Find a Trainer

Invite a Professional Trainer to your school.

Our Professional Trainers are highly experienced teachers who have taught with the programme in a classroom setting for many years. They have achieved excellent results with the programme and are keen to deliver effective synthetic phonics training in order to help others do the same. We have both Jolly Phonics Professional Trainers and Jolly Music Professional Trainers. You can contact them directly and discuss training options using the contact details you can find below.

Alternatively, you can find details for scheduled training courses around the world by clicking here. For details of our official online courses via CPD College, click here. For details of our Jolly Music Trainers, please click here.

Click your region on the map or choose from the list of regions to locate your nearest trainer.

Albania

Diego Zaffaroni

Email: globalphonics2020@gmail.com
Email: diego.zaffaroni@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/IntTeacherTraining

Diego Zaffaroni is an international educator and consultant. He is qualified to teach in the UK and Italy; he worked for five years as a Bilingual Education School Coordinator, a project supported jointly by the British Council and the Italian Ministry of Education. Diego has experienced leadership roles at an innovative Cambridge school in Milan and an IB World School in Kurdistan, Iraq and was actively involved in the development of projects in International Education and English Language Teaching in the Middle East and Europe. He was Dean of Academics and PYP Coordinator at a newly established IB school in Mumbai which is part of a well-known group of schools across India. His training and consultancy experience has developed over ten years across three continents.

He is studying to earn an MA Education from Durham University.

Diego has seen better and better results with Jolly Phonics over the years he and his fellow teachers have used it; Jolly Phonics has been a key element in making sure that no child is left behind. Diego’s strong interest in working with teachers and school leaders let him grow as a teacher trainer and consultant, focusing on literacy and multilingual education, creativity, and the development of teachers and leaders’ key strengths.

Top Strengths*: Developer – Restorative – Learner – Individualisation – Empathy – Achiever.

*As indicated from Gallup Clifton Strengths Assessment

Argentina

Grace Vilar

Email: gracevilar@gmail.com
Phone: +54 11 4544 4253
Phone: +54 11 5495 8753
Travel info: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Mexico

Buenos Aires
Grace Vilar has over 30 years of classroom experience teaching English to non-natives in bilingual schools of Argentina. Former teacher, headteacher, and now Bilingual Literacy Educational Consultant, teacher trainer, and IFERI Committee Member, Grace’s concern was with the low levels of reading and writing in Argentina. This led her to using Jolly Phonics. Now pupils achieve excellent results, becoming enthusiastic readers and effective writers.

Grace provides literacy and phonics training in Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and all of Argentina. She also visits individual schools, sharing her experiences and giving sound guidence on developing synthetic phonics.

Stella Maris Martino

Email: stellamartinog@gmail.com
Phone: +54 11 4502-0664 / +54 11 6368-0474
Travel info: Across Argentina and neighbouring countries
Website: facebook.com/SyntheticPhonicsArgentina

Buenos Aires
Stella is a graduate teacher from the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina. She has been teaching English for over 25 years to children and adolescents. She has developed EFL classroom projects at both private and state institutions. She works as an exams developer and as a Speaking Examiner.

When she came across Jolly Phonics it was ‘love at first sight’. She took part in a pilot experience that was being carried out in some state schools in Buenos Aires in 2014. Since then, she has been applying the Jolly Phonics programme in all her classes with excellent results. She has also spread the word about the benefits of the synthetic phonics method at different lectures.

Stella currently works as a teacher trainer at the government’s professional training centre in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires where she coaches other English teachers on how to use the synthetic phonics method.

You can see recordings of Stella's students reading words and short texts on her Youtube Channel The Reading Corner.

Gisel Eiriz

Email: gisel.eiriz@gmail.com
Phone: +54 11 4706 0159
Phone: +54 11 5490 0130
Travel info: Across Argentina and abroad

Buenos Aires
Gisel graduated as an English Teacher at Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico. She has taught children, teens and adults for over 18 years. She started using Jolly Phonics in 2013 in primary state schools in the city of Buenos Aires. She saw a huge change in her students' reading and writing skills as well as their pronunciation and comprehension of texts. She has trained teachers on this method at private and state schools for two years now.

Nidia Roxana Igielski

Email: roxana_igielski@yahoo.com.ar
Phone: +54 11 4443 0325
Phone: +54 15 2470 0325
Travel info: Across Argentina and neighbouring countries

Buenos Aires
Roxana is a graduate Primary School Teacher and Sworn Translator and has been teaching in both state and private schools and translating for many companies for the past 25 years within Buenos Aires. She has run her own School of Language, Leighton Institute since 1997 and has been the head of the English Department at Adveniat Secondary School since 2015.

Roxana first began to use Jolly Phonics in her teaching in 2013 after becoming involved in a Jolly Phonics pilot project for six states schools in Buenos Aires. The results of using Jolly Phonics was a turning point in Roxana's professional life. She now feels that her students look forward to their English lessons as they are attractive, fun and more memorable, and in turn the students have more confidence and have a complete understanding of what they are reading and writing. Before Jolly Phonics, Roxana felt there was something missing, but now the students have the necessary tools to read and write in English.

Roxana sees a big difference working with synthetic phonics and is convinced of the success in using Jolly Phonics. For that reason she would like to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

Tatiana Iaconianni

Email: t.iaconianni@gmail.com
Phone: (+54) 1133 086 644
Travel info: Argentina and abroad

Buenos Aires

Tatiana Iaconianni is a teacher of English who also holds a degree in Linguistics. She has more than ten years’ experience teaching English to young learners.

Tatiana first began working with Jolly Phonics in the year 2013 and was amazed to find out that there was an abysmal gap between groups that had been taught how to read and write with Jolly Phonics and the ones that had not. Since 2013, she has noticed that using Jolly Phonics has helped students read fluently, produce sounds more accurately and write more independently. She thinks Jolly Phonics provides children with a safe and fun learning environment.

She became an official Jolly Phonics trainer in the year 2007 and from then onwards she has trained teachers at different schools so that they could start implementing the Jolly Phonics programme to make a real difference.

Fernanda Panzitta

Email: ayellen.fp@gmail.com
Phone: (+34) 617 921 618
Travel info: Argentina, Spain, and internationally on request

Lanus, Buenos Aires
Fernanda Panzitta is a graduate English teacher of ISP DR. Antonion M. Saenz and is currently specialising in the teaching of phonics and phonology to young learners. She has been teaching English in kindergarten and primary levels for the past ten years. When she became aware of the Jolly Phonics programme, she was delighted with the results from the method, and immediately decided to apply it with her own students.

Fernanda has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past five years, finding it the key to aid students in their reading and writing processes. She has found that children love learning a new sound every day and that they are the ones asking for a new sound as soon as classes begin. She has noticed a wide difference in the way students read, write and pronounce in English. She now cannot imagine teaching without this method.

Fernanda would love to share her experience and ideas with teachers all over the world. She strongly believes that synthetic phonics works with all types of students and she will provide teachers with warm support, guidance and ideas, showing her care for an effective teaching experience.

Australia

Santina Di Mauro

Email: santina@jollyeducation.com.au
Phone: 0419272185
Website: jollyeducation.com.au

New South Wales
Santina Di Mauro has been a NSW teacher for over 30 years, teaching in both state and independent schools. Santina has spent the last 10 years working as a literacy consultant to various schools around Australia, as well as working as an intervention teacher using the L3 and Jolly Phonics and Grammar programmes at a school in Sydney.

Santina has been a JollyPhonics Professional Trainer for 20 years, and has trained teachers in the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. She is dedicated to providing teachers with training that gives them what they want as well as what they need throughout Australia and Asia.

Victoria Carlton

Email: victoriacarlton@iinet.net.au
Email: victoria@vcprograms.com
Phone: 0409911135
Travel info: Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Macau
Website: vcprograms.com

Western Australia
Victoria Carlton, is the director of The International Centre for Excellence (ICE), and extensively uses Jolly Phonics to help West Australian children improve and succeed at literacy skills. She frequently travels to the UK to meet the authors and publisher of Jolly Phonics and to check on current research in this area. She developed and conducted her own programmes which are used with great success at her own centre in Australia and now in her licensed centre in Singapore.

Victoria has conducted many professional training courses for teachers and parents in Australia and S.E.A., all of whom are attracted to her pragmatic and clear approach as it provides a clear pathway through the educational “maze”. She has trained thousands of teachers and educators for more than 10 years jointly with September 21 Enterprise Pte Ltd in Singapore.

Her workshops are so popular that she has now committed to travelling to Singapore 4 times annually to conduct the highly successful Jolly Learning training workshops. Her workshops are attended by participants from all over the Asia Pacific region. Victoria is convinced that Jolly Phonics is the most effective literacy programme available to teach literacy skills and was featured on the TV current affairs program, Today Tonight, to demonstrate and discuss the approach.

Celeste Musgrave

Email: cee7@bigpond.com
Phone: 0419 299 047
Website: jollydiscoveries.com

Sydney, New South Wales
Celeste Musgrave is an experienced teacher with over 20 years of classroom practice and has been challenged with children of non – English backgrounds and special needs.

She has trained teachers in synthetic phonics throughout Australia, Asia, the Middle East and the UK. She is also currently teaching children with learning difficulties in literacy and numeracy.

Celeste runs a teacher training orgainsation called Jolly Discoveries, offering courses in literacy and other curriculum areas throughout Australia.

Jan Polkinghorne

Email: polkinghorne@internode.on.net
Phone: 0414724602

Adelaide, South Australia
Jan Polkinghorne has over 50 years teaching experience in both primary classrooms and tutoring children with specific learning difficulties and provides training in Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. She is aware of research into Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar that demonstrates repeatedly the raising standards of reading and spelling. After retiring as Jolly Phonics Trainer for SPELD SA (Special Learning Difficulties Association), Jan has reduced her workload but still gives some training sessions.

Jan is willing to travel anywhere in Australia, really enjoys “off the beaten track” and has considerable experience working with indigenous schools. Happy to work with either small 'in school' groups or large regional trainings.

Annette Blackett

Email: alby62@live.com.au
Phone: Australia +61 416 847 778
Phone: Papua New Guinea +675 7296 1263
Travel info: Australia, Papua New Guinea and South Pacific Islands

Gawler South, South Australia
Annette Blackett is a passionate primary educator with over 14 years of experience teaching and training in Australia, England, Mozambique and Papua New Guinea. She is currently studying a Masters of Education, holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from Tabor Adelaide, and qualifications in Early Childhood Education, TESOL/ESL and Indigenous Affairs.

As a keynote speaker, Annette leads international teacher training seminars across Papua New Guinea, specialising in Early Childhood pedagogy, using the Jolly Learning programme, incorporating Jolly Phonics for the foundation years and Jolly Grammar for Years 1-6. She has had the pleasure of working with many diverse cultural groups and has seen the impact of Jolly Learning in a nation of people, with outstanding results in students, both children and adults.

As a lifelong learner, Annette asks ‘Why quality education...?' as a premise for all of her work. She believes that when we, as dedicated educators, know the 'why'... we can then proceed to learn the 'how and what' of education, bringing about positive change in our world. Annette is enthusiastic about empowering you with extensive, hands-on skills and knowledge of the Jolly Learning programmes.

Prue Clarke

Email: clarkepm@hotmail.com
Phone: +966 (0)55 604 7103
Travel info: Queensland and Northern New South Wales

Sunshine Coast and Brisbane
Prue graduated from Central Queensland University, Australia, with Distinction and is currently studying a Masters in Educational Leadership, specialising in Leading and Learning. Prue has taught from pre-prep to year 7 within Australia, England and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Prue has been teaching with the Jolly Phonics programme since 2013 and across many year levels, with the majority of students being ESL/EFL learners. She has found the Jolly Phonics programme to offer daily opportunities for creativity in developing phonics understanding. Jolly Phonics allows room to incorporate fun activities whilst still allowing students to develop fine motor skills. In the early years setting especially, fun equals increased learning!

When comparing Jolly Phonics with other programmes taught in Australia and England, Prue has seen a significant increase in student progress and achievement in their knowledge of sounds, reading, spelling and sentence writing. She sees her students working collaboratively with each other, which is great for peer-tutoring to occur. Students are able to start 'reading' and spelling within a number of weeks and the interactive elements within the programme keep students motivated and enthusiastic about their learning. Motivation and enthusiasm can be the difference between adequate progress and advanced progress.

Kylie Hallion

Email: kylieh@speldsa.org.au
Phone: 08 84311655
Phone: 0439 683 029
Travel info: Willing to travel locally, interstate or internationally
Website: speldsa.org.au

Adelaide, South Australia
Kylie is an experienced educator, having worked in diverse educational settings in Singapore, England, and Adelaide for over 20 years. At a classroom and school level she has successfully implemented various synthetic phonics programs with students of different ages, abilities, and prior experiences.

Kylie enthusiastically shares her experience and knowledge in evidence-based approaches to literacy instruction to support schools, educators, and caregivers.

As a part of the SPELD SA team in her role as a Literacy coach and trainer, Kylie is committed to providing participants with a deep understanding of the Jolly Phonics and Grammar programs. She provides practical teaching strategies to support educators to ensure the program is delivered with fidelity, leading to improved literacy outcomes for all students.

Kylie is able to present training both online or face to face.

Azerbaijan

Elnara Hasanova

Email: elnara406@gmail.com
Phone: 055 450 76 20
Travel info: All of Azerbaijan
Website: jollylearning.az or facebook.com/jollylearning.az

Baku
Elnara is a Cambridge qualified primary school teacher, full of energy and passion for teaching small children. She graduated from Khazar University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and has spent 5 years teaching English in government schools before becoming the Head Teacher at Evika School in 2016. From the use of Jolly Phonics in her classes, Elnara has achieved unbelievable results with her students and has successfully developed her knowledge and skill in the English language.

Currently working as the Director of the Cambridge Primary Department, Elnara controls the training of English teachers within the school. With her background of using Jolly Phonics, Elnara sees this as the key to successfully train teachers so that everyone can achieve greater results in English with their students.

Elnara is happy to share her experience on using Jolly Phonics and wishes for all primary school students in Azerbaijan to read English fluently.

You can find Elara on Facebook here, and follow her blog page here.

Samira Teymurova

Email: samira-teymurova@mail.ru
Phone: +994503324621
Travel info: Azerbaijan, Middle East

Samira is an international instructor and consultant. She has been working as a principal at a private school whilst running her newly opened Jolly Learning Centre in Baku. Samira’s been over 25 years in education, from teaching to leadership, and is qualified as an expert to serve on the visiting committees of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

With certifications in methodology and theory at UCLA and the Middle Leader programme at Edge Hill University, Samira has taught Jolly Phonics for years at international schools.

The excellent results achieved by this programme led Samira to write a Jolly-inspired kindergarten curriculum; she believes every child and teacher deserve to benefit from the best phonic teaching. Recently awarded “Best Teacher of the Year” by the Republic of Azerbaijan,

Samira has been an expert in their latest assessment of English textbooks.

Bahrain

Misbah Fahad

Email: jollyphonicsbh@gmail.com
Email: fm040409@yahoo.com
Phone: 00973 33028831
Travel info: Anywhere within the Gulf Countries, and further if required

Manama
Misbah has been teaching Jolly Phonics in schools since 2011. She has found it to be a wonderful programme that has led to outstanding results. In particular, she has been most impressed in ensuring that no child is left behind, with even her struggling children showing remarkable improvements. She now wants to help others find out how they can use the programme to successfully teach reading and writing to young learners, gaining their own outstanding results in their classrooms.

Blossom Butt

Email: blossi@live.com
Email: jollyphonicsbahrain@gmail.com
Phone: 00973-33253276
Travel info: Within the Gulf countries and further if required
Website: facebook.com/jollyphonicsbyBlossom

Manama
Blossom has worked as a teacher, coordinator and Head of Preschool over 15 years across schools in Bahrain and Pakistan since graduating in Economics and obtaining her certificate in Early Years Education. She has worked with all age groups in an Early Years setting, from play groups to KG children.

She has been teaching Jolly Phonics since 2010 and enjoys teaching it. In 2020 when pandemic hit the world she started working as a freelancer focusing entirely on Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar and has been using the programme extensively. She has been impressed with the speed and enthusiasm of the children in learning with Jolly Phonics including those with speech delay who enjoyed learning sounds with actions and songs at a faster pace.

Jolly Phonics has always and continues to amaze her when it comes to the progress of the child in reading and writing. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others.

Barbados

Heather Joy Sharon

Email: joy@readandwritewithjoy.com
Email: youngatheart578@gmail.com
Phone: 001 246 289 4541
Travel info: Willing to travel where there is a need
Website: readandwritewithjoy.com

St. Philip
Joy currently runs Read and write with joy; an educational training provider, specialising in equipping teachers and parents to confidently teach children the skills to read and write effectively.

We demonstrate excellent modelling practices, alongside providing ongoing support to guarantee high quality teaching to ensure the success of each child. Fundamentally, we believe that strengthening the relationship between teachers, parents and the child paves the way for greater transformation within education globally. Joy utilises Jolly Phonics within the context of The Science of Reading. Having taught and trained cumulatively for over 30 years, Joy has found that Jolly Phonics aids the learning of the English language effectively.

Find her on Facebook here.

 

Benin

Irechkwu Hannah Kalu

Email: favourokn@yahoo.com
Phone: +229 979 89 480
Travel info: All of Benin and across Africa

Cotonou
Irechukwu is presently teaching at Indian International School and has an extensive background of primary teaching in Benin. She obtained her National Certificate in Education at the National Institute, Kaduna where she studied sociology in education. More recently, she has received a B.Ed in Educational Administrations and Planning from the International University Bamenda, Cameroon.

Irechukwu was introduced to Jolly Phonics in 2006 and began to implement this method of teaching right away. She has made a tremendous impact to her teaching career since starting to use it as her students were progressing at a quicker and less stressful rate than previously. Both parents of her students and colleagues in the school are keen to learn about Jolly Phonics in order to teach their children at home and in their classes. Jolly Phonics makes learning interesting and simple which has led to enormous and positive results for the students. Irechukwu is happy to share her experiences with others.

Brunei

Cynthia Peiyeong

Email: cynthia.peiyeong@yahoo.com
Phone: 673 712 8016
Travel info: Brunei, Malaysia

Cynthia has been using Jolly Phonics since 2007 and is currently working in a literacy centre in Brunei. Cynthia has been amazed with the progress of the children using the programme systematically.

She has seen marvellous results in children; even for those with special needs. Cynthia believes it makes learning so much fun and the multi-sensory method is effective for children with different learning styles.

Cynthia would like to share her experiences with more teachers and parents un order to help their children to achieve and raise up the literacy standard.

Bulgaria

Meliha Chausheva

Email: info@mellyjolly.com
Phone: 359 885 76 42 61
Travel info: Bulgaria and the Balkans
Website: mellyjolly.com

Meliha Chausheva is a highly experienced kindergarten teacher. She has taught in several English kindergartens as the main teacher in Reception class. Her passion to make the learning process fun and exciting for the children made her search for other challenges. She sees the programme as a tool that allows children to develop their full potential through the exciting journey of learning. She is also pleased to observe children gaining self –confidence during the process. Meliha finds Jolly Phonics one of the most rewarding programmes as teachers can see the results of their work shortly after they have made the first steps. She is happy to share experience with other teachers around Bulgaria and on the Balkans.

Cambodia

Carla Ribeiro

Email: cmpr1975@icloud.com
Phone: +33 74 980 6880
Travel info: Cambodia

Cambodia
Carla Ribeiro began using the Jolly Phonics teaching method in Asia in 2015. She can confidently say that Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar have both transformed her as a teacher and the results that she has seen in the children cannot be described with words alone. The children's confidence in reading and writing as well their never-ending enthusiasm for learning have been key indicators to the success of the program.

Carla spends a lot of her free time helping the 'slow to start children' and this is where she has seen the most change. She believes that every child has the right to quality education, in an interactive and engaging environment, and that their days should be academically engaging and child centred. Jolly Phonics covers all those bases and so much more.

She has developed a knack for introducing the Jolly Phonics programme to early years curriculums in bilingual schools in Southeast Asia and diligently moved into Jolly Phonics training and support for bilingual schoolteachers in Cambodia. She has implemented the programme in 3 schools thus far with a total of 5 campuses and she hopes to spread the revolution even further. She can now be found in Paris teaching Year 5 Jolly Grammar at a prestigious French / English bilingual school.

Carla is very much still a child at heart, and she believes that this characteristic has been a significant contributing factor to her success thus far. She wholeheartedly stands behind the brand and she is proud to be part of the Jolly family.

Canada

Ann and Alan Box

Email: boxtrot@shaw.ca
Phone: 250 941 6067
Website: jollyworks.org

Comox, BC
Ann Riley Box and Alan Box have substantial experience with Jolly Phonics and systematic phonics method of teach children and adults to read and write including ESL and special needs students including children with severe learning difficulties. They provide workshops throughout Canada each year sharing their passion for this effective, inexpensive and easy to implement Program.

Laurie Fyke

Email: primarilylearningjp@gmail.com
Phone: 1 905 871 3303
Website: primarilylearning.org

Fort Erie, Ontario
Laurie Fyke provides numerous and varied Jolly Phonics training sessions for school boards, educators (K-2), day care teachers, instructors of ESL, conferences and parents. During 30 years of primary instruction, including early literacy intervention classes, Laurie found that this synthetic phonics, multi-sensory approach has generated the most remarkable student academic results and the greatest enthusiasm for reading, writing and learning for all students. She enthusiastically shares program concepts and easy to implement classroom ideas and activities. Laurie has provided extensive training in Ontario. She is the co-author of the Jolly Songs.

Sue Whittaker

Email: jollyreading42@gmail.com
Phone: 630-768-3767
Travel info: Canada and the USA
Website: jollyreadingconsulting.com

Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

Dr Susan Whittaker is currently a professor in the Early Childhood- Special Education department at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY. Susan recently retired from her role as Principal at Summit Academy, a school in Western New York that supports students with Autism, early intervention to age 21. She resides in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Susan was previously the Manager and Literacy Curriculum Coordinator at Arbourvale School in Slough, England. Susan works primarily with children with Autism where she uses Jolly Phonics to secure the reading skills of both verbal and non-verbal children. Susan has previously taught, for 17 years, kindergarten and early childhood special education in the US and Canada where she used Jolly Phonics as her foundation phonics program. As part of her doctoral dissertation (Ed.D), through Aurora University, Susan researched the use of Jolly Phonics as a whole-group curriculum and its use in small group reading intervention, with remarkable results. Susan continues to conduct ongoing research in the use of Jolly Phonics and offers support in the USA and Canada through her business, Jolly Reading Consulting, based in Niagara Falls, New York. Susan is eager to support school districts and teaches the full Jolly Phonics and Grammar program.



Arlene Grierson

Email: arlenegrierson@gmail.com

Niagara, Ontario
Arlene Grierson, PhD has taught with Jolly Phonics for many years and achieved outstanding results with her primary grade students. She is also the author of the Jolly Jingles (part of the Jolly Phonics range) and has provided numerous courses and mentored educators throughout Ontario in the implementation of Jolly Phonics. Arlene is currently an Assistant Professor at the Brantford Campus of Nipissing University where she teaches concurrent education courses. For the past ten years Arlene has provided professional development sessions in the use of Jolly Phonics for teachers, parents and other educational partners.

Sadaf Asif

Email: sadaf_asif2000@hotmail.com
Phone: +16132983009
Travel info: Canada, UK, Pakistan

Ottawa
Sadaf is an experienced Early Years teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching at various schools across Islamabad and Wah Cantt. She has worked with all age groups in an Early Years setting, from play group all the way up to nursery and KG children. Sadaf has her own Early Years school and Jolly Phonics training centre in Islamabad. She is really passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others. She is constantly working on creating fun and exciting activities to fully engage the children in the learning process.

Since implementing the Jolly Phonics programme in her school, children have produced tremendous results whilst becoming excellent readers and creative writers. Sadaf strongly believes that the ability to read and write is the basic right of every child and that no child deserves to be overlooked.

Sadaf has conducted various training sessions for her Early Years staff and parents as well as teachers from other schools in major cities of Pakistan. Sadaf worked alongside Jolly Trainer Fatima-Tuz-Zehra and Junior Trainers on AFAQ Adoption Programme in Punjab to implement Jolly Phonics in the low-cost schools of Punjab. She has also worked with Trainers Tahira Sheikh and Sadia Malik on KPK Project in collaboration with Government of KPK and Jolly Learning UK.

Sadaf is the first Jolly Phonics YouTuber in Pakistan, with a channel that is gradually becoming popular among Jolly Phonics enthusiasts in Pakistan.

