs, evidence based design and delivery, genuine stakeholder and community engagement, project monitoring and reviewing.

Michelle has led a national education agenda at the Foundation for Young Australians, designed a new strategic approach to education and community engagement as Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, designed student and professional learning initiatives for the State Library of Victoria (Australian Learning Lecture), led a strategic review of Kingswood College (Secondary) and a co-design of a future ready learning plan, consulted on the design, monitoring and review of Beyond Blue’s Be You Bushfire Response Program for schools and early learning services, developed national stakeholder engagement plans for the expansion of Smiling Mind’s education work nationally and convened a social lab as part of Learning Creates Australia’s work in designing a new recognition system for Australian education.

What we do


  • Strategic planning

  • Project Management

  • Tenders and submissions

  • Workshop design and delivery

Youth Engagement

  • Stakeholder engagement (young people, industry, community and schools)

  • Program and event facilitation


  • Professional learning, program and learning design, development and implementation

  • Using design thinking as a framework in existing and new learning design

  • Integrating the skills and thinking essential to the future of work into existing and new curriculum

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Square the Circle acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the countries across Australia, on whose unceded land we conduct our business. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the continuing spiritual and sacred connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land, waters and culture.