Currently Sadaf is away from Pakistan and living in Canada to pursue further training in Early Years and child care. She also conducts online classes on phonics, reading for children/parents as well as speech therapy sessions (for autistic children).

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” (Nelson Mandela)

China

David Calia

Email: info@go-goenglish.com
Email: dcinchina@hotmail.com
Phone: +86 185 2060 3019
Website: networkenglish.net

Guangdong Province
David Calia is an American teacher whose teaching in China first started in 2006. He holds a master degree in special education M.A.Ed and TESOL certification. His teaching experiences in China range from teaching in an international school, a kindergarten, a primary school and a training school using Jolly Phonics in each of these. David has seen the success of using this method of teaching and the confidence of the children in being able to read. He is excited at being able to train teachers to achieve in this way.

Wechat 微信 : networkenglish
You can also find a QR Code for David on Wechat via his website here.

广东省
大卫·卡利亚(David Calia)

是一名美国教师,2006年开始了在中国的首次教学工作。他拥有特殊教育硕士学位和TESOL认证。 他在中国的教学经验来自国际学校,幼儿园,小学和使用Jolly Phonics的培训学校的等教学范围。 大卫看到了使用这种教学方法的所取得的成功和孩子们能够有信心阅读。 他很高兴能够去培养教师通过这种方式去取得成功。

Lin Yuan (Lydia)

Email: linyuan.inchina@gmail.com
Phone: 0086 15813386323
Website: go-goenglish.com/Jolly-Phonics.html

Guangdong Province
Yuan is an experienced children’s English and Music teacher since 2004. She is a native Chinese and is commonly known as Lydia-her English name. She was introduced to Jolly Phonics in 2009 while working in an international school. She has since founded her own language school in the south of China and she has experienced amazing results in her students as well as the English teachers that she works with. Lydia is eager to help increase awareness of Phonics in China and help provide high quality English phonics teaching and learning for parents, teachers and students.

自2004年起,媛是一个资深的少儿英语和音乐老师。她是一个土生土长的中国人,他人称她为莉迪亚(Lydia),因此名为其英文名。2009年她在一所国际学校工作时,接触认识到了Jolly Phonics。此后,在中国的南部她成立了自己的语言学校,且在她的学生及与她一起工作的英语老师身上,看到了惊人的成绩。莉迪亚(Lydia)渴望帮助提高在中国,人们对英语自然拼读的认识,并协助提供高品质的英语自然拼读教学和学习给家长们,教师们和学生们。

Sujatha Gajendran

Email: sujathasujik97@gmail.com
Phone: +919751879331
Phone: +8615512979735
Travel info: Across China, India and anywhere else upon request

Hebei Province
With a reservoir of 7+ years in early childhood education, Sujatha radiates expertise. Emerging from her beginnings as a homeroom teacher within IB and Creative Curriculum schools, she now takes center stage as the luminary Jolly Phonics trainer and the driving force behind training and development for a pioneering edtech institution. Her forte lies in instructional design and training development, having sculpted the skills of over 2000+ educators in Jolly Phonics, illuminating leading IB schools with her workshops.

Sujatha's accolades form a tapestry of distinction - once lauded as the 'Best Outgoing Student,' she now dons the TESOL certificate as a testament to her passion for early years language acquisition. Adorned with a gold medal by Nilgiris' District Collector and the 'JCI Achiever of the Year' in 2016, she's acclaimed as the "Most Innovative Facilitator" for her pioneering teaching strategies that stretch beyond convention.

Her keen eye has witnessed young minds exhibit profound blending and segmenting skills, fostering robust English literacy at an early age through Jolly Phonics. Eager to disseminate these transformative experiences, Sujatha offers Jolly Phonics training enriched with imaginative 21st-century teaching methodologies. Her journey is driven by a fervent belief in Jolly Phonics as the paragon program, a passion that ignites her mission to impart knowledge to fellow educators.

Her guiding principle, encapsulated by Ignacio Estrada's wisdom, underscores her pedagogical philosophy - if the child cannot learn the way we teach, then we must adapt our teaching to align with how they learn.

Colombia

Andrés Felipe Vanegas Fernández

Email: Andres.vanegasfernandez@gmail.com
Phone: +51 988 888 859
Phone: +51 968 935 912
Travel info: Latin America (based in Colombia)

Andrés Felipe Vanegas Fernández is an experienced teacher and bilingual coordinator who provides training in the synthetic method and the innovation of Jolly Phonics from preschool to primary levels; he has been working as an English Teacher and Academic consultant. Andrés currently works as an Academic management advisor for American School in Trujillo Perú.

He has literacy training at Dayton University in Ohio, USA, as well as Jolly Phonics Courses on Reading and Writing. He has led projects in Colombia and Peru establishing the Bilingualism Program based on synthetic phonics and Jolly Phonics method in a Spanish-speaking context (for international Baccalaureate Schools - IB/PYP). Andrés provides training in Latin America; he visits schools sharing his experience and supporting Bilingual Programs.

Cyprus

Anita Efstathiou

Email: anitagr@cytanet.com.cy
Phone: 9965 0592

Anita Efstathiou first started teaching 7 year olds with Jolly Phonics when she was concerned at their spelling. Impressed at the results she then started teaching it with 5 year olds (all non-native speakers) who again did outstandingly well.

Anita has her own school yet is keen to see all schools in Cyprus use this teaching, including government schools.

Anita is also the Jolly Phonics distributor in Cyprus.

Czechia

Kateřina Švejdová

Email: katerinasvejdova23@gmail.com
Phone: +420 739 042 893
Travel info: Czech Republic and abroad

Ostrava
Katka has been using Jolly Phonics since 2003 and Jolly Grammar since 2012. She has been teaching as a primary school teacher in Czech, bilingual and international schools for 24 years. Lately Katka has taken a new role as a coordinator for foreign languages for primary schools and kindergartens of Ostrava-Poruba Municipal District Authority in the Department of Education.

Katka loves that both methods are very systematic and are able to attract the children to learning. She is looking forward to introducing Jolly Phonics and Grammar to more people, and is willing to travel.

Côte d’Ivoire

Akpa Meledje Emile

Email: emileakpa2012@gmail.com
Phone: +225 07 47 55 71
Travel info: All over the world

Abidjan
Emile has a Masters Degree in Educational Methodology. He played a significant role in the acceptance of Jolly Phonics pilots by the Ministry of Education in Cote d'Ivoire. Many of the regions now look forward to the wider spread of Jolly Phonics. He has also supported the introduction of Jolly Phonics to many private schools in the country.

In addition to mentoring the teachers in the pilots, Emile has been teaching early primary school children who had no word of English before coming to school. They now read and write English. They are happy to be able to speak another language and do not want to miss English classes. Jolly Phonics has helped them to read even French.

Emile has also supported the introduction of Jolly Phonics to governments in many Francophone West African countries.

He is available to share his experience in Francophone Africa and with anyone across the world.

Egypt

Susan Saleh

Email: susansaleh@hotmail.com
Phone: 012-23983582
Travel info: Willing to travel

Cairo
Susan Saleh, EYFS Principal and responsible for curriculum development (lower school), specialises in the Early Years in an International British School in Cairo. “I am a strong advocate of Jolly Phonics as I have witnessed amazing outcomes with all learners (EAL, children with learning disabilities and the gifted and talented). Children not only enjoy learning through this fun, animated, multi-sensory method but are stretched tremendously.” Teachers, parents and administrators have all taken a key interest into learning this methodology after witnessing the outstanding results. Susan has held many workshops – training both teachers and parents – whilst spreading her passion. She has also supported and supervised schools in introducing Jolly Phonics from the Early Years up through to Key Stage 1.

Naglaa Eldeeb

Email: naglaael@gmail.com
Phone: 01008720271

Jiza
Naglaa has been teaching English for eight years. She began teaching English as a second language to young learners when she found out about the Jolly Phonics programme. Seeing the magical results and how the 5 year-old children were reading and writing English, she decided to help other teachers how to use the Jolly Phonics programme in their classrooms.

Naglaa is also the founder of Montessori Academy where she teaches children. She also has considerable professional experience in translating/editing and founded with her AUC colleagues the company 'ISO Translation' which started in 2012.

Rehab El Sokary

Email: rehab_sokary@yahoo.co.uk

Alexndria
Rehab El Sokary has taught with Jolly Phonics for many years at one of the most reputable schools in Alexandria. She has seen the positive outcome with the young learners and the importance of this kind of teaching. She is keen to help other teachers achieve these same results. She now runs her own English enrichment centre called Start Smart.

Asmaa Emara

Email: asmaaemara30@gmail.com
Phone: +1019312915
Travel info: Egypt and all Arab countries
Website: facebook.com/jollyphonics.montessoriacademy

Cairo
With a Master's Degree in Education, Asmaa has been teaching English with Jolly Phonics for several years. She has seen great results, with children taught in the programme being more confident and better in general tests. Amazingly, children even applied the same techniques they learnt in Jolly Phonics to Arabic classes. Moreover, they become fluent in both reading and writing.

As well as teaching, Asmaa has a passion for writing stories, having written and published stories for children since 2009, as well as translating stories for reading purposes. She has also published a parent and teacher guide to help those teaching English to young learners. She is keen to help parents and new teachers use Jolly Phonics and benefit from this magical programme.

Fiji

Delana Setareki

Email: jollyphonicsfiji@gmail.com
Phone: +679 9600373
Phone: +679 7630699
Travel info: Suva Fiji

Setareki B Delana is a Senior Curriculum Specialist for Reading/LANA at the Curriculum Unit in the Ministry of Education in Fiji. He has a strong background in primary school teaching and experience as an early grade teacher literacy trainer for effective reading instruction. Setareki is passionate about advocating for literacy reform and has made significant contributions by pioneering the use of the Synthetic Phonics Approach using the Jolly Phonics Resources in Fiji in 2008. Setareki has developed a unique combination of educational literacy experience and is committed to ensuring that students become competent learners. He is a self-motivated literacy advocate and a skilled network builder who uses his experience and internal/external network to create positive change in literacy. Setareki is a literacy champion in Fiji who specialises in personalised literacy teaching and assessment. He has the ability to handle multiple tasks against tight timelines and is always eager to find ways to improve results. Setareki has presented at various international literacy conferences and has trained teachers, education officers, and parents on literacy and reading.

He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and is a member of the International Jolly Phonics Trainers Association.

Setareki's goal is to bring about intrinsic positive change through literacy and reading development in Fiji and the Pacific region.

Gambia

Sainey Gibba

Email: saineyib@gmail.com
Phone: +220 995 9006 or +220 7201 975

Sainey Gibba is deputy headteacher at Wellingara Community Nursery School, which has some 400 3-7 year olds.

He has been teaching with Jolly Phonics since September 2005 when the school was one of the first in The Gambia to use the programme. The understanding has developed over time and Sainey can now provide training and support for other teachers.

Germany

Jane Kranz

Email: jollyphonics@gaize.org
Email: jane.kranz@gaize.org
Phone: +4917670365659
Phone: +4961039880700
Travel info: Whole of Germany
Town: Frankfurt am Main

Jane studied Early Childhood at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and later at Alanus University in Germany. She has been teaching early childhood for over 20 years. Jane first began using Jolly Phonics in 2005 in Nairobi and was positively amazed at how fast her class picked up reading and writing! In the last seven years, Jane has worked with multi-language learners in Germany and has seen the rewards for the children in their fast paced progress, thanks to Jolly Phonics.

Jane is ready to share her knowledge and experience with you.

Ghana

Roberta Emma Amos-Abanyie

Email: ingiteducation@gmail.com
Phone: +233269176285 or +233509040966
Phone: +233 551293907
Travel info: Across Ghana and around the world

Tema
Roberta Emma Amos-Abanyie, Director and founder for NGO INGIT Jolly Phonics Foundation, Ghana (INGITJPF) is a professional trained teacher with 26 years of teaching experience, 10 years experience as a Professionally Certified UK Jolly Phonics trainer for adults and children. She holds Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). She also holds a certificate in project management from University of Virginia. She holds a B.Ed. in Home Economics from the University of Education, Winneba. She holds a certificate in Exploring the World of English Language Teaching and Early Childhood; Language Learning and Development from the British Council, UK.

She has 10years experience facilitating Jolly Phonics training in Ghana, Namibia, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia and co-partnered with Dr. Busola Eshiet for the Jolly Buddies Project in Ghana (results publish on the Jolly Learning website here). In 2016, she assisted Universal Learning Solutions as a Country Director for the Catholic Schools Jolly Phonics Project.

Roberta led the Read Easy Ghana Project for 116 districts in government schools in Ghana in collaboration with Optimal Consulting Ltd., UK and Jolly Learning Ltd., UK as the literacy consultant for INGITJPF. She also assisted Jolly Trainer Agnes in Uganda for a Jolly Phonics Pilot Project. She led the writing of the Synthetic Phonics manual for all the 46 Colleges of Education in Ghana with support from Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL). She is currently running a Reading Clinic for children with reading challenges and part of the writers for the NEW Secondary School Curriculum for Ghana ( English Intervention for Senior High Schools).

Janet Kyei

Email: tpeconsult.edu@gmail.com
Phone: +233 242 926791
Travel info: Ghana and abroad

Janet holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Ghana and has a research interest in Early Phonics Interventions on the Reading Performance of Children at Risk of Dyslexia. This passion has led her to accept and work with children with diverse special educational needs including children with dyslexia, mild autism, delayed speech, etc. where her use of Jolly Phonics with these children has yielded tremendous results.

She has over 10 years of experience teaching in Cambridge accredited schools and is currently the director of Janique International School, her own private school in Lashibi-Tema, in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. She also works as a preschool consultant, supporting schools with curriculum content and training.

Janet has also played a major role in Jolly Phonics projects in Ghana since 2016, working with Universal Learning Solutions (ULS) and Optimalph Consulting Ltd, UK, to deliver trainings to government school teachers in districts across the country. She was also one of the JP team members who worked with the Universities and Colleges of Education to develop a Synthetic Phonics Student and Coordinators Handbook for the universities and colleges.

Emefa Gyamfi

Email: amgyamfi@yahoo.com
Phone: 233 505 402001
Phone: 233 244 838863
Travel info: Ghana and abroad

Bogoso
Emefa Gyamfi graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, with a Masters Degree in Public Administration and is a Professional Teacher with over 23 years of teaching experience within the Ghana Education Service. She is currently an Assistant Director and Public Relations Officer (P.R.O) for Ghana Education Service in the Prestea Huni Valley Municipality of Ghana, whilst she is also the founder and CEO of REMALJ Carewell Inspirational School and REMALJ Reading Clinic at Bogoso in the Western Region of Ghana. She has and continues to chalk success in this regard. Her overriding passion is to teach, train, mentor, and coach public and private school teachers as well as parents in the promotion of literacy among children and adults with reading disabilities and or foundation challenges.

Emefa has experience in training Jolly Phonics in Ghana, Canada, South Africa, and West Africa as a whole. In 2016, she assisted Universal Learning Solutions UK as a Teacher Leader for the Catholic Schools Jolly Phonics Project in Ghana. She also assisted Optimalph Consulting Ltd UK in Sierra Leone to deliver Jolly Phonics training to public school teachers. She is currently participating in the ongoing Jolly Phonics Ghana project as a trainer.

Evelyn Forson

Email: evelynforsonjolly@gmail.com
Phone: 233202318875
Phone: 233240466543
Travel info: Ghana and beyond
Website: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009484985571

Bolgatanga
Evelyn is a professional teacher who graduated from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and was awarded a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Ghana in 2017. She has over seventeen years of teaching experience in the public sector of education within Ghana, and is currently the Bolgatanga Municipal Early Childhood Coordinator in Ghana.

Evelyn has been training teachers on how to teach children with reading and writing challenges, by using Jolly Phonics. She has seen a great improvement in children's reading and writing abilities and wishes to share her experiences with others. In her position as the Early Childhood Coordinator, Evelyn is able to offer training within Ghana and beyond!

Rita Codjoe

Email: codjoerita@gmail.com
Phone: +233 54 681 0000
Travel info: Throughout Ghana and Africa

Accra
Rita Codjoe is a professionally trained teacher and holds a post diploma in Basic Education (B.Ed Ghanaian language) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Rita has been teaching for the past 24 years and has been using Jolly Phonics for the past three years with fantastic results. The captivating nature of Jolly Phonics blended with the Ghanaian language has enriched the language and literacy lessons in her school. Children now find it easy to read and write with no difficulty at all. With my experience and successes of Jolly Phonics, Rita is ready to help others to acquire the knowledge and skills of Jolly Phonics.

Esther Armah

Email: estherarmah80@gmail.com
Phone: 0277479759
Phone: 0262141488
Travel info: Ghana and beyond

Accra
Esther Armah is a trained teacher by profession and proprietress of Esdoc Adult Education and Weekend School. She holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Esther has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for four years now and has achieved tremendous results in the literacy development of children and adults alike. She was the Project Coordinator for the Read and Write Ghana Projects by Universal Learning Solutions (U.L.S.). She is ready as a Jolly Phonics Professional Trainer to train in both Ghana and beyond!

Mrs. Perpetual Andoh

Email: perpsyog@gmail.com
Email: perpsyog@hotmail.com
Phone: +233 20 594 5664
Phone: +233 26 340 8674
Travel info: Ghana and beyond

Accra
Perpetual Andoh, a Principal Superintendent (PS) with the Ghana Education Service, has been teaching for the past 24 years in Ghana. She holds Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) from the University of Cape Coast and also a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (BA Psychology) form the Methodist University in Ghana.

Perpetual has been using Jolly Phonics to teach for the past three years and has resulted in the tremendous improvement in her pupils reading and writing skills. She has also been imparting the knowledge acquired in Jolly Phonics to colleague teacher's which has yielded positively in their classes.

Esther Dewornu

Email: estherdewornu@gmail.com
Phone: 0549695658
Phone: 0552291698

Tema
Esther graduated from the University College of Education with a diploma in Basic Education and currently pursuing her degree in Basic Education. She was using other phonics programmes until 2012 when she first came across Jolly Phonics and immediately switched her teaching to this programme and has been teaching with it ever since. Esther has said the use of Jolly Phonics to teach reading has bought so much success to Esther and her students as far as reading and writing is concerned. Esther's school was noted for very poor academic work, due to the inability of the students being able to read, but now the illiteracy among the students had reduced drastically, especially for those who have been learning with Jolly Phonics in Esther's class. She believes the actions and the songs are so unique and have made the programme engaging for children.

Esther is currently running free Jolly Phonics lessons for pupils in my school at any level who could not read at all. The results have been awesome! Esther is now available to travel for training needs.

Ocloo Elvera Sena

Email: elveraoc@gmail.com
Phone: 0209273545
Phone: 0540562731
Travel info: Anywhere globally

Accra
Elvera holds qualifications for Post Secondary Education, Marketing and Human Resource Management and has over 25 years of teaching experience at various levels of learners; from early years to adults. She is an adaptable and creative teacher, always finding ways to engage with her learners.

Elvera has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past five years at the pre-school level. This programme has given her the upper hand to excel as the best KG teacher in 2017 for the GA-South Municipality, a huge achievement with thanks to Jolly Phonics!

Elvera has found with Jolly Phonics, her pupils have a much better understanding of how to read and write, as well as pronounce the English language correctly. She has noticed they read with ease and with confidence, develop a good accent as well as a wide range of vocabulary, and they write independently. She is ready to help anyone achieve the same results.

Bernard Kojo Asiedu

Email: mrasiedubernard@gmail.com
Phone: 0547007264
Phone: 0249719746
Travel info: Across Ghana and Africa, and the UK.

Achimota, Accra
Bernard Kojo Asiedu is the Executive Director of Promised Land Education Consult in Ghana. He has an ambitious passion for making sure every child gets to read. He is a professionally trained teacher with 8 years of teaching experience in both the private and public sectors. He has taught 6years with Jolly Phonics and 3 years with Jolly Grammar.

He holds a Diploma in Basic Education, from the University of Cape Coast Ghana and trained at Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong Akuapem. He assisted Dorcas Baffoe Bonnie (Mrs.), a professional Jolly Phonics trainer, to do training for 12 Schools for the Jolly Phonics pilot project in 2013 in the GA WEST Municipal Education Directorate.

He is currently the leader of the non-readers' section of the Sweet Melodies FM I-read Project, with Jolly Phonics as their flagship reading module in Ghana. He has seen many tremendous results in government school children, private school children, reading projects for NGOs (Utopia Wishlist Ghana), Orphanages (Teshi Orphanage), reading clubs and the training of teachers, and is keen to share his experiences with others through training and refresher courses so that they too can achieve outstanding results also.

Clare Lotsu

Email: ccclare16@gmail.com
Phone: +233208081960
Phone: +233246518646
Travel info: Kumasi and Sunyani

Kumasi, Ashanti Region
Clare Lotsu is a trained professional teacher, teaching for 20 years. She has a Certificate from Tamale College of Education along with a Diploma in Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, both from the University of Cape Coast.

She has been using Jolly Phonics since receiving training in 2015, and in 2016 was trained as a teacher-leader in Jolly Phonics for the Bono and Ahafo regions of Ghana.

Dorcas Baffoe-Bonnie

Email: dorcas.jollyphonics@gmail.com
Phone: 00233243824511 and 00233262824511
Travel info: UK and Ghana

Dorcas Baffoe-Bonnie has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for many years at Bishop Bowers School in Accra where she has seen a huge improvement as a result. Dorcas graduated from the University of Science and Technology, Ghana which she followed with a Child Welfare Certificate at the School of Continuing Education at the University of Leeds.

Greece

Anita Efstathiou

Email: anitagr@cytanet.com.cy
Phone: 9965 0592 (Cyprus)

Anita Efstathiou first started teaching 7 year olds with Jolly Phonics when she was concerned at their spelling. Impressed at the results she then started teaching it with 5 year olds (all non-native speakers) who again did outstandingly well.

Anita has her own school yet is keen to see all schools in Cyprus and Greece use this teaching, including government schools.

Sara Hutton-Anetopoulos

Email: sara@hutton.gr
Email: info@hutton.gr
Phone: 0030 24210 21441
Travel info: Greece and across Europe

Volos
Sara has been a teacher, teacher trainer, oral examiner and presenter for many years. She has been teaching young learners and adults from absolute beginners to C2 (CEFR) level proficiency, teaching phonics in her language schools for a long time before deciding to adopt Jolly Phonics. "I am now convinced the Jolly Phonics System serves my learners better. I have always fostered a multi-sensory approach to teaching within my schools and JP blends very well with this. Jolly Phonics brings a lot of fun into the classroom and makes edutainment possible by combining entertainment with education. I have witnessed both my teachers and our young learners alike enjoying their lessons a whole lot more since we introduced the JP method." Sara would love to be able to share her experience with others and inspire teachers to make their lessons even more engaging by using Jolly Phonics.

Adelina Arsamakova

Email: adelina.arsamakova@gmail.com
Email: c_school@mail.ru
Phone: +30(699)64-09-108
Travel info: Across Greece, Russia and worldwide.

Athens
Adelina has been teaching English for more than 12 years since graduating from the Department of Foreign Language at Kuban State University, Russia, majoring in English and Modern Greek. She runs three ‘Cool School’ language centres in Krasnodar, having first opened in 2014. Today, they also provide online classes and courses in English and other languages. She still frequently returns to Greece.

Adelina works across all age groups, from preschoolers and primary school students, to secondary school students and even adults. She has been using the Jolly Phonics programme which she is really enthusiastic about, as she can see the results that her students achieve. The method fits teachers who want to build reading and writing skills fairly simply and straightforward, using a wide range of materials that make language acquisition very effective, and has resulted in a positive and rewarding experience for all involved. She has seen remarkable progress in her students, many of which possess incredibly poor reading and writing skills when the first join.

Adelina's purpose is to provide teachers the techniques that make teaching reading easy and enjoyable in a variety of ways, and how to build a foundation for literacy as students grow as readers. She hopes the Jolly Phonics method will continue to help students all over the world.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss

Grenada

Emma Williams

Email: xenise@hotmail.com
Phone: 473 443 6607 or 473 534 0932
Travel info: Grenada

Carriacou
Emma Williams has ten years experience working in Bogles Pre-Primary School in Carriacou and also assists slow learners in secondary school. In 2006 she introduced Jolly Phonics to her school with remarkable results. She travels to the main island of Grenada to demonstrate teaching with Jolly Phonics, and teachers from schools there have visited her classroom to observe her teaching. She says, “It works and it is fun”.

Hong Kong SAR China

Andus Li

Email: jollyfaith@gmail.com
Phone: 852 2788 1866

Andus Li established Jolly Faith Learning Centre in 1998 and since then has been educating young children in Hong Kong and mainland China. Andus holds a first degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Education degree from Baptist University. She had authored a series of text book on phonics currently used by many kindergartens.

Andus is experienced in using phonics in early literacy development with English as the second language. Andus and JFLC regularly conduct workshops for parents and teachers on localised teaching method employing Jolly Phonics and also served the main kindergarten chains in Hong Kong to train in-service teachers. She also participated in local university researches on teaching English in kindergartens.

李影影1998年创立Jolly Faith Learning Centre,致力教育香港及中国幼儿,并提升幼师的教学质素。李女士拥有香港中文大学学士学位及香港浸会大学教育硕士学位,并已出版一系列广为香港幼儿园采用的语音课本。李女士和JFLC定期举办老师及家长工作坊,推介Jolly Phonics和本地化教学法,并向香港主要教育团体提供在职幼师训练及课程设计协助,更参与本地大学的幼儿园英语教学研究工作。

Beverly Sace

Email: bev@booksandbrains.org
Phone: 852 9817 5167
Travel info: Hong Kong, Macau, China, and the rest of Asia
Website: booksandbrains.org

Beverly is a highly sought-after curriculum developer and literacy consultant, who supports teachers and schools in curriculum design, school-wide implementation and classroom teaching in their use of Jolly Phonics. As a teacher trainer, she travels extensively in China and Asia to deliver training sessions for pre-service and in-service teachers across the key stages, from early years to secondary, and increasingly as a speaker in university classrooms. Using Jolly Phonics, she investigated young children's reading and spelling skills for her masters research at the University of York. She has been providing synthetic phonics and other literacy professional development courses since 2010. She is the author of Vocabfonix, which uses Jolly Phonics to teach spelling.

An experienced early years teacher, Beverly runs the online phonics school and consultancy Books and Brains Literacy Services. She personally teaches children with learning difficulties using Jolly Phonics, which has yielded spectacular progress for her students. In addition, she also delivers courses to parents on how to support their children’s reading development at home, thereby increasing support and speeding up reading acquisition.

Beverly is currently retraining to become an educational psychologist and has a special interest in children's literacy development. Jolly Phonics is Beverly’s programme of choice – it works excellently with very young learners, delayed readers, as well as children with special needs. She is known for her very detailed training sessions with every participant walking away enlightened, reflecting her deep knowledge and extensive experience with Jolly Phonics as well as how brains learn to read. Get in touch!

Robin Chan

Email: robinccy@outlook.com
Phone: 852 9820 8237

With more than 20 years of experience in teaching English, Robin (B.Ed., TESOL) has been teaching Jolly Phonics for over 10 years. He has witnessed how effective using synthetic phonics with young children is, and the wonderful results it produces. As a phonics specialist, Robin is currently involved in one-to-one teaching of Jolly Phonics to K-1 & K-3 pupils in Hong Kong.

Robin provides reading assessments for pupils and advice to parents to help develop their child’s literacy. Robin also specializes in teaching English Grammar and writing to children who have mastered phonics skills.

Angela Iu

Email: angela@crisyland.com
Phone: 852 9103 0011
Travel info: Hong Kong and China
Website: crisyland.com

Angela has been teaching English as a Second Language for over 30 years, and teaching children aged 3-14 with Jolly Phonics & Grammar and Jolly Music. She believes that good teachers teach well, but better teachers motivate students to self motivate themselves to learn!

By using the songs from Jolly Phonics and Jolly Music, Angela creates a fun environment for the students. By structuring the classroom so students know what is expected of them, Angela creates disciplined and motivated students.

She is currently holding workshops for both teachers and parents with Jolly Knowledge Association in Hong Kong, helping to implement Jolly Phonics and Jolly Music, and develop teachers' skills. She is eager to help other teachers to learn the joys that teaching with Jolly Series can bring as well as ensuring that, once learnt, those skills are used for their further English Language education.

Gary Yung

Email: gary992@gmail.com
Phone: +(852) 91916734

Hangzhou

Gary Yung has been teaching young children English reading and writing for over 20 years. He is also involved in designing curriulum and teacher training for international kindergartens.His doctoral dissertation focused on the comparison study of English teaching materials in China and Hong Kong. He also holds an M.A. degree in Early Childhood Education from UBC, Canada; an M.S. degree in educational psychology from California State University, USA. He helped establish a number of international kindergartens in China.

Back in 2000, Gary introduced Jolly Phonics to many kindergartens in Hong Kong with impressive results. When Jolly Phonics became popular in Hong Kong, he began to give trainings to a large number of English teachers form different international schools and kindergarten in Hong Kong. More recently he has been involved in promoting Jolly Phonics in China. He has travelled to many cities to give presentations and trainings to teachers from state schools and language training centres.

Gary is active in organising training workshops in Hong Kong and China. He also offers online training in both regions. One of the video clips that he produced can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G42v4-xUoMo&t=14s

Winnie Pang

Email: support@misswinniepang.com
Phone: 852 910 33078
Travel info: Hong Kong, Macau, China or Hanoi

Winnie is an experienced and qualified teacher of English as a foreign language. She has used Jolly Phonics with very young Asian learners and seen excellent results – their literacy develops at a steady pace and they keep returning for more as their confidence grows!

Having worked as the Phonics Coordinator of the British Council Hong Kong, Winnie played a major role in developing and writing their popular Phonics courses.

Winnie is the now the lead trainer of the course ‘Certificate in Phonics Teaching to Young Learners’, and she is happy to see the 8th cohort of this 36-hour course to start at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as the University of Macau in the last quarter of 2022. Winnie has also been providing Phonics training to in-service Primary school teachers for the Hong Kong Education Bureau since 2017. She is always keen to share her passion in teaching reading and writing using Jolly Phonics with teachers and parents alike.

Contact Winnie if you are interested in hosting a practical and interactive Jolly Phonics workshop in Hong Kong, Macau, China or Hanoi.

Hungary

Sam Cartwright

Email: head@englishgarden.hu
Phone: 062 0224 5070

Sam Cartwright is a UK trained primary school teacher. She was introduced to Jolly Phonics during her teaching practice and has been hooked ever since. During the past six years she has taught Jolly Phonics to kindergarten children learning English as a second language with great success.

She is currently the owner of the English Garden Pre-School in Budapest where she is happy to pass on her knowledge and experience through demonstration lessons or training sessions.

India

Shainaz Jussa

Email: shainaz@phonickids.com
Phone: 02228490500
Phone: 91 9892 772 503
Travel info: Across India and internationally
Website: phonickids.com

Mumbai
Shainaz’s goal is to spread the Jolly methodology far and wide to remote corners of the world. In an effort towards this objective, she has conducted Jolly trainings in the villages of Nagaland, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra in India. In her 19 years of a professional career in phonics, Shainaz has trained over 15,000 teachers across the globe, including countries like Cambodia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Oman, Ethiopia, Kenya, UAE and Brunei.

Shainaz has engaged with several state education ministries in India and abroad, including the Ministry of Education in Meghalaya, Nagaland, UT Ladakh, Nepal, Somaliland and Djibouti. Shainaz also undertakes several not-for-profit trainings for teachers at underprivileged schools through multiple national and international NGOs like Akanksha Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, Tibetan Children’s Village Schools and more.

Shainaz started her Jolly Learning journey in two schools in the UK and later when she returned to India, she started her own exclusive phonics centre called ‘Phonickids’. Phonickids focuses on imparting literacy skills and runs courses for children between the age of 3 to 12 years in Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. So far, Phonickids has trained over 20,000 children in Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. With a Masters in Arts, Shainaz is also an accredited Cambridge ESOL Examiner.

Visit her website for further details!

Ritu Bawa

Email: Info@rocknrollwithphonics.com
Email: rocknrollwithphonics@gmail.com
Phone: +91-9650773333
Travel info: India, Asia and the U.K
Website: rocknrollphonics.com

Delhi
Ritu is based in NCR region and also trains internationally. She has been successfully developing children’s reading, writing and literacy skills in her own centre “Rock n Roll with Phonics’ since 2012 and offering consultancy and mentoring services to a number of schools and institutes.

Ritu has been working as a pre-school teacher and a trainer for the past 10 years, in a prestigious chain of pre-schools across India. Additionally, Ritu has been training teachers since 2009 in areas of Synthetic Phonics, developing literacy skills and English as a Second Language. Ritu also embraces the diversity of teaching children with Special Educational Needs and designing an individual educational programme to suit and progress the child. Her ‘hands on‘ approach and dynamic delivery with children means that they are engaged and progressing with the Jolly Phonics multisensory method.

Furthermore, she has trained government and private school teachers, adult groups who aspire to learn and develop spoken and written English skills. Ritu is also a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner. She has worked with SSA in Meghalaya, where she has trained teachers from 500 different schools. She has also trained various teachers and children from renowned schools across India, in rural and urban areas.

Ritu has successfully completed the prestigious Cambridge certified, CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course. She has also Trained teachers from under privileged schools in Bangalore whilst doing her CIDTT (Cambridge International Diploma For Teachers and Trainers Certificate with a distinction in Design of Program). She continues to develop her knowledge and training experiences by participating in global events.

Jigna Dharod

Email: jigsdharod@yahoo.co.in
Phone: 99673 16663
Travel info: All over India and other countries
Website: phonicskingdom.in

Mumbai
Chief Trainer and Director of Phonics Kingdom, Jigna Dharod has done her Bcom from Mithibai College and has been training children and teachers for 20 years. She has attended a number of training courses in Singapore, Australia and London to enhance her knowledge of the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar programme. She is one of the top scorers with an A grade in Jolly Phonics Examination held in Singapore 2012 by the International Centre for Excellence (ICE – Australia) carried out by a long-term Jolly Phonics Trainer, Victoria Carlton.

Jigna has been providing teacher training for Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar in schools as well as group trainings for individuals (teachers, parents and students) across India with more than 2000 teachers achieving excellent results after the training. She also runs a ‘Phonics Club’, which currently caters to more than 500 students per year from her existing 3 centres and Phonics Clubs n various schools. She, amongst parents and teachers has witnessed amazing and rewarding results Jolly Phonics can help deliver. Her vision is to open at least 100 centres for children across India, promoting Jolly Phonics and Grammar even in small cities, towns and villages.

Dr. SV Gomathi

Email: sv_gomathi@rediffmail.com
Phone: 918454044276
Travel info: Across India
Website: edi-foundation.org

Navi Mumbai
Dr. S.V. Gomathi (PhD in Education) is currently working as Education Consultant for private and government schools. She has done pilot studies in various fields which she specialises, like; micro-finance fro Budget Private Schools, Voucher Scheme and Parental Choice, and English Language Programme. She was the first to trial Jolly Phonics in 2003 for ESL children in Hyderabad, India and found the programme helped children achieved outstanding results. This directed her to recommend Jolly Phonics to schools and parents across the country. Her vision is to empower children through quality education with a special emphasis on English, and to provide children access to good quality schools.

She has trained more than 35000 teachers in India and abroad (from 2003 to date) and was the first to trial Jolly Phonics in Delhi government schools through ARK (NGO), later a roll-out in West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya – an Education Ministry of Meghalaya initiative. Her interest to empower government schools and children studying in government schools started paving the way for the Jolly Futures Programme in India. She is one of the very active trainers in India who continues to advocate Jolly Phonics in all primary schools in the country. Her research study shows an incredible result in government schools after the implementation of Jolly Phonics. She has created an awareness in south India where now the districts and states welcome her to implement Jolly Phonics in government schools. She achieves this level of success with the confidence and support of Jolly Learning Ltd. and Mr Chris Jolly. Her recent achievements are pilot studies in selective districts of Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Karnataka, which led to the roll-outs within Tamil Nadu. She will be rolling-out Jolly Phonics in Telangana and Karnataka over the course of the next couple of years.

Dr. S.V. Gomathi believes that one can become a trainer only when they practically implement Jolly Phonics in the classroom, so she continues to teach children form 3.5 years and above. Her classes are held in Navi Mumbai. She restricts the number of children in each intake to deliver quality service and help the children to read and write independently. She also handles one-to-one sessions for children who need special attention. She travels across India providing training, mentoring, and curriculum development for pre-primary to Class 2 in both private and government schools.

Hema Jayant Chandra

Email: word.masti@yahoo.com
Travel info: India
Website: facebook.com/wordmasti/timeline

Mumbai
Teaching Jolly Phonics is challenging, absorbing and invigorating. They are just trying to make sense of those squiggles.

Hema - a passionate educator (MBA) - has taught Jolly Phonics for over 15 years to elementary school children and now provides training to schools in Mumbai.Based in Ghatkopar, Hema founded & directed Word Masti Phonics & Grammar Institute, which has grown into three branches teaching 500 children annually.

Hema is closely associated with a pilot project called Program to Improve Private Preschool Education (PIPE). Through PIPE, she aims to support private schools in improving the quality of affordable pre-primary education for ages 2-6. She is working closely with FSG on this multi year program which is supported by International and Indian Philanthropic Organisations.

She has achieved a distinction with a CID in Teachers and Trainers from University of Cambridge,UK (CIE) and she is TEFL/TESOL certified. Hema also spent two years in the US studying curriculum development and she offers weekend trainings in Jolly Phonics to low-economic districts in Mumbai as well as affluent schools in Mumbai and Kashmir. Her vision is to spread Jolly Phonics in as many schools as possible and make the most fluent readers by implementing Jolly Phonics in fun , interactive and engaging ways with a gamut of Phonics and Grammar Games.

Disha Kawa

Email: dishakawa30@gmail.com
Phone: 91 9321 112 346
Phone: 91 9821 212 346
Travel info: Across India and beyond
Website: phonicsounds.in

Mumbai
Teachers whom I train say that they cannot wait to teach their kids Jolly Phonics and Grammar the very next day. Thanks Jolly!”

Disha has been an educator for 15 years and has previously worked with programmes such as Vocaboom, which was nominated by the British Council for the ELT Innovation Awards. Disha currently runs her own centre for Jolly Phonics and Grammar, creative writing and speech as well as drama, in western Mumbai. As well as teaching off-site, Disha offers workshops for individual teachers, schools and activity centres, as well as parent orientations for schools and Disha has recently been appointed as an Indian Academic Consultant for Trinity College London. She has seen the difference whilst teaching with the Jolly Learning methodology; it is her vision to empower as many as she can about the correct usage of this magical programme.

Disha has volunteered as a special researcher for children with learning disabilities with assessment and remedial centres like Saahas. She has enabled children to grow up into great readers and writers through the multi-sensory methodology of Jolly Phonics and Grammar. Children with a strong foundation in reading and strong spelling skills, eventually develop impressive creative writing and communication skills. Due to all her efforts, Disha has been invited as an educator for ‘Teacher Training Workshops” and curriculum planning for phonics and grammar using the Jolly Learning methodology at various private, international and pre- schools across India, Burma and other parts of the world.

“If children cannot learn the way we teach, then we must teach them in a way they can learn.”

Shalinidevi Ramanathan

Email: phonicspower@gmail.com
Phone: 919 884 088 958
Travel info: Across India and beyond
Website: phonicspower.com

Chennai
Shalini is a passionate teacher and an enterprising woman. She runs 'Phonics Power' - an exclusive learning centre for phonics and grammar. She has been using Jolly Phonics extensively in her classroom since 2012. Phonics Power teaches over 300 children every year through its three branches across Chennai.

Shalini is actively involved in training teachers and has trained 1000+ teachers in Jolly Phonics/Jolly Grammar, whilst she has helped 60+ Primary Schools and Teacher Training Institutes implement Jolly Phonics, serving as the academic consultant and curriculum planner in many of these schools. She also helps them use guided and extensive reading effectively in their classrooms. She attends various workshops, conferences and seminars on teaching literacy in India and abroad.

"Jolly Phonics provides an active learning environment through its simple, step by step, fun-filled approach to teaching literacy and helps many children take a quantum leap in their literacy skills."

Nina Kanjirath

Email: ninakan25@gmail.com
Phone: +91 9986278802
Travel info: India, Thailand, Stockholm, Dubai, Bahrain, Oman and South Africa.

Bangalore
Nina has used Jolly Phonics and Jolly Music extensively to train management, teachers and young children from several international and underprivileged, non-English speaking schools, with the specific intention to develop and create self-learners who can read and write English with deep understanding.

She launched both programmes in her own preschool and childcare centre - Gaia - 10 years ago with excellent results. Nina also trains and coaches schools and staff in setting up systems, curriculum development, planning and assessment based on their needs and vision.

Prity Thakkar

Email: connectinglearners@gmail.com
Phone: 9890553912
Travel info: All across India

Pune
Prity, a Post Graduate in Educational Administration, started her career as a teacher and moved onto becoming the Principal of an IB school. Her centre, Connecting Learners, came into existence in the year 2012 with an aim to help children learn ‘How to Read and Write’ in a fun-filled and stress-free manner. The centre conducts classes for children with Phonic Fun Mania’s Full Phonic Programme and Reader Phonic Programme.

Prity has conducted several workshops on Jolly Phonics for individuals, teachers, pre schools and young mothers many of who are now successfully running their private classes and others who have implemented Jolly Phonics in their school. Prity is willing to conduct training across India.

Rohini Vij

Email: rohini@nutspace.in
Email: rohini@inknuts.in
Phone: 919 793 283 333
Travel info: Willing to travel anywhere
Website: nutspace.in

Kanpur
Rohini is a professional storyteller, educator and teacher trainer. She is also the founder of NutSpace Edtech Pvt. Ltd. and brings with her immense positive experience in implementing Jolly Phonics at NutSpace. She has been using Jolly Phonics successfully for the last few years as part of NutSpace's Phonics Stories Program (run in school and as an after school activity). Rohini has seen phenomenal results in children using the program, with Jolly Phonics at its core, and she feels it is a fantastic way to help lay a strong foundation in children's reading and writing skills. She feels confident about spreading this wonderful concept far and wide so as to help children fall in love with reading, writing and speaking English.

Sarasa Ashok

Email: sarasa@buddingminds.net
Phone: 91 9840391815

Chennai
Sarasa Ashok has her own institution ‘Budding Minds International School’. She has been teaching with Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar for several years, seeing her students become confident readers and writers. Her passion for teaching has led her to do Professional degree in Education as well Masters in Education Management. She also holds the ‘Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers’ Certificate with a distinction in Practice & Assessment of Programmes. She brings her extensive experience of working with children and training parents and teachers since 1996. Her training to teachers, including samples of her student’s work, has been valued by new and established users of the programme.

Rashmi Praveen Purohit

Rashmi Praveen Purohit
Email: rashmipp77@gmail.com
Phone: +919886220650 / +919886275972
Travel info: Across India

Bangalore
Rashmi is a trained and experienced Montessori teacher; she came across Jolly Phonics in the private school for which she is currently working. She holds a Cambridge International Diploma for teachers and trainers. Her ambition is to provide a stress-free learning experience in schools. She has been teaching Jolly Phonics for some years now and is convinced of its effectiveness as proven with the emerging learners. She is based in Bangalore and is willing to travel across India to provide training.

Aarti Shah

Email: ace.queries@hotmail.com
Phone: +91 9819286664
Travel info: Across India and abroad
Website: facebook.com/AcademyforCraftingEducation

Mumbai
Aarti Shah, is the Founder and Director of ‘Academy for Crafting Education’ (ACE: founded 2013). She has 21+ years of experience in the education field teaching at various school as well as volunteering in NGOs. With a Master’s in Education (IEA-Certification), Aarti is also certified in ‘Early Educator’s Professional Development Programme’ from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, USA. She has also completed a writing and rhetoric course (Creative Writing module) from Stanford University USA.

Aarti stumbled upon the synthetic phonic approach in 2008 while researching about literacy skills. She tested the Jolly phonics method for a small Indian community while staying in United States between 2007 -2016. Since returning to India, Aarti’s teacher trainings were featured in Hindustan Times newspaper and the Young Pulse magazine. She has trained teachers in prestigious schools of Birla Edutech, Sanskriti school Pune and JBCN International to name a few.

Aarti added Jolly Music to her teaching portfolio in 2015 and was the first official trainer to introduce Jolly Music programme in India. Aarti also runs her own ACE programmes. She launched Ace The Stage in 2021, a Speech and Drama programme using Jolly Plays as a script resource at her centre.

"I can't believe there's a profession that is so unconditionally associated to what I love. Teaching for me is fun, challenging, absorbing, invigorating, and I couldn't have got it any other way."

Falak Randerian

Email: mylittlechatterboxblr@gmail.com
Phone: +91-9964495522
Travel info: All over India and other countries.

Bangalore
Falak Randerian runs an institute called ‘My Little Chatterbox’, which is based in Bangalore. She was introduced to Jolly Phonics while working with children some years back. She saw results how Jolly Phonics gives children the tools and confidence to read and write effectively. Falak has successfully used Jolly Phonics with children at her centre, where they are treated as individuals and programmes are customised based on the child’s requirement.

She has been using the Jolly Phonics programme with children aged between 3.5-7 years and has achieved amazing results with them. Falak has also trained teachers and schools on Jolly Phonics. Recently, Falak has launched Jolly Grammar at the centre. She is based in Bangalore, but is willing to travel across India for training.

Komal Goenka

Email: komalgoenka05@gmail.com
Phone: 9820868131
Travel info: All of India and abroad
Website: phonicworld.in

Navi Mumbai
Ms. Komal Goenka is the founder of Phonic World, a learning centre that aims at improving children's life through the power of quality education. After being introduced to Jolly Phonics she saw the tremendous transformation in her students' speaking, reading and writing when taught using the right methods of this programme.

Komal is a certified Jolly Phonics and Grammar Trainer, as well as certified Storyteller from Kathalaya, Academy of Storytelling, which is affiliated to the International Storytelling Centre. She is also a life long member of Early Childhood Association, a forum to connect those working with young people to advocate, discuss, learn, share and bring about change in the quality of care, development and learning in early education across India.

Apart from impacting children's lives directly through her programmes for young minds, she also empowers young educators with the right knowledge and skills to promote and teach using Jolly Phonics and Grammar. Her intense Teacher Training Modules continue to help teachers and schools develop more effective ways of engaging and structuring the learning of young people for the better educated India of tomorrow!

Neeti Nagarkar

Email: neeti.nagarkar@yahoo.com
Phone: 9820150447
Phone: 022-24384037
Travel info: Across India
Website: kidsworldeducation.com

Mumbai
Neeti has been using Jolly Phonics with children for over a decade and has seen remarkable improvement in their reading and writing skills. She is amazed to see their pace and ease of learning as they build confidence, correct pronunciation and learn the language as opposed to memorising spellings. She has now started working with children with special needs, and is happy to see their excitement when using Jolly Phonics.

As a trainer, Neeti wants to help as many children as she can benefit from learning English through Jolly Phonics, and so she wants to train more teachers, special educators and mothers to make this happen. She is also planning on working with government schools in the Akola district of Maharashtra State.

Preeti Lodaya

Email: priti2611@gmail.com
Email: starkids123@gmail.com
Phone: +91 98 3377 2946
Travel info: Across India and beyond

Muland (mumbai)
Preeti graduated from Somaiya College and she is a certified holder of Early Childhood Education, working in the education sector for 18 years. Preeti felt saddened to see children struggling in their reading and writing so she decided to use phonic methodology in her teaching. Implementing Jolly Phonics in her classes gave Preeti tremendous results, and her students became excellent readers and creative writers. After seeing the results from using Jolly phonics, Preeti founded the Star Kids Phonetic and Grammar Workshop centre in 2009, which has since given the students a fantastic opportunity to read and write.

Star Kids Phonics and Grammar workshops exclusively teach language skills to students. Every year many of the students are participants of different competitions and exams including Spell Bee, Spell Quest, Maars and English Olympiad. Students have often won medals and reached an international level within these trails.

Pretty has experienced the immense benefit of Jolly Phonics and is eager to spread the word to every corner of the world to help develop literacy skills. Each year she helps more than 250 students learn to read and write. She also organises phonic awareness camps for parents to help their understanding of phonics. Preeti is keen to share her knowledge and experience with other teachers and schools.

Betty O'Connor-Williams

Email: bettswilliams@gmail.com
Email: treasureislandhub@gmail.com
Phone: 919 892 623 348
Travel info: Across India and beyond
Website: phonicland.com

Mumbai
Betty studied in both India and America achieving her BA at Bombay University and received her ECE from Palomar Community College, San Marcos and certification for Train the Trainer by American TESOL before she began to teach early years. She became the lead teacher working with 3 and 4 year olds in Virginia, USA until 2009 and returned to India.

On her return to India, Betty opened her own learning centre called Precious Lil' Ones Preschool, located in Mumbai, whereby an after school programme called Phonicland was introduced; practicing the Jolly Phonics methodology. This programme greatly benefitted children 4-6 years of age, most of them non-native English speakers. These children learned to speak, read, write and spell in English by using Jolly Phonics. Because of this Betty then implemented Jolly Phonics as the curriculum in her preschool. To date, Betty has taught over 600 3 and 4 year olds with Jolly Phonics.

Betty wants more children to benefit from such a successful programme.

"Jolly Phonics is a fun way to teach and a fun way to learn. When children can read, write and spell they have the power to move forward."

Shweta Gupta

Email: twinklingphonics@gmail.com
Email: Shweta_knit1@yahoo.co.in
Phone: +91 96191 53067
Travel info: All over India and abroad
Website: twinklingphonics.com

Navi Mumbai
Shweta Gupta has been teaching in the educational sector for the last 16 years. Initially Shweta was not using Jolly Phonics and was not getting encouraging results in teaching English to the students. After finding Jolly Phonics 12 years ago, Shweta switched her teaching to the Jolly Phonics method and instantly noticed a tremendous improvement and changeover in the reading, spelling and pronunciation within days. She has also successfully used Jolly Phonics for struggling readers.

Shweta is a certified Para Professional for blind and visually impaired people, as well as a lifetime member of the Early Childhood Association and believes that Jolly Phonics and Grammar is key to the grooming young and blooming minds, into confident and competent readers and speakers. This in turn will help them develop ethical values to successfully meet the challenges of this highly competitive world by giving secure understanding of the English language.

Shweta Modi

Email: shwetamodi1207@gmail.com
Phone: 095 4992 2964
Travel info: Rajasthan and anywhere in India
Website: creativemindsacademy.in

Udaipur, Rajasthan
Shweta is a certified TESOL educator, has been certified by Oxford Printing Press for a range of Teacher Training Modules and worked for 4 years at Witty International School, Udaipur. Shweta also runs Creative Minds Academy (CMA) and as founder, Shweta's institute offers various programmes for children's learning as well as training for teachers. Jolly Phonics and Grammar being the core part of both the teaching and training curriculum.

On her journey to impart skills, Shweta discovered Jolly Phonics twelve years ago and found it immensely helpful due to the unconventional techniques and methods, which keep children interested. Shweta's motive as a Jolly Phonics Trainer is to make a difference to her community by cultivating good reading and writing habits in children and to help them excel.

Aarti Gupta

Email: artigupta.gupta@gmail.com
Email: linguavoce@gmail.com
Phone: +919977502747
Travel info: Across India and abroad
Website: facebook.com/linguavoce

Indore
Aarti holds an MBA in HR and Montessori training, a Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education, and qualified CTET (Central Teachers' Eligibility Test). She is currently running her own phonics club "LinGuaVOCE", in the evening teaching purely through Jolly Phonics.

Aarti's journey began 14 years ago as a pre-primary teacher. She remembers the days when she was concerned with how to make the younger students read at an early stage. After coming across Jolly Phonics, she quickly found this to be a wonderful methodology of teaching. By using Jolly Phonics, Aarti found that her students were able to decode unfamiliar words independently. Her students were eager to read more and more words as they began to enjoy reading. This was not expected at this age!

Being a multi-sensory programme, Jolly Phonics caters to the individual styles of learning which Aarti believes that engages the children in a productive way. She has found the synthetic approach of teaching with Jolly Phonics works because a strong foundation of literacy has been laid, and this can be done at a very early stage.

Aarti's aim is to introduce every child to Jolly Phonics and this would not be possible without the support of parents and teachers and everyone who plays a role in the lives of young learners. Get in touch to find out more!

Ruchi Taneja

Email: phonicstime1@gmail.com
Email: ruchitaneja76@yahoo.com
Phone: +91 886 055 4433
Phone: +91 931 224 1039
Travel info: APAC & EMEA
Town: Delhi

Delhi-NCR
Ruchi is a National Strategic Account Manager with a leading Telecom company in India and it was her passion for teaching and coaching children that bought her closer to the Jolly Phonics programme in early 2011. She is now a trained Early Childhood professional and is an Educational Consultant for schools wanting to adopt Jolly Phonics. Taking occasional breaks from the corporate world, she began her teaching career as a guest trainer and teacher in many northern Indian schools, especially those teaching underprivileged children and working with charities. She has supported children with learning disabilities and those with special needs to read and write using Jolly Phonics!

Ruchi is a sought after young generation teacher, imparting learning to vernacular medium children, ESL children and adult expatriates from non-speaking English countries across various institutes across north India.

Sharmila Ravi

Email: sharmilaravi62@gmail.com
Phone: +91 98404 02542
Travel info: India and abroad
Website: phonicspower.com

Chennai
Sharmila Ravi is the co-founder of Phonics Power, an exclusive Jolly Phonics and Grammar learning centre in Chennai. A PG Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Sharmila has 15 years of pre-primary teaching experience. She has been teaching Jolly Phonics and Grammar at her centre since 2013. It was her dream to make the classroom a fun-filled place, where learning happened joyously! Jolly Phonics has helped her achieve that dream, and today hundreds of children walk out of her centres better equipped to read and write in English. She loves to share her teaching experience with others and is available to train schools and individuals in Jolly Phonics and Grammar.

Every pre-primary teacher aspires to make independent and confident readers. Sharmila believes they can reach this goal if they just stride along holding the children's hand on the road laid by Jolly Phonics.

Khyati Shah

Email: khyati.shah125@gmail.com
Phone: +91 9879273999
Travel info: Can travel across India and abroad

Vadodara
Khyati Shah is a graduate in engineering (Electronics) but first experienced the wonders of Jolly Phonics with children when her daughter was in preschool in Malaysia. This immediately sparked her interest and she did extensive studying of the subject to gain a detailed understanding of Jolly Phonics and Grammar. She is the founder of LearnOfun Phonics and LearnOfun Library in Vadodara. Her aim is to promote Jolly Phonics and Grammar, thereby equipping young children with the skills and techniques required to read and write independently and confidently.

Khyati is an avid reader and she founded LearnOfun Library with an objective to provide opportunity to children for a more advantageous use of leisure time through age appropriate books and toys. She has extensive experience working with students if various age groups since 2013 and is associated with a leading preschool in India as a phonics teacher in the evening programme. Khyati has even supported adults who wished to speak and learn English using some of the principals of Jolly Phonics and Grammar, has also conducted phonic awareness workshops for parents, assisted teachers in preschools, and encouraged a more fun, interactive and engaging method of teaching phonics with Jolly Phonics.

Khyati's vision is to spread the awareness of this magical programme and empower educators, teachers, children and parents to correctly use Jolly Phonics and Grammar to make a difference!

Vaishali Patel

Email: vaishalipatel_23@ymail.com
Email: thephonicsnest.indore@yahoo.com
Phone: +919826089895
Travel info: India and Overseas
Website: facebook.com/thephonicsnest

Indore
Founder of 'The Phonics Nest', Vaishali Patel has been teaching through Jolly Phonics and Grammar for several years. She holds a degree in Msc Organisational Behaviour form Birmingham, U.K. and has done a Diploma in Montessori training. She has taught in different schools for many years and aims to spread the ease that Jolly Phonics provides to the children, to put an end to the struggle that comes with rote learning. She has seen how the base of the children is strengthened with the fluency they acquire in reading and with the understanding of different spelling techniques. This made them independent readers before they stepped into their primary years. Making children fluent readers is easy, we just need one right approach! Therefore, nothing shouts louder than Jolly Phonics!

Vaishali's vision is that each child should have a fun filled and interactive roller coaster ride to literacy. She is working on an initiative to start this programme in school meant for poor village girls who cannot afford education, so she can contribute her knowledge as much as she can to these vulnerable children. Vaishali is always available and looks forward to guiding and mentoring not only children, but anyone who is looking for a systematic and engaging approach to teaching.

Hemalatha R

Email: hemaraj28@yahoo.com
Phone: +91 7200011648
Travel info: Within India

Chennai
A post graduate in M.Sc. (Human Development and Family Studies), with 15 years of experience in educating kindergarten in a reputed institution in Chennai India, Hemalatha is currently working as an Early Childhood Educator and conducts Jolly Phonics classes for children.

Additionally, Hemalatha conducts workshops on behalf of large bodies like "Association for Early Childhood Educational Development", which are networked to various schools across the state of Tamil Nadu as well as various educational groups. As a teacher and trainer, Hemalatha has seen how Jolly Phonics facilitates reading, writing and pronunciation for English, compared to the conventional style of learning English. She has also seen great results for non-native language speaking children and slow learners in improving their reading skills.

Hemalatha is looking to impart quality learning to children and teachers to help instil confidence in reading and writing.

Sana Shaikh

Email: sanashaikh2110@yahoo.com
Phone: +91 8080475276
Travel info: Anywhere in India and abroad

Palghar

Sana Shaikh is an experienced educator with a passion for teaching children. She has been teaching since 2011 and have dedicated her career to empowering young minds with knowledge and skills. With a strong background in early childhood care education and a BA in English, she brings a comprehensive understanding of child development and language acquisition to her teaching practice.
One of her greatest joys as an educator is teaching Jolly Phonics and Jolly grammar to children. She believes that this program is a powerful tool that can transform the way children learn to read and write. From the very beginning of her career, she has been introducing Jolly Phonics to her students, witnessing the tremendous growth and success it brings them.
Her ambition extends beyond the four walls of a classroom. She is an avid traveler, always seeking new opportunities to spread the Jolly Phonics program worldwide. It is her firm belief that every child, regardless of their location, should have access to quality education that equips them with the fundamental skills of reading and writing. Through her travels and interactions with diverse cultures, she aims to make this vision a reality using Jolly phonics
In addition to teaching children directly, she is also passionate about teacher training. She understands the importance of equipping educators with effective pedagogical strategies to foster learning and development in students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Through her training sessions, she aims to empower teachers with a diverse range of pedagogies that enhance their instructional practices and create engaging learning experiences for their students.
If you are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic educator who is committed to ensuring every child's literacy success through Jolly Phonics, she would be thrilled to connect with you.
"Let us work together to create a world where every child has the ability to read and write confidently with Jolly phonics."

Ritu (Poonam) Verma

Email: rvphonics@gmail.com
Email: ritu@phonicsmantra.com
Phone: (+91) 8888590072
Phone: (+91) 9765195559
Travel info: India and globally

Pune

Meet Ritu Verma, an exceptional educator and trailblazer in the world of language education. Her journey begins with a stellar qualification lineup featuring the latest achievement, the prestigious Cert TESOL from Trinity College of London. She serves as a resource person for phonics at Cambridge University Press, spreading Jolly Phonics in Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka. Ritu holds an Honours in Zoology, a Post Graduation in Computer Management Diploma, and is a Montessori Trained Teacher.
With an impressive 19+ years of teaching experience, Ritu Verma has become a beacon of knowledge in the field. Her impact extends beyond the classroom, having trained numerous students and teachers. As the visionary behind Phonics Mantra, a literacy centre established in 2014, she has expanded its reach to three branches in Pune and Hyderabad.
Ritu doesn't just teach; she makes sure Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar reaches to maximum teachers and students. Working closely with schools, she successfully integrates Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar into their curriculum, resulting in remarkable outcomes. Her students, who are prepared for Cambridge English proficiency exams, consistently achieve success. The journey is not limited to traditional settings; Ritu has conducted over 90 batches of online teacher training sessions, reaching educators from India and abroad.
Her influence isn't confined to borders; Ritu has collaborated with UAE schools, contributing to the successful implementation of Jolly Phonics. The magic of Jolly Phonics is evident in its ability to cater to diverse learning needs, from special needs children, including those with Dyslexia and Autism, to empowering women through specialised training.
In the challenging times of the pandemic, Ritu's dedication to Jolly Phonics became a lifeline for many teachers. The program not only sustained families but became a source of resilience.
As Ritu aptly puts it, "Jolly Phonics works for every child," encapsulating the essence of her transformative approach to education.

Vrushali Jadhav

Email: thinkfunideas@gmail.com
Phone: +91 98339 81176
Phone: +91 98200 89933
Travel info: Across India and Internationally
Website: thinkfun.co.in

Kalyan, Mumbai
Vrushali's journey with Jolly Phonics began as a mother seeking the best learning methodology for her child, which manifested in self-learning and exploration. In her quest for providing the best, she started to learn and understand the basic of phonics and how language works with young learners. She found the process to be a remarkable 'unlearning' experience. The pursuit of the best turned into an interest and culminated into a passion.

Whilst still discovering, Vrushali saw the plethora of possibilities to unlock by inspiring children to read and write. This inspired her to create a literacy hub, ThinkFun - an exclusive language development centre for children and teachers. ThinkFun has engaged with members of the public for 10 years, with Jolly Phonics and Grammar being the backbone of the language modules taught.

ThinkFun conducts regular Teacher Training programmes across various schools and envisions reaching the pockets in the country where phenomenally transforming programmes like Jolly Phonics are rare. Vrushali has has the privilege of working with many CBSE and International schools, helping fortify their learning strategies. The most rewarding has been her association with Trusts in the emerging and resource-hungry cities, empowering their teacher teams in building literacy enriched classrooms. ThinkFun's language modules ensure that the learning graph with these groups is at par with that of teachers in the more developed metro cities. We also engage in curriculum planning consultancy services for Primary and Early Learning Years

Rebecca Lepcha

Email: beckoffice3@gmail.com
Phone: 91-9885051132
Travel info: Across India and any international opportunities
Website: facebook.com/JOLLY-Phonics-1918727685046555

Secunderabad
Rebecca is a commerce graduate and has worked in multi-national companies before taking up teaching full time. Her teaching experience includes conducting the Mother-Toddler Program (Pre-nursery), Nursery, Reception, PP1, PP2 and Primary Years as well. She is passionate about teaching and compassionate towards children.

Jolly Learning fascinates Rebecca with the well-structured programmes and the wealth of resources they have to offer. In her experience of teaching Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar and Jolly Music, she has witnessed commendable results in children, which is a motivating factor to continue teaching and training.

Rebecca looks forward to hear from you, so she can share her experience and equip you with the knowledge of Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar and Jolly Music which will enable you to teach a child the skill to listen, speak, read, write and comprehend, at an early age. She desires to do her part to fulfil the Jolly Vision and Mission and believes in spreading literacy one child at a time!

"By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others."

Seethalakshmi Shankar

Email: seetha.shankar1992@gmail.com
Phone: 7676692424 / 9663619794
Travel info: All over the world

Bengaluru
A graduate in English Literature and Psychology, a diploma in Early Childhood Education, and practicing a Montessori way of teaching, Seetha also has certification in Story Narration from Kathalaya. Seetha has been a passionate teacher for over 20 years, dealing with children of ages 3 to 8 years and helping them achieve fluency, comprehension and confidence in reading.
Seetha has been using and teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past five years and found this programme has much more of an impact on children's reading and writing abilities. As a Jolly Phonics Professional Trainer, Seetha will be able to support other teachers in how to teach Jolly Phonics in a fun way. She will ensure teachers can use this programme to help children to read and write, these being essential skills and foundation of their learning.

Sadhana T.N

Email: sadhanachyuth@gmail.com
Email: beacon4minds@gmail.com
Phone: + 91 9739011177
Phone: + 91 80 41312005
Travel info: Across India and Abroad
Website: beacon4minds.com

Bengaluru
An educationist, academic and career counsellor, Sadhana is the founder-director of Harmony KidZ-becon4minds.

With a Master's Degree in Computer Applications and International Diploma in Psychology Counselling, she has work experience from the IT industry as a Technical Writer, international schools as a parent volunteer, and locals schools as an educational consultant and trainer. She conducts workshops on Smart Parenting, Jolly Phonics, Handwriting and Personality profiling to help institutions, parents and children make smarter choices for accelerated growth. She has also set up a school-wide Handwriting framework in renowned schools in Bengaluru.

Her goal is to empower people in the field of literacy, talent assessment and learning methodologies. She has been teaching Jolly Phonics for 6 years and has trained children, government school teachers (through an NGO), private schools, and aspirant entrepreneurs in Jolly Phonics. She has worked with special children with dyslexia and ADHD and has been able to successfully teach reading using Jolly Phonics methodologies. She believes that Jolly Phonics and Grammar is a gift to all those who wish to learn English systematically, regardless of their age and background, because of its structural approach that encompasses every aspect of reading, writing and language development.

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Anagha Bahulikar

Email: anagha_sb@hotmail.com
Phone: 9860088808
Travel info: Pan India and Abroad
Website: kidsworldeducation.com

Pune
Anagha, a post-graduate in science with strong research background (3 papers published in International Journal) has been teaching Jolly Phonics for over six years to teachers and children. She started teaching to perceive her vision to make a ‘Fun Filled Education for Better Tomorrow’. She has extensive exposure to guide a wide spectrum of teachers who are associated with schools from backgrounds ranging from high profile students to economically weaker sections, and all in-between. The vast experience she holds to deploy the teaching across this spectrum reflects how the strength of the methodology can be applied in various domains. Furthermore, exposure to bilingual schools has shown an excellent acceptance and deployment of the methodology with ease. Anagha is also actively associated with senior trainers to deploy adoption programs across Pan India.

Anagha, along with Neeti, runs Kids World Education Consultants. She has trained over 500 teachers over the last three years. Working with kids is a special passion which Anagha holds and she runs special engagements with students in her vicinity. The importance and joy of learning a new language can be best known when you see children from a vernacular medium around you learn a new way to read and express their thoughts in English. Jolly Phonics methodology has proved to be a key transformation agent which has reflected this change.

Sangeeta Gopalani (Juhi)

Email: thephoneticworld@gmail.com
Email: sangeetagopalani03@gmail.com
Phone: +91-9909437081
Travel info: Across India

Surat

Ms. Sangeeta is an educator by profession and is the founder of ‘The Phonetic World’. She has done her graduation in Pharmacy and post graduation in Psychology. She has also done a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

She has been accredited as the Jolly Phonics Trainer in Nov 2019. She has conducted many online and offline workshops and trained more than 100 teachers till now.

She confidently claims that the Jolly phonics program works wonders with little ones as it empowers them with skills instead of the conventional way of rote learning. When a child is able to decode and encode the words through these skills, it gives them a sense of accomplishment which ultimately motivates them for reading and writing.

In her tenure of teaching Jolly phonics, she has seen amazing results in children. It is a boon for students who struggle due to learning disability or any other reasons.

Her goal is to be an instrument in spreading the reach of this program to maximum children and help them develop a love for reading and become efficient readers.

Hansa Jain

Email: hansajn78@gmail.com
Phone: 91-8949145455
Phone: 91-9643220619
Travel info: Across Rajasthan and North India.

Jaipur, Rajasthan
Ms Hansa Jain is a passionate early childhood educator and phonics instructor of over 7 years. She is currently working as Principal/Coordinator in a renowned Pre-School (Bachpan) in Jaipur, as well as being the founder of Phonics World Inistitute. She has also adopted the Jolly Phonics programme completely in her school curriculum for last few years and hundreds of students have benefited from it. She regularly imparts trainings to educators, parents & students of educational colleges across Rajasthan. Additionally, she has voluntarily conducted trainings and workshops with various NGO’s, including a recent one with Abhiyan Bharat Foundation, Jaipur, who work with marginalised children.

Hansa strongly believes that Jolly Phonics and Grammar is the best and most comprehensive literacy programme for teaching reading, writing and spelling to children in a fun and interactive way. Her mission and vision is to spread Jolly Phonics and Grammar across Rajasthan, making the programme accessible for all children.

Sonia Patil

Email: sharma.sonia1@gmail.com
Email: soundsnstories1@gmail.com
Phone: 7387297770
Travel info: Across India

Pune, Maharashtra
Sonia is a graduate in Biotechnology and Chemistry and postgraduate in Computer Management. After completing post-graduation she trained in phonics teaching whilst working, eventually leaving her industry to complete a Bachelor in Education degree and start working in a Montessori school. She has now been trained in the Montessori method for children aged 3 to 6 years, as well as earning a certificate in Storytelling.

Introduced to Jolly Phonics in 2013, she has used the programme with her classes and undertaken online training. Although results seen in children were brilliant from her Montessori training, she has found the children enjoy Jolly Phonics much more - they love the actions, songs and stories and are excited to come to class every day - and has seen instant results; she has seen her 5 year olds reading long words with diagraphs and combinations independently. Additionally, she has taught children with learning disabilities using Jolly Phonics and is proud with the great improvement in their letter recognition, sounds and reading abilities.

Alongside her teaching, Sonia works as a volunteer teacher for the schools for underprivileged children in the rural parts of India. Here, she looks forward to gifting the underprivileged children with the joy of Jolly Phonics and helping them also become independent readers and creative writers.

Dipti Tekchandani

Email: diptidn@gmail.com
Phone: +91 7575077951
Travel info: Across India and internationally

Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Dipti is a Fine Arts Graduate (Gold Medalist) with a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism & Mass Cummunications, Masters in English Literature and Bachelor of Education. She has been teaching for fifteen years, and ten of those with Jolly Phonics, teaching children, teachers and parents at both her own school, Word's Worth, and at other private organisations.

Her passion for Jolly Phonics and the miraculous results with which she observed in the children is what motivated her to open her own classes.Using the programmes extensively, she finds that children love to come and enjoy learning the most enjoyable method to read, write and speak English. They are not only able to read fluently, but their confidence levels raise too. She also finds it wonderful how much more receptive children with special needs are compared to other methods of learning, responding excellently to the actions, visuals and sounds.

Dipti is happy to offer her experience and knowledge of Jolly Phonics to children, individuals, parents and organisations to help them get the most out of the programme.

Bhavika Manghwani

Email: soniajetwani@gmail.com
Email: bhavikamanghwani2018@gmail.com
Phone: 9823489777
Travel info: Across India and Internationally

Mumbai, Maharashtra
Bhavika has completed a Bachelor's in Business Administration, a Bachelor's in Education and a Masters in English Literature. She has been an educator for 15 years and has previously worked in some of the best schools across India. She has been successfully running her own institute, Ace Kids Phonics, and has taught hundreds of children as well as conducting training workshops with teachers and parents. She firmly believes that Jolly Phonics is the most fun, interactive, efficient and inclusive method for teaching reading and writing as well as spelling and grammar that every child deserves.

Bhavika is passionate to share her knowledge and experience with others globally so that teachers and parents can realise how much they can benefit from using Jolly Phonics. She would like to show everyone that it is possible for any teacher to take advantage of this programme and make a real difference.

Pallavi Chandra

Email: chandra.pallavi1@gmail.com
Phone: 9839250202
Travel info: India and abroad

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Ms Pallavi has over 12 years of experience in a preschool following a Masters in Economics. Currently, she is a Territory Head of Early Childhood Association, UP, working with preschools to help them find better techniques for teaching having visited many other preschools across India, Japan, Bali and Singapore. Alongside this, she is working with NLK Group of Schools as a trainer. She is proud that her leadership has led to multiple awards given to her schools.

Pallavi has been using the Jolly Phonics programme in her school since 2013 and has seen tremendous results in the children. She has conducted many workshops for teachers - training them to implement the programme at her school - and parents, and now her dream is to connect more and more educators to use Jolly Phonics for struggling readers.

Malaika Ribeiro

Email: sparkleacademy2010@gmail.com
Travel info: Across India and internationally
Website: sparkleacademyteacherstraining.in

Vasai, Maharashtra
Malaika, Double MA, Med and a Gold Medalist from Mumbai University, is a passionate educator with over 20 years of experience in teaching children and adults of all age groups. Having taught and trained hundred of children and teachers across India, she strongly believes in providing affordable and quality education and in grooming the citizens of tomorrow in all forms of education.

Malaika has undertaken many professional development courses in Jolly Phonics herself, and has held several senior positions in schools and colleges. She is Managing Director of Sparkle Academy Preschool and Activity Centre and is a Founding Director of Divine Santo Nino International School, an NGO for the upliftment of education to the poor and economically backward class children.

“I consider and treat each child as an individual and ensure that the child is provided a structured learning program as per their individual ability."

Ruchika Chalana

Email: ruchalana@gmail.com
Phone: +91 9409115106
Phone: +91 9099961392
Travel info: Across India and abroad

Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Ruchika is a Curriculum Instructional Leader in People United for Education and also a freelance consultant for education service providers, having completed an Early Childhood Care Education course from S.C.E.R.T. Delhi. She has been in the teaching sector for the past 16 years and 8 of those with Jolly Phonics. After introducing Jolly Phonics to her students, she saw a tremendous transformation in their reading and writing skills, helping them become more confident, fluent and expressive in English language.

Ruchika has also run many workshops and training for individuals, teachers, parents and schools to make them aware about the Jolly Phonics programme and always gets a positive response as they seek to implement it. Furthermore, their enactment and execution motivates her to her goal of teaching every child with this phenomenal programme.

Ruchika believes that it should be a right of every child on this earth to be taught through this programme to excel in their reading, writing, pronunciation and comprehensive skills.

Muskaan Nihalani

Email: muskaan.nihalani@acekids.in
Phone: +91-9823773000
Travel info: Across India and abroad
Website: acekids.in

Ulhasnagar, Thane
Muskaan holds a degree in computer engineering and specialises in software skills. Even when she was pursuing her job as an engineer, she always made time to nurture her passion for teaching by training SSC and HSC students. Her first stint with Jolly Phonics was when my son was going through speech difficulties. Due to the astonishing results, she decided to start a dedicated centre in her town way back in 2010.

At present, she is running two centres by the name of Ace Kids, having successfully trained over 2000 kids and over 100 teachers. Her students have shown a considerable amount of improvement academically once equipped with the concepts of Jolly Phonics & Grammar. She also conducts workshops in various schools and institutes.

Because Muskaan believes in the goals of Jolly Phonics, she transmits the same dedication and commitment to training others, ensuring trainees are equally committed when they teach with a thorough knowledge of the Jolly Phonics programme, making optimum use of Jolly Phonics materials and leveraging the advantages.

Kannika Devi

Email: p.kannikadevi@gmail.com
Email: wonderphonics@gmail.com
Phone: 9500306669 / 9566830039
Travel info: Across India & Overseas

Salem, Tamil Nadu
Kannika is a passionate teacher and a founder of 'Wonder Phonics', an after school learning studio exclusive for teaching Jolly Phonics & Grammar. Her intense passion for teaching children comes from the feeling of fulfilment she had when first teaching her son, and knowing that she was able to make a difference with him was really incredible.

Holding a bachelor's degree in English & Costume Designing. Kannika has worked as a teacher in leading CBSE schools & IB school over 9 years, and has been teaching Jolly Phonics & Grammar for the past 5 years; something she credits behind an enormous transformation in the students in their reading and writing skills. She is also particularly happy in helping children with learning difficulties.

She truly believes in 'learning and sharing knowledge' which inspired her to circulate her knowledge of Jolly Phonics through Jolly Futures India, a programme which helps to develop the education for rural sector.

Her journey of teaching Jolly Phonics & Grammar led her to achieve 'South India Women Achievers Award' for the category an 'Outstanding Educator'. She is happy to spread joyful learning to many schools, teachers, parents & students.

Hiran Bagadia

Email: hiranshah@gmail.com
Email: balajieduserve@gmail.com
Phone: 9964632999
Phone: 7567674919
Travel info: Anywhere in India and abroad

Vadodara, Gujarat
Ms. Hiran Bagadia is an avid Educator, Teacher Trainer and Director of Balaji Eduserve, an institute to empower, enlighten and encourage children, teachers and parents. She is also the Territory Head of Early Childhood Association, Vadodara Chapter, and is working towards achieving her Doctorate in Education with specialisation in literacy.

With more than one and half decades of experience in teaching children in Early Years, she was introduced to Jolly Phonics in 2005 and was so in love with the programme that she introduced the programme in the schools that she worked for in Mumbai and Bangalore. She now teaches children with spelling and reading difficulties and has achieved success.

As a trainer, it is her dream to reach out to as many children as possible to learn English in a multi sensory way, and is therefore determined to introduce and train as many parents and teachers in Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. She has an experience of presenting workshops regionally and nationally for groups large and small.

Varsha Devnani

Email: phonicworldujjain@gmail.com
Email: monavarshadevnani88@gmail.com
Phone: +918989218555
Phone: +917869060009
Travel info: Throughout India and abroad

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
With a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Mumbai, Varsha has been running her own academy, Phonic World Ujjain since 2011. She uses Jolly Phonics and Grammar extensively to enhance the reading, writing and early literacy skills of the children.

Furthermore, as a literacy teacher she also uses Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar for children with special educational needs. Varsha has witnessed amazing, positive results with the students while implementing the program. She believes that Jolly Phonics is the most effective program to teach literacy skills, and is passionate about sharing her love for phonics with teachers, students and parents.

Over the last decade, Varsha has completed dozens of training programs from a who’s who of literacy experts to constantly self-improve. Varsha particularly enjoys empowering women at her workplace, working closely with struggling readers and supporting children with dyslexia.

Asha Devi N

Email: earlydaysteaching@gmail.com
Email: ashaIoke@rediffmail.com
Phone: 918088896174
Travel info: Across India and abroad

Bangalore, Karnataka
Asha (BA, B.Ed. Hons, specialised in Guidance and Counselling ) is a qualified Nursery teacher and Montessori trained. She has experience of 18 years as a pre-primary Educator and has been teaching Jolly Phonics for over 7 years for children, teachers, entrepreneurs, mothers and schools. She is the founder of Early Days Teaching and Consultancy.

Early Days runs Jolly Phonics classes for over 500 children annually in and around Bangalore. She conducts workshops and training for school across South India and has trained over 5,000 Teachers.

Asha currently works as a fulltime teacher trainer and freelance resource for various schools and Early Education centres in South India. She also undertakes not-for-profit works through NGO’s by training teachers from underprivileged schools.

Leena Nancy A

Email: jollyleenanancy@gmail.com
Phone: 9886557268
Travel info: Across India and internationally

Bangalore, Karnataka
Leena is a passionate educator with a special interest in Early Childhood Education. She is a trained and certified Nursery Teacher and has been teaching Jolly Phonics since 2010 to elementary school children.

During her five-year stint at an International NGO, she worked closely with first generation learners, which deep-rooted her confidence in the Jolly Phonics program. She is one of the Founding Directors of Kiddie Galaxy Preschool, and has also been training teachers on Early Childhood Education since 2016 as part of the Nursery Teachers Training Program.

Leena is a keen learner and continues to attend many professional development courses which enhances and brings about creativity in her training. Her vision is to spread Jolly Phonics to as many students as possible and make them fluent readers.

Srabani Panigrahi (Meera)

Email: contactdigiphonics@gmail.com
Phone: +917276900018
Travel info: Anywhere in India
Website: digi-phonics.com

Pune, Maharashtra
Srabani, a B.Tech graduate with an MBA Degree, is the co-founder of Digiphonics - and literacy centre to make learning fun for children and teachers - alongside another Jolly Trainer, Sonia Patil. Together, they have taught over 500 children and trained more than 100 teachers.

Working at a Montessori school for multiple years uncovered Srabani's passion for teaching, leading her to complete a Bachelor in Education Degree. In the 5 years since, she has seen a drastic improvement in children aged 3-10 using the Jolly Phonics programme, including those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

"Teaching is my passion and this wonderful method of learning has made me fall in love with it. Everyone knows what phonics is but I think it is very important to know how systematically you can implement it through fun activities. I believe in making learning fun and creating memories so that children remember it forever."

Harsha Pradeep Bhanushali

Email: brainwaveseducation18@gmail.com
Email: harshabhanushali9211@gmail.com
Phone: +91 8692 000 419
Travel info: Across India

Navi Mumbai
Harsha Bhanushali worked as a process trainer in India for an international organization when she came across Phonics. At that time she was on a sabbatical which she had taken to coach her son on reading and writing. It was around that time that she came across Jolly Phonics. When she applied the Jolly Phonics methodology, it made a huge and positive impact on her son’s progress. She thus took a deep dive and began to learn more about this unique methodology. Since then, she has fostered other children, including those with learning impairments. Through the Jolly Phonics approach, she has been able to successfully help both, native as well as non-native children to read and write independently.

Harsha currently conducts Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar classes in Navi Mumbai at multiple centres. She also manages Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar as an after school activity in an International school in Navi Mumbai. As well as this, she organizes a training workshop for teachers.

She believes that teaching goes beyond imparting knowledge and it is this belief that fosters bright students for a good future. She plans to draw upon her instincts as a mother and put that compassion into her teaching.

"I thoroughly enjoy teaching Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar and aim to spread this program as much as possible. If you want to help children read and write independently I recommend Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar.”

Pradeepa Thinakaran

Email: pradeethina@gmail.com
Email: zingphonics@gmail.com
Phone: 8056413344
Phone: 7010229493
Travel info: Across India and Overseas
Website: zingacademy.in

Tamil Nadu
Pradeepa Thinakaran, a postgraduate in Communication Engineering, is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher who started her career teaching college students. She is the founder of Zing Phonics Academy, a versatile activity and knowledge centre that enhances the linguistic skills of the children. She holds certifications in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TESOL/TEFL) and Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL).

She has extensive experience in teaching Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar to hundreds of children aged 3 – 10 years and has accomplished astounding results. She has gainfully used Jolly Phonics to help many students overcome their difficulties in reading and writing English. She also believes that learning becomes memorable in a child centred approach.

As a Jolly Phonics trainer, it is her endeavour to give the rural children of Tamil Nadu, an effective learning experience to empower them with a strong foundation of reading and writing skills through the multi-sensory approach of Jolly Phonics programme. Pradeepa is now eager to pass on her experience and knowledge of Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar to teachers and parents.

Harshala Jadhav

Email: harshala.jadhav@yahoo.com
Phone: +91 8007988677
Travel info: Across India and internationally
Website: facebook.com/PhonicsMagicWorld

Pune
Harshala Jadhav, who holds a Diploma in Electronics Engineering, first started teaching with Jolly Phonics in 2015. After developing a multi-sensory environment - and having studied Montessori methods at The Association Montessori Internationale in India - she saw a wonderful response with accelerated development in her children's reading and writing skills.

She is the Centre Head of a renowned pre-school in Pune, as well as starting her own institute in 2015, the Navadisha Education Society. She has conducted many teacher training courses, enabling them to implement the programme in their schools. Additionally, she is the founder of Phonics Magic World, an after school literacy centre for teaching children using the Jolly Phonics and Grammar programme. Her goal is to reach to as many school teachers as possible and train them with Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar.

Harshala: "I am one of the craziest fans of Jolly Phonics as I have seen remarkable improvement in children after implementing it. I strongly believe that it is the most structured systematic synthetic phonics programme available. It is child-centred and multi-sensory, helping children to enjoy the learning process and progress from simple to complex."

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

Naina Jenifer Sequeira

Email: nainajsequeira@gmail.com
Phone: 9448858911
Travel info: Across India and abroad

Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Naina Sequeira is a professionally trained teacher with a Graduation in Education, a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education, Certification in Integrated Teaching with Story Telling from Kathalaya, Teacher Support Programme for Young Learners English from The British Council, Teaching Knowledge Test from Cambridge ESOL Examination, and an Introductory Cambridge Primary English Course from Cambridge Assessment International Education.

She has 20 years of experience in Education playing different roles as a Primary Teacher, Section Coordinator, Headmistress, School Activities Organizer, Online Teacher, and a Resource Person. She has been working closely with children for the past six years using the Jolly Phonics methodology in teaching Language and Literacy. She is passionate in teaching young learners and believes that Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar is truly one of the best gifts one could give to a child. She has seen her students grow in confidence using the multisensory approach and who are further eager to improve their learning skills. Naina has been training and coaching teaching staff of schools and is willing to support the schools in India and abroad. She is looking forward to sharing her expertise and knowledge with individuals and institutions to help make the language programme effective in schools.

Aparna Jayaraman

Email: jollyjuniors2@gmail.com
Phone: +91 9092414123
Travel info: Across India and abroad
Website: kidsphoniccs.in

Chennai

Aparna Jayaraman is a self-motivated, passionate educator, who holds a Masters in Arts and Diploma in Psychology. She is a keen learner and continues to develop her knowledge and training experiences by attending many professional development courses in Jolly Phonics. She has been teaching exclusively Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar at her own learning centre, Kids Phonics, since 2016. She also runs Jolly Juniors Play School, where she introduces Jolly English to Pre KG children.

Over 1000+ teachers of both private and govt schools across Southern India have been trained by her in Jolly Phonics this year. She also visits private schools; shares her experiences and guides to implement Jolly Phonics.

She has seen that children love Jolly Phonics and it not only gives them literacy skills but also improves their pronunciation as well as their confidence in all areas of English. She looks forward to guiding and mentoring not only children but anyone who is passionate in teaching.

Mrs. R. Shyamal

Email: rshyamal8008@gmail.com
Phone: 6305 025 658
Travel info: Across India and Abroad
Website: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100075949315802

Hyderabad, Telangana

Mrs Shyamal is a passionate teacher. She runs 'Unique Phonics Academy ', an exclusive learning centre for Jolly Phonics and Grammar.With over 14 years of experience in teaching kindergarten students, she has trained more than 1000 teachers and has taught 3000+ students with Jolly Phonics. Her experience using Jolly Phonics in her classroom has been overwhelmingly positive, as she witnessed remarkable progress in her student's reading and writing skills. Her primary goal is to support and equip other educators with the knowledge and resources needed to effectively implement the Jolly Phonics Program in their own classrooms. She aims to empower educators to create engaging and effective learning experience that foster a love for literacy and language development in their students worldwide.

Indonesia

Dina Restuani

Email: kawakibian@gmail.com
Email: direstuani@gmail.com
Phone: +62 0217436848
Phone: +62 818878458
Travel info: Australia and South East Asia

Tangerang Selatan
Dina Restuani has spent her whole career as a Kindergarten teacher across many International Schools in Indonesia. Such experiences led her to build and run her own Kindergarten in Tangerang Selatan called Kawakibi School and it has proven to be a fast and well-known learning space for young children. The success in using the Jolly Phonics programme for the children is one of the reasons for her fantastic growth.

She has been teaching Jolly Phonics for years and has witnessed that the success of the programme is not only seen from the children who are confident in reading and writing, but also from the parents. They often give feedback of how they find happiness in playing letters and sounds with their preschoolers, and how much the programme has helped them.

Dina truly believes that success is also helping parents to learn about the programme, in order to best help their children. Subsequently, she has conducted many training sessions with teachers as well as parents in Jakarta and Tangerang for the last 3 years. She wants to help all teachers and parents to become more confident in creating independent readers and writers with the most fun and effective way.

Khushbu Porwal

Email: porwal.khushbu@gmail.com
Phone: 02165300706/08
Travel info: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, India, and other South East Asia countries.
Website: phonicsessentials.com

Khushbu is an Early Childhood Educator and MOE Registered Instructor in Singapore, as well as the Founder of Phonics Essentials. She has 14+ years of rich experience in teaching English/phonics education to teachers, parents and speech & occupational therapists across South Asia; particularly Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and India. She has presented her work at an event on Teaching Phonics to children with Special Needs, which was attended by thousands of teachers and parents across the world. Currently, she is supporting various NGOs and schools in using the Jolly Phonics and Grammar programme.

She is considered to be the key contributor to teaching Synthetic Phonics in various schools in Singapore and Indonesia. During her initial years in teaching, she realised that most children, irrespective of urban or rural backgrounds, had difficulty reading English, leading to milestone delays in their academics. Her quest for an effective reading program that has a simple, systematic and fun-filled approach to learning led to Jolly Phonics – a child-centered and multisensory reading and writing program for English literacy. Hence, she strongly believes that anyone, regardless of age or background, should be given the opportunity to learn to read.

Iran

Leila Farokhbakht

Email: leilafarokhbakht@gmail.com
Phone: +989 36904 5592 or +9891 623 88829
Travel info: Iran

Leila, based in Iran, has seen the amazing impact that Jolly Phonics has had on improving her students’s literacy skills. The level of joy, interest and motivation shown by her students has overwhelmed her. Leila genuinely wants to introduce Jolly Phonics to other teachers and make them aware of the amazing influence that the programme can bring to their teaching. She believes that every single child deserves to benefit from the best kind of teaching. Leila has completed research into the effect of using multi-sensory based phonics on young EFL learners' English literacy and motivation. The results of this study showed that the experimental group (using Jolly Phonics) outperformed the control group (who didn't use Jolly Phonics) on both the reading and spelling tests, as well as showing a higher motivation in early English reading skills. To sum up, children learn better through play and fun, carefully-developed games, materials and activities in using the Jolly Phonics programme.

Susan Darby

Email: suelab2012@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: 0912 237 5565

Mrs. Susan Darby a British teacher who first introduced Jolly Phonics to Iran in 1995. She has taught and installed Jolly Phonics in numerous Kindergartens & educational establishments with phenomenal success. Two years ago she opened her own educational establishment ''Susan's English Institute'' in the North of Tehran. Workshops are now available for private teachers or Educational establishments.

Iraq

Nasrin Marbena

Email: Galjin@live.com
Phone: +9647508766968

Duhok
Nasrin has been teaching for 9 years, demonstrating excellence as a classroom practitioner and serving as a positive role model to establish herself as an important member of staff within her school.

She has worked closely with a range of professionals across the school, using the Jolly Phonics programme with different age groups and seeing its outstanding results from her students. She strongly believes education is empowering and strives to ensure that her students develop a love of learning and gain the skills necessary to become independent readers and writers long term.

She believes Jolly Phonics to be the most effective and efficient way to teach reading and writing skills to children, continuing to use it over the last 4 years in English schools in Iraq. She recommends it for any English teachers around the world as the best way to teach children by making learning lots of fun: incorporating games, activities and songs, her students enjoy and grasp lessons better. "I just love the way the parents and students respond to this method of teaching as it results in great feedback."

Nasrin is very proud to be a part of this organisation and continues to spread phonics from 100s to 1000s of students.

Diego Zaffaroni

Email: globalphonics2020@gmail.com
Email: diego.zaffaroni@gmail.com
Phone: +964 7517988456
Travel info: Iraq and Kurdistan region
Website: facebook.com/IntTeacherTraining

Diego Zaffaroni is an international educator and consultant. He is qualified to teach in the UK and Italy; he worked for five years as a Bilingual Education School Coordinator, a project supported jointly by the British Council and the Italian Ministry of Education. Diego has experienced leadership roles at an innovative Cambridge school in Milan and an IB World School in Kurdistan, Iraq and was actively involved in the development of projects in International Education and English Language Teaching in the Middle East and Europe. He was Dean of Academics and PYP Coordinator at a newly established IB school in Mumbai which is part of a well-known group of schools across India. His training and consultancy experience has developed over ten years across three continents.

He is studying to earn an MA Education from Durham University.

Diego has seen better and better results with Jolly Phonics over the years he and his fellow teachers have used it; Jolly Phonics has been a key element in making sure that no child is left behind. Diego’s strong interest in working with teachers and school leaders let him grow as a teacher trainer and consultant, focusing on literacy and multilingual education, creativity, and the development of teachers and leaders’ key strengths.

Top Strengths*: Developer – Restorative – Learner – Individualisation – Empathy – Achiever.

*As indicated from Gallup Clifton Strengths Assessment

Kazhin Mahsoem

Email: kazhin.mabdullatif@gmail.com
Phone: 009647504197900
Travel info: Europe and Middle East
Kurdistan / Duhok
I have successfully completed my B.A. degree in English Language. Over the past ten years, I have enjoyed working with young learners as a homeroom teacher in an IB school in Duhok. I am passionate about education, and how education can really change lives and society. I started using Jolly Phonics in 2016 and noticed excellent results in students' reading and writing skills as well as their pronunciation and comprehension of texts. I can’t describe in words how happy and lucky I am to teach my English classes with Jolly Phonics. It is a fantastic, fun and engaging way to teach. Before Jolly Phonics I felt something was missing, but now the students have the necessary tools to read and write in English. It is truly one of the best gifts that I have been given as an educator. I would like to share my experience with others so that they can benefit from and to ensure that no child is left behind.

Ireland

Maria Collins

Email: aistearmariac@gmail.com
Phone: 00 353 877 437140

Maria Collins first met Jolly Phonics when she saw “Tricky Word Wall Flowers” in an educational supplies shop! Having over 30 years experience with Junior Classes she appreciates how children learn so quickly with Jolly Phonics. They are soon amazing their parents with early reading and writing ability. The road to success is fun, interactive and enjoyable for all. She makes extensive use of the materials, including teaching with Jolly Grammar. Maria is one of the online facilitators with the Jolly Phonics online training course.

Italy

Elisabetta Mohwinckel

Email: betta@lalberodimomo.com
Phone: 0039 347 2481093
Travel info: Across Italy
Website: lalberodimomo.com

Como
Elisabetta is highly experienced in working with children of different ages in private and public schools. She opened and managed three bilingual nursery schools for 10 years. She started her own Language Academy in 1998, counting now over 200 students from the age of three. After attending the British Council training programme, she has been nominated Supervisor for the BEI (Bilingual Education Italy) project at the school where she teaches. She has been using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar with spectacular results for the last four years, and she has gathered that English Phonics awareness is a milestone in teaching English to young learners. She will be pleased to teach Jolly Phonics to teachers and parents all around Italy.

Diego Zaffaroni

Email: globalphonics2020@gmail.com
Email: diego.zaffaroni@gmail.com
Travel info: All across Italy
Website: facebook.com/IntTeacherTraining

Milan
Diego Zaffaroni is an international educator and consultant. He is qualified to teach in the UK and Italy; he worked for five years as a Bilingual Education School Coordinator, a project supported jointly by the British Council and the Italian Ministry of Education. Diego has experienced leadership roles at an innovative Cambridge school in Milan and an IB World School in Kurdistan, Iraq and was actively involved in the development of projects in International Education and English Language Teaching in the Middle East and Europe. He was Dean of Academics and PYP Coordinator at a newly established IB school in Mumbai which is part of a well-known group of schools across India. His training and consultancy experience has developed over ten years across three continents.

He is studying to earn an MA Education from Durham University.

Diego has seen better and better results with Jolly Phonics over the years he and his fellow teachers have used it; Jolly Phonics has been a key element in making sure that no child is left behind. Diego’s strong interest in working with teachers and school leaders let him grow as a teacher trainer and consultant, focusing on literacy and multilingual education, creativity, and the development of teachers and leaders’ key strengths.

Top Strengths*: Developer – Restorative – Learner – Individualisation – Empathy – Achiever.

*As indicated from Gallup Clifton Strengths Assessment

Alison Smith, PhD

Email: alison.smith@funlab.it
Phone: 3296211649
Travel info: Italy

Milan
Alison Smith is a passionate educator who is motivated in promoting bilingual education using phonics as a backbone in developing language skills. Alison began her career as a researcher in Microbiology until she discovered her love of teaching children. This passion has developed over the last eight years, resulting in the formation of a highly successful English school in downtown Milan. Since 2012, Alison has worked not only as a teacher, but as the director of the FunLab English school and has developed the class curriculum for children ages 3 to 13. With the success of the language school, Alison has come to understand the importance of training and is dedicated to spreading her experience. Trainees will be followed for one year with monthly newsletters and access to content in order to enrich their teaching experience using Jolly Phonics in a bilingual classroom.

Martina Torri

Email: martina.jollytrainer@gmail.com
Phone: +39 331 986 7061
Travel info: All around Italy
Website: lalberodimomo.it

Como, Lombardy Region
Martina has a wealth of experience teaching English as a second language to young learners. During her years of teaching she has always taught with the Jolly Phonics method in the Italian context.

The results she has seen over the years have been amazing, especially considering the fact that the children she teaches are not English native speakers. The children create a good relationship with the language due to the way the programme is taught. The children are so engaged and learn to read and write in a foreign language form the age of six years old.

Martina cannot wait to spread the Jolly Phonics method to you all!

Hannah Stibbe

Email: hannah@inglesiamobyhannah.com
Travel info: Milan and surrounding areas, and online
Website: linktr.ee/inglesiamobyhannah

Milan
Hannah Stibbe is a passionate and qualified ESL educator, originating from the UK where she gained a degree in French and Italian (University of Leicester) and a Trinity CertTESOL qualification before moving to Italy in 2006. Over the years she has specialised in bilingualism in young learners, teaching English in nursery schools, kindergartens and primary schools. Since discovering Jolly Phonics, Hannah has taught hundreds of Italian children to read and write successfully. She set up and managed a no-profit organisation which provided Jolly Phonics courses to kindergarten and primary schools across Milan for several years.

Hannah completed her PGCE (University of Cumbria) in 2021 for which she researched the role of synthetic phonics in early literacy and carried out a small- scale research project on the use of L1 in L2 classrooms. This research gave her extensive background knowledge on the topic of synthetic phonics.

She is head of the English department in a primary school in Milan where she introduced Jolly Phonics and contributed to designing the school’s primary English curriculum, which combines Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar with the Cambridge Primary English as a Second Language curriculum. She also teaches adult ESL learners, specialising in diction and speaking skills and runs a speaking club that holds various English-speaking events in Milan.

Hannah is keen to share her knowledge of synthetic phonics and pass her experience using the Jolly Phonics programme on to other teachers to give them a better understanding of it and how to implement it in their classrooms. Hannah can also be found on Instagram (@inglesiamobyhannah), sharing mini-lessons on British English language and culture, pronunciation and snippets of her daily life!

Walter Gonzalez Cortes

Email: walter.gonzalezcortes@jollycentre.org
Phone: 3486936816
Travel info: Italy
Website: jollycentre.org

Sardegna, Italy
Walter, a seasoned international speaker, collaborates with education inspectors, universities globally, and local authorities. Qualified as a teacher in Argentina and Italy, he began his career in Spain, excelling in Sardinia.

Utilising the Jolly Phonics method, Walter achieved remarkable progress in teaching English, drawing admiration from teachers and local authorities for incorporating "Synthetic Phonics" as a reading methodology. Cambridge recognises him as an authorised person for exam preparation in Sardinia, providing consistent support. Walter, now a trainer teacher and literacy consultant, shares his extensive experiences with schools and universities worldwide.

Japan

Kayoko Yamashita

Email: info@kayokoyamashita.com
Phone: Skype: kayoko.yamashita.jp
Travel info: All of Japan, and other countries with sufficient notice
Website: kayokoyamashita.com

Kayoko is a qualified primary, secondary school teacher in Japan, and has worked in schools in Japan and England. She graduated from The University of Nottingham with an MA in Special Needs Education. She has worked with children who need additional support to acquire English or with special needs in schools. As Jolly Phonics is accessible to a wide range of children, Kayoko has seen that it boosts their self-esteem, giving them the confidence to read, write, listen and speak English. She firmly believes Jolly Phonics programme will provide a secure and inspiring foundation for children to learn English in Japan. She visits Japan several times a year, giving training across the country. She has also written Jolly Phonics Books in Japanese.

子どもたちが自分の力で英語を読み書きしていく姿を見て、ジョリーフォニックスの系統だったプログラムの力に日々すばらしさを感じています。日本の小学校で通常の学級と特別支援学級で担任をし、渡英。イギリスの現地の小学校で勤務し、2004年にジョリーフォニックスに出会いました。ノッティンガム大学で特別支援修士号を取得。子どもたちの「できた!わかった!楽しい!」という笑顔をモットーに、2013年から日本でジョリーフォニックス総合トレーニング、公立小学校での児童への指導・教員研修、発達障害のある子どもたちへの支援を行っています。「はじめてのジョリーフォニックス」「はじめてのジョリーフォニックス2」(東京書籍)監訳、「ワーキングメモリと英語入門多感覚を用いたシンセティック・フォニックスの提案」(北大路書房)共著、「DVDジョリーフォニックスで初めてのシンセティック・フォニックス授業」(ジャパンライム)、「目指せ!英語のユニバーサルデザイン授業」(学研)や「小学校外国語アクティビティ50」(明治図書)、雑誌、論文などに寄稿。

April McBride

Email: april-louise@live.com
Travel info: Japan and other countries in region with sufficient notice

Tokyo
April McBride originates from the UK, is the Director of an International Preschool in Tokyo and has lived in Japan since 2001. April specialises in teaching young learners, both native and non-native English speakers and also has years of experience supporting older children who are struggling with reading and writing. She finds the Jolly Phonics programme to be fantastic at engaging young learners and also for helping Japanese students with correct spelling and pronunciation. April works mainly with International Schools training their teachers with bespoke workshops and seminars but also enjoys running sessions for parents. As a mother of two bilingual sons she understands the difficulties and joys of developing literacy skills in bilingual learners.

Georgette Keolanui-Wilson

Email: georgette@wilsonsensei.com
Phone: 090 2218 5961
Travel info: All of Japan / U.S. Military Installations within the Pacific Region
Website: wilsonsensei.com

Tokyo
Georgette has been an English Language Educator in Japan for over 15 years. Since using the Jolly Phonics program her students have gained the necessary skills to help them become successful readers and writers of English. She would love to help you and your students build a strong phonetics program by using Jolly Phonics.

Alex Conley

Email: learnwithphonics@gmail.com
Travel info: Japan and other countries in the region with sufficient notice

Tokyo

Alex Conley is from California, USA and has been teaching English and consulting for kindergartens and language schools in Japan since May 2011. He has been using Jolly Phonics and Grammar on a daily basis for the last nine years because the fun and multi-sensory approach, is the most efficient and effective way of teaching students to read, write and spell. He hopes to share his experiences and knowledge with students, parents and other teachers throughout Japan.

アレックス・コンリーはアメリカのカリフォルニア州出身で、2011年5月に日本に来てからずっと英語を教えています。授業では9年前からジョリーフォニックスやジョリーグラマーを取り入れてます。楽しみながら多くの感覚を刺激する事が、読み・書きを教える最も効率的で効果的な方法だと考えているからです。今までの経験や知識を生徒達やご両親、そして先生方に日本で広めていきたいと思っています。

トレーニングは英語で行いますが、配布資料には適宜、日本語を併記いたします。お問い合わせは英語・日本語どちらでも大丈夫です。

David Watkins

Email: yamatalkenglish@gmail.com
Travel info: Japan (and other countries in the region with notice)
Website: yamatalk-english.com

Tokyo
David is originally from the UK but has been living and working in Japan since 2001, teaching in both private and public schools. In 2013, David set up Yamatalk English School to focus on teaching younger learners. David began to teach with Jolly Phonics in 2014, seeing outstanding results from his students. He finds Jolly Phonics to be a wonderful way not only to teach children literacy, but to also unlock their enthusiasm and motivation for studying English.

David would like to share his experiences with Jolly Phonics as a means to teach literacy, not just with other teachers, but with parents looking to get involved in their children's English learning.

子どもたちの読み書き力を向上できるように、先生方だけでなく、保護者の方とも一緒にジョリーフォニックスを学んでいけたら嬉しいです。トレーニングは英語で行いますが、配布資料には適宜、日本語を併記いたします。お問い合わせは英語・日本語どちらでも大丈夫です。

Shino Abe

Email: shinois@outlook.jp
Phone: +81 (0)46852 1920
Travel info: All across Japan
Website: yokosukagakuin.ac.jp/primary/YGES/YGES_top.html

Yokohama, Kanagawa
Shino has been working for Yokosuka Gakuin Elementary School in Kanazawa since 2006. She has seen the impact of Jolly Phonics and the outstanding results that their students have achieved learning English with the Jolly Phonics programme. Shino firmly believes that Jolly Phonics is the best solution for learning to read, write and speak in English, so would love to share her experiences with other teachers, so they too can make a difference to their students and schools.

小学校でジョリーフォニックスを使って指導していますが、ジョリーフォニックスを習った子どもたちの変化に、一番驚いたのは我々教員でした。ジョリーフォニックスは日本の子どもたちに必要な指導法です。小学校現場での実践を共有しながら、このプログラムを多くの先生方と一緒に学んでいくことができたら幸いです。トレーニングは日本語で行います。

Yoko Matsumoto

Email: yokoanne@jolly-eng.com
Travel info: Throughout Japan
Town: Hyogo-prefecture
Website: jolly-eng.com

Hyogo-prefecture
Yoko is a qualified primary, junior high and high school teacher. She has taught phonetics at universities and has been teaching using synthetic phonics for more than forty years at a private elementary school in Japan. She found the Jolly Phonics multi-sensory method effective for little children to learn to read, write and speak English. She has found that using Jolly Phonics, particularly in combination with Jolly Music, has a great effect on her students’ English abilities.

Jolly Phonicsは多感覚を使って英語の音と文字の関係を学習していきます。子どもの負担が少なく、本当に楽しんで英語が読めて書けるように工夫された教材で、Native Speakerと同じように発音できるようにもなります。長年小学校で教鞭をとってまいりましたが、これほど優れたメソッドに出会ったことは初めてです。子ども達の力をどこまでも伸ばしていける教材を用いて、日本の英語教育をもっともっと素晴らしいものにできるお手伝いをさせていただければ嬉しく思います。

Yoko looks forward to helping you and your young learners develop and grow as the only trainer of both Jolly Phonics and Jolly Music in Japan!

Take a look here to find Yoko’s Jolly Music profile.

Gail Zobrist

Email: jollyphonicshk@gmail.com

Gail Zobrist is a native English speaker from the United Kingdom and has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Bahrain and Singapore. She is now living and working in Japan, up in the North, near Hachimantai. She has taught English as a second language level 5 TEFL and has been a Jolly Phonics professional trainer since 2000. Gail has completed a Montessori Teacher Training Course, has a certificate in SEN and a Bachelor of Arts in Early Years childhood studies. She is available for online training or tutoring and is willing to travel to provide training sessions in the region.

Makiko Takahashi

Email: makine358@gmail.com
Travel info: Tokyo and online training
Website: js-phonics.org

Tokyo
Makiko has been teaching Jolly Phonics at elementary schools in Koganei, Tokyo, as a member of a volunteer group since 2015. She became a teacher at Jolly Phonics Eigo no Oto to Moji Gakushu Labo, a tutoring school in Koganei, Tokyo in 2016. She has been teaching Jolly Phonics to children at her private English school, Takahashi English since 2016.

The children became very confident and satisfied with their skills, decoding unknown words and sentences in English by learning the letter-sound correspondences taught in Jolly Phonics. She emphasises the importance of following the methods of the Jolly Phonics correctly to help children improve their reading and writing skills.

2015年から東京都小金井市の小学校で英語活動ボランティアに携わり、2016年から「Jolly Phonics 英語の音と文字の学習Labo」などでJolly Phonicsの指導講師をしております。Jolly Phonicsで音と文字の対応を学んだ子ども達は、自信を持ち、楽しみながら、自ら英語の言葉や文章を読み解くようになっていきます。Jolly Phonicsの手法を忠実に行うことの大切さを共有し、子ども達の英語の読み書きの力を向上させることに役立ちたいと思っております。指導は日本語で行います。

Atsuko Maruyama (Maru)

Email: atsukomaruyama@somnium.co.jp
Email: jss@somnium.co.jp
Travel info: Japan, surrounding regions with sufficient notice
Website: jollyss.com
Tokyo
Atsuko Maruyama has been teaching English in Japan since founding her English school, I's English School, in Tokyo in 2007. She teaches English to students 2 years old and up, and uses Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar and Jolly Music on a daily basis in her lessons with excellent results. Atsuko also teaches English to children with dyslexia and other developmental and learning difficulties and has found the synthetic phonics approach that Jolly Phonics is based on is exactly the type of support her students need. Additionally, she co-founded Jolly Study Square, an official distributor of Jolly Learning materials, in 2015 and has experience trying all the materials in the Jolly Phonics and Grammar lines. Through her many years of teaching experience, she can show you how to bring Jolly Phonics to life with children of all ages and abilities.
You can visit the Jolly Study Square Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JollyStudySquare/

丸山敦子(Maru)は10年間に渡る米国在住の後、2007年に東京にてあいずイングリッシュスクールを設立、2歳児〜大人までの幅広い年齢を対象にした英語教育に携わっています。自身のスクールにおいてジョリーフォニックス・グラマー・ミュージックを指導しており、その指導法に精通し成果をだしています。同時に、発達障害・学習障害を持つ子ども達を対象に英語指導もしており、ジョリーフォニックスの有効性を強く感じています。長年にわたる子ども達の指導経験により、それぞれの年齢や特性に応じてジョリーフォニックスの効果的な導入方法をお伝えすることができます。又、ジョリーフォニックス教材の公式ディストリビューターとしてJolly Study Squareを2015年に設立。教材販売を行っていることから全てのジョリー教材に精通し、どのような教材が皆様にとってベストかアドバイスすることができます。

Jolly Study Squareフェイスブック:https://www.facebook.com/JollyStudySquare/

Rieko Izumi

Email: puffins.english@gmail.com
Travel info: All across Japan and online training
Town: Takamatsu, Kagawa
Website: puffins-english.jimdofree.com

Takamatsu, Kagawa

I have been teaching English in Japan since 2003 after obtaining a bachelor's degree from Osaka University of Foreign Studies and acquiring a teaching license for high school and junior high school. Before I started to teach Jolly Phonics in 2016, I used to be a high school teacher, and I have come to realize that the key to effective learning in the introductory phase of English language acquisition lies in careful reading and writing instruction. Jolly Phonics is the most suitable method because it is designed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to children, including those who face difficulties in reading and writing.

In my class, there have been remarkable achievements, such as elementary school students successfully tackling high school entrance exam reading comprehension passages. Additionally, a student with dyslexia has overcome the challenges of reading and writing difficulties and passed the Eiken exam. Despite not being in an English-speaking environment, children are acquiring reading and writing skills joyfully, expanding their horizons, and confidently pursuing the possibilities of their dreams.

My goal is to spread Jolly Phonics-based reading and writing instruction for children throughout Japan, aiming to enhance the overall English proficiency across the country.



Jordan

Hanan Helmi Nassar

Email: Hnnnssr@live.com
Email: Hanan.nassar13@gmail.com
Phone: 00962 780343403
Website: hanan-jollytrainer.com

Hanan Helmi Nassar completed her education as a language teacher and holds a BA in Special Education, an MBA in Education and completed her Master of Arts in Secondary Education through Acacia University with honors. She has great passion for Jolly Phonics and volunteers to support schools, teachers, and children with unique situations; for example, children in Ghaza Strip in Palestine who are under siege who showed remarkable results in reading within 8 weeks!

Hanan trained with Saudi Ministry of Education whereby she was introduced to Jolly Phonics. She has taught with Jolly Phonics for over 14 years in while also supervising other teachers using the programme, and has been a certified Jolly Trainer giving training in Jolly Phonics for over 14 years in Jeddah, Riyadh, Khobr, Dammam, Taif, Jordan, Bahrain, and Oman. She trained around 1,000 teachers and more than 49 schools.

With her extensive background in education 25 years of experience, Hanan is also a certified trainer for a range of organizations and divides her time between Jordan and Saudi Arabia to offer her services and Jolly Phonics training to others.

She is a school principal in Amman, continues to train for Jolly phonics, and she will start her “Children Learning Center” to teach Jolly Phonics!

Dina Qbeiwi

Email: dinaqbeiwi@hotmail.com
Phone: +962 796 360 088
Travel info: Any safe-to-travel areas

Dina Qbeiwi is a pre-school and Kindergarten teacher with over 10 years of experience, teaching English to children from Arabia, English and other backgrounds. She is a strong believer in Jolly Phonics for she has used the programme with different age groups and has witnessed its outstanding results from her students, as well as deep satisfaction from their parents.

Dina is keen to share her successful journey of the Jolly Phonics programme and pass her experience on to other teachers to give them a better understanding of the programme's approach and how to best apply it in their classrooms.

Imke Herold

Email: Imkeherold@gmail.com
Phone: 0031683597052
Travel info: Across Europe and Jordan

Imke Herold is originally Dutch but lived and taught in Amman for over 20 years between 1995 and 2017, and has held Head of KG and Primary positions in several schools. She was introduced to Jolly Phonics whilst teaching at IAA and has since been a strong advocate, having seen the excellent results achieved due to the programme. She has conducted many workshops for teachers and parents, and relishes the opportunity to enthuse others and share her passion.

She has returned to the Netherlands but continues to travel between her home country and Jordan to provide training.

Kenya

Sian Summers Issa

Email: sian@educationmatters.co.ke
Phone: +254 (0) 789 458 443
Travel info: East Africa
Website: educationmatters.co.ke

Sian Summers Issa is an Early Years Professional, Teacher and the Founder and Director of Education Matters East Africa. Education Matters East Africa is an educational consultancy focusing on teachers’ on-going professional development; believing that investing in teachers contributes towards positive, sustainable change for education in East Africa. Empowering teachers and giving them the tools relevant to their context encourages improved classroom delivery, effective teaching and consequentially improves the outcomes for children.

With over 14 years of experience working in nurseries, pre-schools and primary schools in the UK and East Africa, Sian is particularly passionate about developing early reading skills. She believes Jolly Phonics is the most successful program enabling children to quickly become confident readers in English and Kiswahili. Based in coastal Kenya, Sian has been using the programme for over 7 years in both private and government schools. She is an experienced trainer and is excited to share Jolly Phonics with those ready to put the fun back into reading.

Find Education Matters East Africa on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/educationmattersea/

Sian now manages a team of Jolly Trainers who are available to deliver training.
From top left to right of the photo: Bilal, Irene, Mwanasha, Judith, Terezia, Regina and Nelly.
From bottom left to right of the photo: Maureen, Jackline, Dorcas, Sian and Celestine

Diana Johnson

Email: diana.johnson@gmail.com
Phone: +254 745 720 362
Travel info: Kenya and South Africa; for other parts of Africa please enquire.

Diana has her B.Ed and has been working in the Foundation Phase for six years. During this time she has teaching Jolly Phonics, four of which have been in Bangkok, Thailand where she was teaching expatriate children and second language learners. Diana moved to Cape Town, South Africa in 2016 and taught 5 and 6 year old girls using the Jolly Phonics methodology. She saw fantastic improvements in language learning, as well as children learning to read and write from a very young age and enjoying the process.

Diana is now based in Kenya, and would love to share her passion for teaching Jolly Phonics with other teachers in and around Kenya and South Africa. She feels that Jolly Phonics is the key to improving the literacy rates in the country and is excited to be here to help anyone willing to learn!

Munira Adamjee

Email: zahramedina052@gmail.com

Nairobi
Munira Adamjee qualified in the UK and is headmistress of Nairobi International School in Nairobi. She is an active teacher and she personally teaches with Jolly Phonics. She has ensured that the programme is used thoroughly, so the results with the children have been phenomenal.

Nishma Shah

Email: nishshah12@gmail.com
Phone: +254700617836

Nairobi
Nishma Shah is a qualified Montessori and British Curriculum teacher with over a decade of experience in teaching. She has taught using Jolly Phonics ever since she got introduced to it around 7 years ago and has never looked back. She has seen it as a reliable method to teach children how to read and write, producing remarkable results. It is a fun way of teaching and she has carried out numerous training's in different schools over the years for both teachers and parents. She would highly recommend the Jolly Phonics method to all kindergartens world wide.

Kuwait

Zsofia Victor

Email: zsofiavictor@yahoo.com
Phone: 667 40637

Zsofia Victor owns and is principal of the Learning Steps Montessori Nursery. She has seen how Jolly Phonics, with its multisensory way, compliments the Montessori teaching. She is an enthusiastic user of Jolly Phonics having seen wonderful results with 3-5 year olds using it. She has given training on Jolly Phonics to teachers and presentation to parents in Kuwait for some time.

Farah Jassim Al Khawajah

Email: Teacher.faro7a@gmail.com
Email: Teacher_farah@live.com
Phone: +0096594955998
Travel info: Anywhere

Farah Jassim Al Khawajah graduated from Kuwait University with a Bachelor’s Degree in teaching English to young children. Since then, she has taught in government schools, private sectors and has also volunteered to teach children with disabilities, children in hospitals and children who aren't able to pay for or receive a proper education. She believes that every child is entitled to an education.

Farah has used Jolly Phonics for 8 years and has seen amazing results. Her goal is to help simplify teaching English for young children and make it a fun and memorable experience for all teachers.

Lebanon

Rula Safar and Guylaine Haber

Email: rulasafar@gmail.com
Email: guylainehaber@hotmail.com
Phone: +961 3 409 128 or +961 3 361 917
Travel info: Lebanon and Middle East

Rula has been teaching kindergarten for 16 years, 6 of which in a bilingual school and 10 of which in a trilingual one. She has a BA degree in English language and a teaching diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from the American University of Beirut (AUB). “It was a great experience to work with Jolly Phonics. The motivation and excitement it brought helped make learning fun. To me, teaching makes sense now.”

Rula is amazed by what the program can lead to when tackled attentively with the appropriate adjustments to cater to a particular context. Guylaine has been teaching kindergarten for 18 years in Jesus and Mary School, Lebanon and has been using Jolly Phonics for 2 years.” My experience in teaching Jolly Phonics in a trilingual school for non-native speakers was a very successful and motivating one. I was impressed of my students’ performance in reading and writing. Jolly Phonics made learning fun, simple and pleasant. Due to the excellent results I achieved with my young learners, I would be more than happy to share my thoughts and ideas with other teachers.”

Sona Badoyan

Email: sona-badoyan@hotmail.com
Phone: 96 1707 68741

Beirut
Sona has over 12 years of experience teaching in the world of Kindergarten. Having previously taught with other methods, Sona has seen greater achievements from the children, and a real enjoyment of learning since she began using Jolly Phonics at the Nazarene School 5 years ago.

Allegra Tabary

Email: tabaryallegra@gmail.com
Phone: +9613148627
Travel info: Anywhere there is a need.

Mansourieh, El-Metn
Allegra is a qualified English Language teacher with a certified Teaching Diploma and holding a Bachelor of English Literature. She has been teaching for 8 years and Jolly Phonics has accompanied her since day one of her teaching career.

Allegra has seen astonishing results in students' progress in reading and writing. With Jolly Phonics, kids can read after two months from the starting date! Along with their academics, the kids build their self-confidence in reading and moreover they try to read words they haven't even seen before. In addition to that, the Jolly Phonics programme empowers students to learn in a fun and multi-sensory way, which reaches every child. Allegra has even noticed how it helps to increase their English vocabulary. The parents have even noticed the amazing results which makes Allegra feel blessed to see this kind of progress for the kids in Lebanon.

Jolly Phonics has made learning fun and fast-paced. Allegra would be more than happy to share this programme with other teachers, parents, schools and even the government.

Libya

Mohammad Khayrullah

Email: radwankerallah17@gmail.com
Phone: 0943765448 (Whatsapp)
Travel info: All across Libya and Abroad
Website: facebook.com/people/Jolly-Phonics-Libya-جولي-فونكس-ليبيا/100071674159825

Tripoli
Mohammad Khayrullah is a highly experienced English teacher who has been passionate about teaching synthetic phonics since the beginning of his career. With five years of experience as a Jolly Phonics teacher and two years as a phonics trainer for other teachers, Mohammad has been successful in raising awareness about phonics in Libya. He has organized and held Jolly Phonics training events for over 800 teachers across Libya since he began training teachers in phonics in 2021. He has also helped many schools incorporate Jolly Phonics as a permanent part of their system by providing them with teacher training and consultation.

Mohammad is also the founder of Rusul Almarefa Co. (RAC), a highly respected training center with multiple branches across Tripoli that specializes in teaching Jolly Phonics. The center has amassed thousands of students since its establishment and currently has over 600 active students across its branches who study exclusively Jolly Phonics.

Malawi

Mphatso Rejoice Sapulani

Email: msapulani@gmail.com
Phone: +265 999360518
Travel info: Malawi and abroad

Mphatso has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Malawi. As an Early Year’s teacher, she has been using Jolly Phonics for more than six years and has seen remarkable, amazing, quick and encouraging results. Mphatso has seen children of Malawian, Chinese and Indian origin learn how to read English in a space of eight weeks. She recommends it as a vital resource for teaching English Literacy to children who are learning English as their second language.

Malaysia

Creena Alison Wong

Email: creenawong@gmail.com
Phone: 60 16 840 9055
Travel info: South East Asia and abroad

Kota Kinabalu
Creena Alison Wong has a Master’s in Education and is a Synthetic Phonics Professional Trainer. She specialises in Early Literacy and is an Educational Advisor. Creena has been teaching since 1992. She implemented Jolly Phonics as part of her literacy programme in 2004. She travels to the UK yearly to meet the authors and publisher of Jolly Phonics and to get updates on current research as well as the latest Materials and resources available in the market.

She saw children who had concerned her become confident readers and enthusiastic learners. She currently runs two Nurseries and a Kindergarten in Sabah. And has successfully trained and guided others intending to operate pre-schools and language centres. She presented Jolly Phonics-Malaysia in the 24th MELTA International Conference.

During the 2015 Jolly Learning Confrence in the UK, she presented her work in Jolly Phonics Pilot schools in Malaysia as well as her assistance to District Education Heads in the Linus Programmes in Malaysia.

Elaine Marcia Wong

Email: wongmarcia@gmail.com
Phone: 60 10 221 9422
Travel info: Kuala Lumpur, across Malaysia and abroad

Petaling Jaya
Elaine Marcia Wong is an experienced pre-school teacher and home tutor, who has been teaching children to read and write with Jolly Phonics since 2006. She has also given talks to parents and schools, spreading the word about Jolly Phonics.

She firmly believes in the programme as she has found it to be not only highly effective, but also lots of fun, and she is convinced that Jolly Phonics can work for everyone. She is looking forward to motivating parents and teachers to effectively help their children to read and write. She can travel across Malaysia, and abroad.

Renu Rajain

Email: reenarajain@gmail.com
Phone: +60176349407
Travel info: Malaysia, India and internationally
Website: letslearnphonics.com

Kuala Lumpur

Renu is a dedicated and passionate English teacher with rich teaching experience since 2008. Her international journey has exposed her to diverse students, both children, and adults, from multicultural backgrounds and various ethnicities at renowned international schools in Malaysia and Indonesia. With a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood from the United States, Renu brings a solid educational foundation to her teaching endeavors.

Witnessing her students' remarkable transformation into confident and joyful English speakers has brought immense fulfillment to Renu. Motivated by her passion for teaching, she has established her center, Let's Learn Phonics, where she conducts engaging Jolly Phonics classes. Renu's commitment to making a positive impact extends beyond her center, as she actively volunteers at government schools, working to bridge the educational gaps faced by children with limited resources.

With a focus on fun and innovative teaching methods, Renu aspires to provide unwavering support and guidance to children, making their learning experience truly enjoyable. As an advocate of the Jolly Phonics approach, she is determined to empower young learners, helping them discover the joy and effectiveness of learning the Jolly way. Renu's dedication to creating a positive and nurturing environment shines through as she endeavors to play a significant role in shaping the bright futures of her students.

Blanche Kieser

Email: blanchekieser@gmail.com
Email: contactmsbees@gmail.com
Phone: +60 13 543 7097
Travel info: South East Asia

Setia Alam, Shah Alam (Malaysia)

I have an extensive background in working with children for the past 20 years, within various contexts, including Teaching and developing Educational Support Programs. I am qualified with a BA in Youth Ministry and a PGCE in Early Childhood Development and Primary Education and am passionate about closing the educational gap in the early years of reading and writing skills. I have worked with children in rural communities of Eswatini and South Africa and taught at International Schools in both Eswatini and Malaysia. I was first exposed to Jolly Phonics in 2020 and instantly knew that this Curriculum would be a game-changer for children learning to read and write from a young age as well as those for whom English is not their first language. I love the full-body approach that Jolly Phonics takes to engage children, making phonics fun and exciting instead of daunting. I could see from the very first few weeks how the systematic approach of letter ordering allowed children to read quickly and so in turn built their self-confidence fast. I am a firm believer that confidence-building is crucial in setting children up for success in their reading and writing journey.

I believe this program is much needed around the globe and that it is highly effective in achieving the goals set out. Children need an easy, fun way to learn phonics and grammar, that allows them to succeed and build on their abilities and their confidence, setting them up for a bright future.

As a Trainer, I hope to inspire a vision for how children can easily learn to read and write, and ignite a passion to make it fun and accessible for all children. I hope to empower teachers and parents to carry out this program effectively, so that it reaches as many children as possible, by breaking down the systematic approach and through modelling the key aspects of each step.

Every child deserves to be successful in these foundational skills that will set them up with confidence and success for the future.

Khushbu Porwal

Email: porwal.khushbu@gmail.com
Phone: +60 129115334
Travel info: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, and other South East Asia countries.
Website: phonicsessentials.com

Khushbu is an Early Childhood Educator and MOE Registered Instructor in Singapore, as well as the Founder of Phonics Essentials. She has 14+ years of rich experience in teaching English/phonics education to teachers, parents and speech & occupational therapists across South Asia; particularly Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and India. She has presented her work at an event on Teaching Phonics to children with Special Needs, which was attended by thousands of teachers and parents across the world. Currently, she is supporting various NGOs and schools in using the Jolly Phonics and Grammar programme.

She is considered to be the key contributor to teaching Synthetic Phonics in various schools in Singapore and Indonesia. During her initial years in teaching, she realised that most children, irrespective of urban or rural backgrounds, had difficulty reading English, leading to milestone delays in their academics. Her quest for an effective reading program that has a simple, systematic and fun-filled approach to learning led to Jolly Phonics – a child-centered and multisensory reading and writing program for English literacy. Hence, she strongly believes that anyone, regardless of age or background, should be given the opportunity to learn to read.

Mauritius

Danielle Zelin

Email: mdodile@hotmail.com
Phone: +23057992611
Travel info: Throughout Mauritius and the surrounding countries
Website: facebook.com/LSKLearning

Albion, Black River District
Danielle is from Mauritius and a qualified Early Childhood Educator and certified TESOL teacher. With 20+ years of a rich and fulfilling teaching career; she has experienced teaching a variety of multicultural environments with different educational roles and with varied age groups, both in Mauritius and abroad in Latvia, South Africa, the Maldives and Dubai.

Danielle discovered Jolly Phonics in 2009 and adopted the methodology since. She has used it in classroom settings, in small groups of ESL learners and on an individual basis. She is now running her own little 'after school English sessions' from home in Mauritius. Most of her learners are French speakers and Jolly Phonics has proven to be the perfect match for those students. Following the methodology as advised, she has seen all her students smoothly gathering their letter sounds and happily blending and segmenting words, step by step.

After all the years of working with Jolly Phonics as her primary teaching tool, she now wants to share her experiences, knowledge, methodology and useful strategies. Above all, Danielle wants to inspire and support other teachers to being Jolly Phonics to children around the world; making reading and writing English a jolly, fun and colourful process!

Mexico

Valeria Alvarez

Email: valeria_alvarez@hotmail.com
Phone: +521 (449) 111 2948
Travel info: Throughout Mexico, Latin America and Abroad

Aguascalientes
Valeria has over 15 years teaching experience and a masters degree in education. When she first learned about jolly phonics she absolutely fell in love with it and became a fervent and enthusiastic Jolly Phonics follower and user ever since. She tried the program in difficult social contexts in public schools in Mexico and was amazed with the results. She believes that the program works wonders with all children. She has 10 years of experience designing and giving teacher training in the minister of education of the state of Aguascalientes.

Pilar Muguira Casanova

Email: pilarmuguira@gmail.com
Phone: 044 554 11 441 730
Travel info: Mexico City

Mexico City
Pilar has been teaching kindergarten for the past 7 years at International schools in Mexico City. She has a degree in communications and another one in preschool education. She has experience in the fine and gross motor skills as well as on learning through inquiry, teaching for learning and in constructivist educational approaches.

She loves Jolly Phonics because of its multisensory approach that helps include all the children with their multiple intelligences (visual, kinesthetic, auditory, etc.) and helps them succeed in their reading and writing processes. She loves teaching and find her students´ success very satisfying. She is willing to travel around Mexico to give training during school holidays and weekends.

Elizabeth Ruiz Burton Brown

Email: betabel0119@hotmail.com
Phone: 044 553 888 5271
Travel info: Mexico

Mexico City
Beth is a Psychologist and Pre –School Educator. She has been working since 2005 as a preschool teacher at a bi-cultural and inquiry-based teaching school in Mexico City. She had seen the results of Jolly Phonics in another school in Brazil before she started implementing it herself. She is amazed by the outcome in reading and writing in her students, especially by the multi-sensory methodology Jolly Phonics offers to reach different learning styles. She now works with Jolly Grammar, which is the continuation of the Phonics programme and has continued seeing the amazing results of this methodology. She is excited to share her experience and willing to travel the world to train other teachers.

Chelsea Riley

Email: chelsea.riley@gmail.com
Travel info: Throughout Mexico, Latin America, the U.S. and abroad

Mexico City
Chelsea has an M.S. in Literacy & Reading from Cal State University, an M.A. in Teaching from USC; the California Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development Authorization (BCLAD); the California Gifted and Talented Education endorsement (GATE); a B.A. in English Language & Literature and a minor in Spanish. She is TEFL certified and has attended International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. She has been a teacher trainer, curriculum coordinator, reading & writing specialist, and English teacher at international, dual language schools for 16 years. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Chelsea is passionate about training teachers how to use Jolly Phonics with effective and fun methodology. She has happily observed teachers, students, and families fall in love with this exceptional program. She creates dynamic, active, and practical professional development for staff in single or multiple-day sessions. She is based in Mexico City, but will travel throughout Mexico, Latin America, the U.S., or anywhere! Join her on the journey of phonics learning!

Moldova

Silvana Serbanescu

Email: office@jollystar.ro
Email: jollystareducational@yahoo.com
Phone: 0040/744786677
Travel info: Romania and the Republic of Moldova
Website: jollystar.ro

After more than 12 years of teaching English to kindergarten and school children in Bucharest, Silvana strongly believes that Jolly Phonics is a wonderful opportunity to lead children into a new experience that fosters the ability and pleasure to read.

Silvana is eager as a Professional Trainer to show her peers how their pedagogigal ego could be rewarded thanks to the Jolly Phonics method. They can get fast results that can make a difference, with totally dedicated students, in a funny and always new way, with all the freedom of the programme for adjusting methods and improvising.

Netherlands

Ineke Bloemendaal

Email: inekeinuganda@gmail.com
Phone: +31 622102165
Travel info: Netherlands

Den Helder

In the Netherlands I teach, for many years, children from 4 to 12 years old. Since 2011 I'm active in education in Uganda and started working with Jolly Phonics. I saw the achievements in children and love to see how children and teachers are more active and have fun.

Also the schools in the environment saw the great results in children, showed their interest and asked for help. I love to share my knowledge and that's how become a Jolly Phonics trainer. I'm in Uganda each year for three months.

Imke Herold

Email: Imkeherold@gmail.com
Phone: 0031683597052
Travel info: Across Europe and Jordan

The Hague
Imke Herold is originally Dutch but lived and taught in Amman for over 20 years between 1995 and 2017, and has held Head of KG and Primary positions in several schools. She was introduced to Jolly Phonics whilst teaching at IAA and has since been a strong advocate, having seen the excellent results achieved due to the programme. She has conducted many workshops for teachers and parents, and relishes the opportunity to enthuse others and share her passion.

She has returned to the Netherlands but continues to travel between her home country and Jordan to provide training.

Nigeria

Dr. Tina Udoji

Email: tina@chelisbookazine.com
Phone: 080 3327 4454
Travel info: Nigeria
Website: chelisbookazine.com

Dr. (Mrs) Tina Udoji is the person that brought Jolly Phonics into Nigeria for the very first time in 1999. She is the first accredited Jolly Phonics International trainer in Nigeria. Tina is a trained teacher with many years of classroom experience. She is a British Council certified Education professional in British education with a First degree in Education, a Masters in Early Childhood Education, an international Diploma in Montessori Method of Education and a PhD in Early Childhood Education.

Tina has given Jolly Phonics and Grammar trainings since 2002 to thousands of teachers and educators throughout Nigeria. Tina is also the exclusive distributor of Jolly Phonics products in Nigeria.

Olubusola Eshiet

Email: olubusola@optimalpathconsulting.co.uk
Phone: +447538034840 (UK) or +2349092945174 (Nigeria)
Travel info: UK and international

Dr Olubusola Eshiet has facilitated training in Jolly Phonics, Jolly Phonics Extra and Jolly Grammar for several thousand teachers in Nigeria and some in Ghana. Her training and mentoring have helped teachers move from enduring English Language teaching to enjoying the subject. She continues to research the use of Jolly Phonics and is the research leader for Jolly Phonics Extra. She shares the results of her research at local and international conferences. Busola supports government bodies, teachers, and schools through Optimalpath Consulting Limited, her business based in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England.

Emmanuel Tai Osuntubo

Email: osuntubot2@gmail.com
Email: glowtubworld@yahoo.com
Phone: +234 80233 16856 or +234 80613 81746
Travel info: All of Nigeria

Abuja
Emmanuel Tai Osuntubo is a Montessori teacher and certified Early Years co-ordinator with background in Education. He has being using Jolly Phonics since 2004 and training teachers since 2011.Emmanuel has a strong passion for every Nigerian child to have a solid foundation in literacy. He carries about the good testimony of using Jolly Phonics to help every child to be an early reader. He works in Abuja as a school consultant and trainer.

Stella Nnenna Uzu

Email: stella@universallearningsolutions.org
Email: nnennauzu@yahoo.com
Phone: +234 (0) 803 539 9002
Travel info: Nigeria and Africa

Stella Uzu is a passionate teacher and the Administrator of Excellent Montessori Schools in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, where she teaches and successfully introduced and uses Jolly Phonics, Jolly Music and Jolly Grammar to teach, and the success recorded is outstanding.

A UK certified Child Psychologist and Child Care Giver and Early Childhood teacher, Stella has successfully delivered pilot trainings using Jolly Phonics for public school teachers in Benue, Nasarawa, Cross Rivers, Kaduna, Ebonyi and Zamfara States. She is a lead trainer in the on going training for public school teachers in Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Ekiti States. She also works with special needs children helping them learn using Jolly Songs and Jolly Phonics.

Olufunmi Bankole

Email: olufunmi@instituteoflearningandskilldevelopment.org
Phone: +2348023109435

Lagos
Olufunmi is a seasoned educator who has a passion for helping children develop reading skills as early as possible. She has achieved great results teaching primary level pupils to read and write using Jolly Phonics. In addition, she has trained many teachers in the Jolly Phonics method. Many of these teachers have since become 'Jolly Phonics Ambassadors' and spread the Jolly word and advocate the Jolly Phonics programme to use in schools.

Olufunmi has delivered and managed Jolly Phonics pilot projects, leading to full adoption in four states! She has managed large scale training and mentoring of teachers in government and private primary schools in South West Nigeria.

David Olufeagba

Email: femidavid058@gmail.com
Email: debrilleducationalconcept@gmail.com
Phone: 0806 862 4903
Travel info: Nigeria and globally
Website: brilliantconcept.org

Ilorin, Kwara State
David Olufeagba has his B.A in Linguistics. He consults for schools (public and private) in various educational services. His passion for professionalism in child education is unswerving. He has a wide experience in classroom teaching, as he has taught for over a decade. He has trained many teachers in private schools in Jolly Phonics, whom have since become trainers too. He has mentored other passionate teachers in phonics and English Diction. He has achieved excellent results with learners progression of spelling, reading and writing in their Jolly Phonics lessons. He also organises phonics competition for schools, which have in many ways heightened children's confidence in their spellings and reading ability. As a result of his passion for second language learning, David has successfully trained many students for international examinations such as TOEFL, GRE, and IELTS, with outstanding results.

David's enthusiasm and passion for professionalism and productivity is unwavering! He is readily available to share his experience and results in Jolly Phonics with anyone, anywhere across the globe!

Olusola Kemi Oladapo-Tonade

Email: oladapotonadeolusola@gmail.com
Phone: +234 706 554 1401 or +232 77295025
Travel info: Nigeria and West Africa

Abeokuta, Ogun State
Kemi is an Early Years specialist and experienced school administrator. She has seen many children develop reading sills in early life, because of her teaching them in the synthetic phonic method and using Jolly Phonics. Kemi also provides remedial teaching for children of varying ages who have reading challenges, and finds Jolly Phonics has an encouraging impact for these children. This is the reason she has become a Jolly Trainer, to enable her to share her positive experiences with as many teachers as possible.

Kemi has provided training in both Jolly Phonics and Jolly Buddies, and is available to contact for future training enquiries.

Ibiere Ken-Maduako

Email: ibierek@yahoo.co.uk
Email: ibiereken@gmail.com
Phone: +234 803 544 8115
Phone: +234 703 000 0548
Travel info: Nigeria and beyond

Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Ibiere holds a B.A (Ed) degree in English, an M.A in both English and Linguistics, along with a Ph.D in Linguistics and has always been passionate about raising the level of achievement for language acquisition.

Ibiere began teaching with Jolly Phonics in 2010, but was first introduced to the methods in 2009. After she researched and studied Jolly Phonics, Ibiere has seen a great deal of change in her classes. The results in teaching with Jolly Phonics have been enormous, as the children read better and the teachers are happier and sufficiently motivated to teach.

Ibiere can provide services in worldwide teacher training, assistance in implementing Jolly Phonics curriculum in schools and support for struggling readers.

Kesiena Adeniyi

Email: kessonef@yahoo.com
Phone: +234 8034107631
Travel info: Anywhere

Akure
Teaching nursery classes began out of curiosity for Kesiena but very soon became her passion! Since receiving Jolly Phonics training in 2012, she experienced a transformation in her teaching of reading and writing to Nursery 2 pupils. Kesiena then continued to use Jolly Phonics as her method of teaching English for the next 3 years, achieving tremendous results in pupil's reading, writing and speaking. She is very passionate about teaching early literacy using Jolly Phonics and has been passing this passion to hundreds of teachers, whom she now mentors.

Kesiena is available to share her Jolly Phonics skills with teachers in Nigeria and internationally.

Adelaja Temitope

Email: tadelaja93@gmail.com
Phone: 08038004919
Phone: 08128250810

Ogun State
Temitope is a linguist whose love for second language teaching spurred an interest to learn Jolly Phonics as an integral tool for effective teaching of reading and writing to beginners.

Temitope has taught pupils and trained teachers across South West Nigeria using the Jolly Phonics methods and has seen amazing results in both young and old! She is ready to share her experiences with many more willing participants.

Thelma Edet Ebah

Email: ebahthelma@gmail.com
Email: ebahthelma@yahoo.com
Phone: 08036285297
Phone: 07081332379
Travel info: Across Nigeria and West Africa
Website: facebook.com/Jolly-Phonics-training-1781400991917405

Cross River State
Thelma is an enthusiastic and fulfilled Jolly Phonics teacher and has been using the programme in her teaching for a number of years. She has seen amazing results in the children she teaches every year. Her ‘Jolly’ pupils make steady progress through school and are great readers and proficient writers. As a Teacher Leader, Thelma has given Jolly Phonics training to countless colleagues and has influenced them with her ‘Jolly’ passion! Thelma is willing to share her wealth of experience with others through Jolly Phonics training and is available to train all over Nigeria and internationally.

Affiong Edet Etim

Email: joyekanem034@gmail.com
Phone: 08181014001
Phone: 08148243859
Travel info: Across Nigeria and West Africa
Website: facebook.com/Aff-tech-Jolly-phonics-Trainings-121045518703783

Cross River State
Affiong Edet Etim is a certified educational professional with a first Degree in Educational Administration/Planning in English. Affiong has been using Jolly Phonics in her classroom for a number of years and the results are seen in the children, who have found a love of reading and writing. Affiong has experience training many teachers in the Jolly Phonics programme and will happily share her experiences with others.

Florence Osuagwu

Email: florenceosuagwu@yahoo.com
Email: uloakuosuagwu777@gmail.com
Phone: 09092469707
Travel info: Anywhere that is needed

Ajah, Lagos State
Florence graduated from the Department of Business Education (B.ed) at Lagos State University. She is currently working at Furst Class Schools as a nursery teacher and is the Jolly Phonics Coordinator there. Her dedicated passion for imparting knowledge has kept her her teaching for over 10 years, teaching Jolly Phonics across all ages of pupils and teachers in Nigeria. She believes nothing is more rewarding than seeing children learn and grow with confidence in their reading and writing abilities! As such, Florence is always available to train teachers and parents in Jolly Phonics.

Doris Ibor Obeten

Email: dorisobeten@gmail.com
Phone: +2347017595020
Travel info: Nigeria and West Africa

Karu, Nasarawa
Doris has achieved a National Diploma in Business Administration and attended the National College of Education doing Primary and Social Studies. She first began teaching with Jolly Phonics four years ago and seen tremendous changes in the children she has taught and has seen their reading and writing skills greatly improve.

Doris is ready to impart this same knowledge on to teachers, parents and the children within Nigeria and West Africa.

Joy Osarobo-Obazee

Email: joyairhunmwunde@gmail.com
Phone: +234-803 757 5576
Travel info: Across Nigeria
Website: facebook.com/airjoy

Lagos State
Joy Osarobo-Obazee (B.A. Hons) is a qualified early years' teacher and an accredited Jolly Phonics Professional Trainer. She has worked with several schools as a class teacher and has travelled extensively around Nigeria, training teachers in the use of the Jolly Phonics methodology for use in their classrooms.

She is currently the Lagos Island Manager for Universal Learning Solutions; an organisation focused on Jolly Phonics training for teachers in both public and private schools across Nigeria. She is listed for contact on the Jolly Phonics Lessons application.

Joy found out about Jolly Phonics in 2013 while interacting with a young boy she was contracted to provide extra classes for. She was inspired by the technique with which he read words and was motivated to find out more about it.

She has time and time again witnessed how children experiencing difficulty with reading and writing, gained speed and confidence as they applied the Jolly Phonics method.

Mobolaji Ayanshina

Email: mobolajiayanshina@gmail.com
Email: mobolaji@iammbjay.com
Phone: +234 803 388 6606
Phone: +234 803 418 8279
Travel info: Worldwide

Ibadan
Mbj has a wide breadth of experience within the education sector and has been involved in the teaching of Jolly Phonics for a few years now. As an education administrator and a teacher with a strong devotion to equal and quality education for all, she was overjoyed when she came across Jolly Phonics in 2016, seeing it as an opportunity to help children across different colors, gender and status read and write without stress and in a fun way too!

She quickly implemented the program in her school where she is the administrator as well as a teacher and was astonished at the amazing results she achieved within a short period of time. She became a co-trainer in the same year, training public primary school teachers in the Southwest region of Nigeria.

She also implemented the teaching in her adult literacy class in conjunction with Lagos State Agency for Mass Education and Adult Literacy. She has conversely gone on to be involved with the training of public primary school teachers across Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Mobolaji has B.Ed degree in Education Management from Lead City University, Nigeria and English Language as her teaching subject. She is also a Social Entrepreneur who creates platforms and opportunities for teenagers and young adults to develop their talents and potentials thereby achieving their dreams and aspirations.

Norah Umoh

Email: norah@universallearningsolutions.org
Phone: 08039147956
Phone: 07031591627
Travel info: Across Nigeria and internationally

Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State
Norah Umoh, a TCII and NCE holder, is a Jolly Phonics trainer currently working with Universal Learning Solutions as a training officer and a Regional Manager (Eket Senatorial District – Akwa Ibom State) in Private School Training.

She came across Jolly Phonics at Stepping Stones Model School, Akwa Ibom State in 2006 through Noami Foxcroft and has been using Jolly Phonics ever since.

She believes that Jolly Phonics is best method for reading and writing as it has helped so many teachers and pupils across the country.

Michael Edem Udo

Email: michaeludo987@gmail.com
Email: demike242870@yahoo.com
Phone: +2348024359898 or +2348038216446
Travel info: Across Nigeria and internationally
Website: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076661268992

Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
Michael Edem Udo is a professional teacher with twenty years of classroom teaching experience in the Primary School sector. He holds a Master's Degree with specialization in Early Childhood Education. He has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for many years, recording tremendous achievement in helping children to gain proficiency in literacy, particularly reading, writing, pronunciation and spelling, very early in life.

Michael has trained many teachers across many states in Nigeria. Currently, he is the Jolly Phonics Teacher Leader under Itu Local Government Area Education Authority, Akwa Ibom State, monitoring and mentoring colleagues across the state. Michael is passionate to share his experience in Jolly Phonics with who ever wills and is available to provide training within and outside Nigeria.

Christiana Felix Oku

Email: tinaoku75@gmail.com
Email: christyfelix80@gmail.com
Phone: +2347069419043 or +2348036285297
Travel info: Across Nigeria and internationally

Akamkpa Town, Cross River State
Christiana Felix Oku is a seasoned Primary School Teacher with a degree in Educational Administration and Planning from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She has twenty- two years of teaching experience in Early Child Care which created the desires to find out more on how to get children to read early.

Christiana found Jolly Phonics and started using the programme with her pupils who all made steady progress in reading and writing. She has since trained countless primary school teachers in Nigeria and is available to share her wealth of knowledge with others through Jolly Phonics Training.

Renu Rajain

Email: reenarajain@gmail.com
Phone: +60176349407
Travel info: Nigeria, Malaysia
Website: letslearnphonics.com

Lagos

Renu is a dedicated and passionate English teacher with rich teaching experience since 2008. Her international journey has exposed her to diverse students, both children, and adults, from multicultural backgrounds and various ethnicities at renowned international schools in Malaysia and Indonesia. With a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood from the United States, Renu brings a solid educational foundation to her teaching endeavors.

Witnessing her students' remarkable transformation into confident and joyful English speakers has brought immense fulfillment to Renu. Motivated by her passion for teaching, she has established her center, Let's Learn Phonics, where she conducts engaging Jolly Phonics classes. Renu's commitment to making a positive impact extends beyond her center, as she actively volunteers at government schools, working to bridge the educational gaps faced by children with limited resources.

With a focus on fun and innovative teaching methods, Renu aspires to provide unwavering support and guidance to children, making their learning experience truly enjoyable. As an advocate of the Jolly Phonics approach, she is determined to empower young learners, helping them discover the joy and effectiveness of learning the Jolly way. Renu's dedication to creating a positive and nurturing environment shines through as she endeavors to play a significant role in shaping the bright futures of her students.

Pakistan

Tahira Sheikh

Email: tee.irfan@gmail.com
Phone: +92 315 527 5097
Travel info: Pakistan and abroad
Website: facebook.com/by.Tahira.Sheikh

Islamabad
Tahira is originally from London, UK, but is now living in Islamabad, Pakistan. She has an MBA in Management from the UK but became more interested in teaching children literacy skills and decided to change her career path.

Tahira first came across Jolly Phonics in 2004 after doing some research into improving literacy skills; as many of the children were not reading and writing well enough at the school where she was the vice principal. After a year’s teaching of the programme, the children excelled in their literacy skills and since then she has never looked back. In 2010 she became a private tutor focusing entirely on Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar and has been using the programme extensively. She has conducted workshops for various private pre-schools and parents in Islamabad including few of the most prestigious schools in the city. She has assisted schools in implementing Jolly Phonics and has also supervised teachers using the programme.

Tahira realised that there was dire need to improve English literacy skills in the government-run schools in Pakistan. Having already experienced the immense benefit of the programme first hand at various private schools, she decided to take the programme to the government and in collaboration with Jolly Learning UK managed to secure an agreement in December 2016 with the KPK provincial government, Pakistan. She is in charge of this programme, where around 25,000 government primary school teachers from 23,000 schools will be trained in Jolly Phonics.

Alongside the programme, Tahira is now working on devising a post-implementation monitoring framework in order to ensure effective monitoring and sustainability of the programme in the provincial government of KPK, Pakistan.

Fatima-tuz-Zahra

Email: Fatimatuzzehra@gmail.com
Phone: 0308 44 32 015
Travel info: Pakistan and abroad
Website: phonicsclub.com

Lahore
Fatima is a trainer and is currently running her newly opened Jolly Learning Centre (Phonics Club) in Pakistan, where children, parents and teachers now enjoy her lively training. She is working as a trainer and literacy consultant for various organizations. She provides Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar training along with the progression of concepts.

She also organizes sessions and her enthusiastic and lively seminars demonstrate her passion for effective language instruction. She believes every child and teacher deserve to benefit from the synthetic phonics approach using Jolly Phonics program. She works closely with local education foundations, authorities and publishers. Recently working with Punjab Government and piloting Jolly phonics in low cost public and private schools.

She has been impressed with the speed and enthusiasm of the children in learning with Jolly Phonics and she eagerly gives training to schools in the region, amazed how unbelievably well this method works if used effectively.

She is acknowledged for her sessions on Teaching with products in Pakistan and abroad. She had planned curriculums and training sessions for various school systems from high to very low budget schools.

Find Phonics Club on Facebook.

Sadia Malik

Email: sadia.malik@live.ca
Phone: +923325135973
Travel info: Throughout Pakistan and abroad

Islamabad
Sadia, an ESL teacher from Canada, is trained in Montessori Education from The Association Montessori Internationale in Toronto. She has a wide breadth of knowledge and international experience within the teaching and training sector in Phonics and ESL.

She runs a learning centre called Phonics n ESL. Her students range from the very young to anyone who wishes to learn. She offers private tutoring and trainings in: Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar, Spoken English, Creative Writing, Story Telling, Class Management, Communication Skills, and Effective Human Relations.

An avid educationist and traveller, she offers trainings to individuals and organizations, both nationally and internationally. Her trainings are very simple, detailed and interactive, resulting in confident and well-trained Jolly Phonic teachers. Her goal whilst training is to reach the participants at their comprehension level.

Sadia offers continued support and school visits even after the training. She wishes to ensure perfect implementation of Jolly Phonics by the newly trained teachers, so that every child reads and writes successfully and joyfully. Recommendations are widely available.

Anum Zehra Zaidi

Email: zaidi.anumzehra@gmail.com
Phone: +92 336 209 3055
Travel info: Pakistan and abroad

Karachi
A business graduate by qualification, Anum Zehra is a seasoned Jolly Phonics trainer having extensive experience of teaching phonics to the pre-primary classes. A combination of teaching and training exposure has helped her in understanding the needs of the child in the process of learning sounds as well as to equip the teachers to address those needs. She has trained a large number of teachers all across Pakistan and specializes in delivering the thorough concept of the program quite effectively in the limited time. She customizes her trainings according to the needs of the institutions and her trained teachers have implemented the program pretty well in their schools.

Sonia Saleem

Email: miss.sonia2011@gmail.com
Phone: 00966 5629 03732
Travel info: Lahore, Kasur, Islamabad and Quetta

Lahore
Sonia, an experienced teacher and certified trainer, has been using Jolly Phonics for several years and has had great success teaching children in international schools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She achieved remarkable results using Jolly Phonics, which led her to train other teachers so that they could teach as effectively. Recently, she has complete a Graduate Diploma in TESOL and now works as a Head Teacher Trainers for MEET, KSA. She also presented in KSAALT. Her approach is not only limited in KSA, have begun training for teachers in Lahore, whilst she is eager to help to bring Jolly Phonics to teachers and children in schools across Pakistan.

Zaibunnissa Sadozai

Email: zaibapk@yahoo.com
Phone: 0092-336-2451379
Travel info: Within Pakistan and outside of Pakistan upon request

Karachi
Zaibunnissa completed her Masters in International Relations in 1997 from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. She began her career as a Primary Teacher soon after finishing her Masters and served in many prestigious schools within Pakistan. She also spent time in Virginia, USA as the lead teacher in a pre-school there.

Zaibunnissa was first introduced to synthetic phonics in 2007, but it wasn't until 2014 that she came across and started teaching with Jolly Phonics, with English as her major subject. As a teacher using Jolly Phonics, she experienced amazing developments in the reading and writing skills of children, especially the children with poor visual skills. Currently Zaibunnissa is working as a Vice Principal and teacher of Jolly Phonics at her school, but has been involved in the AFAQ Adoption of Jolly Phonics with Ms. Sadaf Asif.

"Reading is the lost heritage in our society and as a English teacher my aim is to promote the reading skills among children on a larger scale in my country." Zaibunnissa Sadozai

Ambreen Owais

Email: ambowais@gmail.com
Email: Phonicsworld6@gmail.com
Phone: +923009500828
Travel info: Across Pakistan and abroad

Lahore
Ambreen has been teaching for 15 years in a well renowned institution. She came across the Jolly Phonics programme in 2015 and found it very interesting for those children who faced difficulty in reading and writing. She wants to benefit these children through this programme as much as she can. For this purpose Ambreen is running her own company by the name Phonics World. She not only wants to train the teachers but also the parents so they can get a better understanding of this programme.

Erum Tehreem

Email: erum.tehreem4@gmail.com
Phone: +92 334 9192929
Phone: +92 51 4533051
Travel info: Across Pakistan and abroad

Wah Cantt
With a Business and Economics background, Erum has been on a mission to help shape our young generations' future. This journey started 10 years ago when she joined the teaching profession as an early years teacher. Since then, she has taught at several prestigious educational institutions in Wah Cantt.

She came across Jolly Phonics in 2013 and fell in love with it. She saw drastic changes in her students' reading and writing skills, and has continued develop her skills with using and implementing the programme in the classroom. Additionally, she has given training to teachers and hosted orientations for parents, providing them with a better understanding of the programme. She currently heads the Montessori section of a private school (in which she is also certified) and has successfully launched the Jolly Phonics curriculum there, training her staff.

Her aim is to spread this programme to more people all across Pakistan and around the world, offering training to individuals, groups and online.

Papua New Guinea

Bonita Amepou

Email: ashantijim@gmail.com
Phone: 675 713 0788

Madang
Bonita has been using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar everyday in her classroom since she was introduced to the programme. She has seen great reading and writing results from her students. Bonita says, “The most exciting experience is when the children look forward to learning the new sound and action and start blending to read.” She wishes all teachers and parents could see the value of Jolly Phonics and now wants to help implement the programme in Papua New Guinea. Bonita is now also providing training to both teachers and parents through her own centre, Phil’s Learning Centre. For more details on courses provided call 675 713 0788.

Betty Hinamunimo

Email: lzokeqjollylearning@gmail.com
Phone: +67 570 482 297
Travel info: Within Papua New Guinea

Goroka
Betty's background is in Education, specialising in the English language. She is currently employed with a Non Government Organisation (Care International in PNG) where she will be facilitating Jolly Phonics Training for early child and elementary teachers in a Papua New Guinea context. Betty has spent time developing a phonetic programme for Papua New Guinea which emphasises the correct pronunciation of the letter sounds.

Betty has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past 4 years. From the beginning, she soon witnessed children being able to read short sentences after only 6 weeks of teaching with the programme. The children continue to demonstrate high grading in English compared to other subject classes. The parents continue to be amazed to see how well their child is performing at home.

Betty passionately believes the Jolly Phonics programme is well designed to cater for multi and diverse language speakers. She notices how it includes the principle of teaching from known to unknown whereby the children are exposed to multi-sensory activities. Betty would recommend Papua New Guinean teachers to use the programme as it is well designed to cater for both teachers and parents.

Luisa Alma Tain

Email: louisa.tain@simedarbyplantation.com
Email: ltainkarigal75@gmail.com
Phone: 675 73209159
Phone: 675 75549689
Travel info: Throughout Papua New Guinea on request

Lae
Luisa is a teacher by profession, and has been in the classroom for 22 years. She loves teaching and working with children, teenagers and adults. Luisa first began teaching with Jolly Phonics six years ago and has found it to be the ideal method of teaching her students to read and write in English. She loves working as part of a team, and is always networking to find opportunities to collaborate, as this brings a higher quality to her work and this is seen in the results of the students.

Luisa believes in Jolly Phonics which uses the synthetic phonics approach and the delivery of the programme is easy, simple, fun, motivating and enjoyable.

Peru

Andrés Felipe Vanegas Fernández

Email: Andres.vanegasfernandez@gmail.com
Phone: +51 988 888 859
Phone: +51 968 935 912
Travel info: Latin America (based in Colombia)

Andrés Felipe Vanegas Fernández is an experienced teacher and bilingual coordinator who provides training in the synthetic method and the innovation of Jolly Phonics from preschool to primary levels; he has been working as an English Teacher and Academic consultant. Andrés currently works as an Academic management advisor for American School in Trujillo Perú.

He has literacy training at Dayton University in Ohio, USA, as well as Jolly Phonics Courses on Reading and Writing. He has led projects in Colombia and Peru establishing the Bilingualism Program based on synthetic phonics and Jolly Phonics method in a Spanish-speaking context (for international Baccalaureate Schools - IB/PYP). Andrés provides training in Latin America; he visits schools sharing his experience and supporting Bilingual Programs.

Rossana Quiroz Reátegui

Email: rossanaq@gmail.com
Phone: 51 44 949331314
Travel info: Across Latin America
Website: twitter.com/quiroz_rossana

Trujillo
Rossana Quiroz Reátegui has been teaching foreign languages for the past 17 years. She has taught adults and children in Peru and in the USA where she obtained a TESOL Certificate (Brigham Young University) and an MA in Linguistics (University of Utah). She is currently the English Coordinator for Lower School at Montessori International College, an IB School in Trujillo.

She enjoys supporting children´s literacy learning through the Jolly Phonics program and intertwining their interests and learning preferences. She has seen how Jolly Phonics has not only supported children's reading fluency but also their confidence and motivation to read.

Rossana is an active learner and researcher in the classroom where she tailors learning activities to meet the students' needs. Likewise, she is eager to share her teaching experiences with Jolly Phonics with other teachers and to reach more children.

Philippines

Raquel Encinares Diones

Email: raqdiones97@yahoo.com
Phone: 63978 434261
Travel info: Philippines

Raquel Encinares Diones first taught Jolly Phonics in Brunei in 2005. She attended seminars and workshops there and became key teacher in reading in kindergarten level, wherein 100% of her students learned to read. She decided to go back to the Philippines, in 2012 to put up her own school and use the JP Reading Programme to benefit Filipino children, and to reach out to more children, she decided to be a trainer. She’s willing to extend her hands to the teachers all over the land, to attain the goal of the Department of Education: Every child a reader.

Poland

Sylwia Glowacka

Email: sylwia.glowacka@kidstalk.pl
Phone: +48 604 720 693
Travel info: Poland and beyond
Website: kidstalk.pl

My academic research in language acquisition (PHD) has led me to view young and very young learners as the brightest of the learning minds and Jolly Phonics as the programme tailored perfectly to their needs and abilities. In my own language school the exceptional effectiveness of the Jolly Phonics programme has become the magnet attracting eager children and appreciative parents. I am dedicated to adapting Jolly Phonics to the needs of not only privately run language kindergartens but also state institutions in Poland and turning the formal process of teaching English as a foreign language into that of second language acquisition.

Portugal

Beki Wilson

Email: funphonicspain@yahoo.es
Travel info: Will travel anywhere
Website: funphonicspain.es

Beki is a fully qualified and highly experienced infants and primary teacher; that has had excellent results when teaching English as a second language in Spain, through Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. As part of her role within the British Council/MEC bilingual project, she also taught Art and Science and fully believes that a more creative approach to teaching can motivate young learners in any educational setting.

Beki currently works as a full-time teacher trainer and Literacy Consultant for various schools, LEAs and universities in Spain. She also organises courses in Europe and her enthusiastic and lively seminars demonstrate her passion for effective teaching.

Beki also collaborates with Jolly Music Trainer Pedro Izuzquiza, as they both fully agree that being in contact with music has huge benefits for young (English) learners.

You can find Beki on Facebook here.

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Freda Baksh

Email: bakshfreda@yahoo.com
Phone: 00447523366653 / 0097433972513 (WhatsApp)

Freda has trained in a number of schools. Her training focuses on providing skills and techniques that will support teachers whilst teaching synthetic phonics to children. The training also provides model lessons that demonstrate how to attain the maximum benefit from all the Jolly Phonics Resources and additional resources that support non-native children to ensure that they have a successful outcome from the Jolly Phonics programme.

Romania

Silvana Serbanescu

Email: office@jollystar.ro
Email: jollystareducational@yahoo.com
Phone: 0040/744786677
Travel info: Romania and the Republic of Moldova
Website: jollystar.ro

After more than 12 years of teaching English to kindergarten and school children in Bucharest, Silvana strongly believes that Jolly Phonics is a wonderful opportunity to lead children into a new experience that fosters the ability and pleasure to read.

Silvana is eager as a Professional Trainer to show her peers how their pedagogigal ego could be rewarded thanks to the Jolly Phonics method. They can get fast results that can make a difference, with totally dedicated students, in a funny and always new way, with all the freedom of the programme for adjusting methods and improvising.

Petre Julieta Gratiana

Petre Julieta Gratiana
Email: clasnagov@gmail.com
Phone: 00 40 /732822 114
Travel info: Romania and beyond
Website: clasnagov.com

Julieta teaches Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar 1 and Jolly Music courses in a school based in Bucharest. With 25 years teaching experience in state and private schools in Bucharest and Verona, Julieta is a teacher trainer in “Cooperative Learning in CLIL Contexts” (University of Verona) as well as a Jolly Phonics trainer. Co-author of books related to “CL in CLIL Contexts”, Julieta founded her own Professional Development Centre called Cooperative Learning Academy of Snagov (CLAS). Here she runs experiential workshops where teachers ‘learn by doing’, combining Jolly Phonics with CL strategies to activate students’ cognitive and metacognitive dimensions.

Russia

Svetlana Golubeva

Email: headteacher@jollyenglish.org
Phone: Russia: +79217484379 UK: +447826869522
Travel info: Anywhere
Website: jollyenglish.org

Svetlana Golubeva has devoted her life teaching English as a foreign language to children and adults. Since finding Jolly Phonics and Grammar she has achieved amazing results with her current students. They were able to achieve highest scores in their state and international exams as well as Advanced Awards Competitions.

She has graduated from Saint Petersburg State University with a distinction in MA English Language. Her portfolio includes world recognised certifications such as TKT and a CPE Cambridge Certificate in English, and she has been a Cambridge ESOL examiner.

Since joining the Jolly Phonics team, she has been travelling to many cities in Russia, visiting schools, sharing experiences, giving seminar and meeting head teachers and governments officials as a Jolly Phonics coordinator across Russia.

Adelina Arsamakova

Email: adelina.arsamakova@gmail.com
Email: c_school@mail.ru
Phone: +7(967)671-66-71
Travel info: Across Russia, Greece and worldwide.

Krasnodar
Adelina has been teaching English for more than 12 years since graduating from the Department of Foreign Language at Kuban State University, majoring in English and Modern Greek. She runs three ‘Cool School’ language centres in Krasnodar, having first opened in 2014. Today, they also provide online classes and courses in English and other languages.

Adelina works across all age groups, from preschoolers and primary school students, to secondary school students and even adults. She has been using the Jolly Phonics programme which she is really enthusiastic about, as she can see the results that her students achieve. The method fits teachers who want to build reading and writing skills fairly simply and straightforward, using a wide range of materials that make language acquisition very effective, and has resulted in a positive and rewarding experience for all involved. She has seen remarkable progress in her students, many of which possess incredibly poor reading and writing skills when the first join.

Adelina's purpose is to provide teachers the techniques that make teaching reading easy and enjoyable in a variety of ways, and how to build a foundation for literacy as students grow as readers. She hopes the Jolly Phonics method will continue to help students all over the world.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss

Saudi Arabia

Hanan Helmi Nassar

Email: hanan.nassar13@gmail.com
Phone: 000966 541 851 217
Website: hanan-jollytrainer.com

Hanan Helmi Nassar completed her education as a language teacher and holds a BA in Special Education, an MBA in Education and completed her Master of Arts in Secondary Education through Acacia University with honors. She has great passion for Jolly Phonics and volunteers to support schools, teachers, and children with unique situations; for example, children in Ghaza Strip in Palestine who are under siege who showed remarkable results in reading within 8 weeks!

Hanan trained with Saudi Ministry of Education whereby she was introduced to Jolly Phonics. She has taught with Jolly Phonics for over 14 years in while also supervising other teachers using the programme, and has been a certified Jolly Trainer giving training in Jolly Phonics for over 14 years in Jeddah, Riyadh, Khobr, Dammam, Taif, Jordan, Bahrain, and Oman. She trained around 1,000 teachers and more than 49 schools.

With her extensive background in education 25 years of experience, Hanan is also a certified trainer for a range of organizations and divides her time between Jordan and Saudi Arabia to offer her services and Jolly Phonics training to others.

She is a school principal in Amman, continues to train for Jolly phonics, and she will start her “Children Learning Center” to teach Jolly Phonics!

Serbia

Veselinka Avramov

Email: jollybear@sbb.rs
Website: jollybear.edu.rs

Veca Avramov qualified as a teacher in Serbia and later graduated from Queen Mary and Westfield College in London in English Literature. She lived and worked in London for many years before returning to Serbia.

She taught English to young learners in Serbia before starting her own language school, Jolly Bear Centre. She has been impressed with the speed and enthusiasm of the children in learning with Jolly Phonics and she eagerly gives training to schools in the region. Veca is also the distributor for Jolly Phonics in Serbia.

Seka Radović

Email: jollybear2@eunet.rs

Seka Radović qualified as an English teacher in Novi Sad and then had her qualifications recognised in the UK where she worked for almost a decade. She started using Jolly Phonics in London, seeing how it is a great method. Back in Serbia, together with her best friend and colleague, Veca, she founded the Jolly Bear Centre, in her case in Novi Sad. She has seen excellent results which she shares with other teachers in her training.

Sierra Leone

Isata Kanneh

Email: isatakanneh11@gmail.com
Phone: +23276147441 / +23288781600

Bo
Isata is a trained and qualified teacher with the higher teacher's certificate from Njala University College, Sierra Leone. She currently teachers at OAKS Community Primary School.

She has been teaching Jolly Phonics within the Early Years sector for over five years, as well as being a buddy to many teachers and building on her classroom teaching by training others.

Thomas Tholley

Email: thomastolley76@gmail.com
Phone: +232 076331128 / 034 353831
Travel info: Sierra Leone and across Africa

Bo
Thomas has been a passionate class one teacher since 2015, enjoying teaching at the start of a child's educational journey.

He has also been teaching with Jolly Phonics, and the improvement he sees is great. The majority of the children have developed skills and their interests in reading and writing have grown.

He will always make himself available to impart this same knowledge and experience to other teachers, to make sure that the Jolly Phonics method of teaching is being implemented across Sierra Leone. Ice is therefore ready for training at any time the need arises.

Olusola Kemi Oladapo-Tonade

Email: oladapotonadeolusola@gmail.com
Phone: +232 77295025 & +232 75337739

Bo
Kemi is an Early Years specialist and experienced school administrator. She has seen many children develop reading sills in early life, because of her teaching them in the synthetic phonic method and using Jolly Phonics. Kemi also provides remedial teaching for children of varying ages who have reading challenges, and finds Jolly Phonics has an encouraging impact for these children. This is the reason she has become a Jolly Trainer, to enable her to share her positive experiences with as many teachers as possible.

Kemi has provided training in both Jolly Phonics and Jolly Buddies, and is available to contact for future training enquiries.

Singapore

Edwina Kwan

Email: edwina@edfas.com.sg
Phone: 65 9785 1925
Travel info: Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia

Edwina Kwan has been teaching children to read and write using Jolly Phonics as well as Jolly Grammar programme since 2008. She believes in the effectiveness of the programme, as it greatly improves the literacy level of her pupils. Edwina, who is also a Certified User of EQ-i2.0 & EQ 360, is passionate to share with teachers how to help children to read, write, spell better and quicker. She is effectively bilingual and is able to explain to teachers in English and Mandarin. Edwina conducts trainings in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Victoria Carlton

Email: victoriacarlton@iinet.net.au
Email: victoria@vcprograms.com
Phone: 0409911135
Travel info: Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Macau
Website: vcprograms.com

Victoria Carlton, the director of The International Centre for Excellence (ICE), extensively uses Jolly Phonics to help West Australian children improve and succeed at literacy skills. She frequently travels to the UK to meet the authors and publisher of Jolly Phonics and to check on current research in this area. She developed and conducted her own programmes which are used with great success at her own centre in Australia and now in her licensed centre in Singapore. Victoria has conducted many professional training courses for teachers and parents in Australia and SEA, all of whom are attracted to her pragmatic and clear approach as it provides a clear pathway through the educational 'maze'. She has trained thousands of teachers and educators for more than 10 years jointly with September 21 Enterprise Pte Ltd in Singapore. Her workshops are so popular that she has now committed to travelling to Singapore 4 ties annually to conduct the highly successful Jolly Learning training workshops. Her workshops are attended by participants from all over the Asia Pacific region. Victoria is convinced that Jolly Phonics is the most effective literacy programme available to teach literacy skills and was featured on the TV current affairs programme, Today Tonight, to demonstrate and discuss the approach. Her 2-day Jolly Phonics and Grammar course in Singapore is approved for funding under the Singapore Skills Future Fund.

Khushbu Porwal

Email: porwal.khushbu@gmail.com
Phone: +65 86217303
Travel info: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and India, and other South East Asia countries.
Website: phonicsessentials.com

Khushbu is an Early Childhood Educator and MOE Registered Instructor in Singapore, as well as the Founder of Phonics Essentials. She has 14+ years of rich experience in teaching English/phonics education to teachers, parents and speech & occupational therapists across South Asia; particularly Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and India. She has presented her work at an event on Teaching Phonics to children with Special Needs, which was attended by thousands of teachers and parents across the world. Currently, she is supporting various NGOs and schools in using the Jolly Phonics and Grammar programme.

She is considered to be the key contributor to teaching Synthetic Phonics in various schools in Singapore and Indonesia. During her initial years in teaching, she realised that most children, irrespective of urban or rural backgrounds, had difficulty reading English, leading to milestone delays in their academics. Her quest for an effective reading program that has a simple, systematic and fun-filled approach to learning led to Jolly Phonics – a child-centered and multisensory reading and writing program for English literacy. Hence, she strongly believes that anyone, regardless of age or background, should be given the opportunity to learn to read.

Slovakia

Viera Machálková

Email: educationinitiative.eu@gmail.com
Phone: +421 902 325 787
Travel info: Slovakia
Website: jollyphonics.sk

Viera Machálková, has been using Jolly Phonics since 2010. Currently, she teaches Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar and Jolly Music in her own language school Jolly Phonics Center in Slovakia. She believes that Jolly Phonics is the best phonics scheme she has ever seen as it makes the children feel so enthusiastic and confident about reading and writing.

She especially promotes Jolly Phonics as a program for EAL (English as Additional Language) learners at the Basic Schools around Slovakia and Czech Republic.

South Africa

Valma Adams

Email: jpjgjm4africa1@gmail.com
Phone: +27 84 208 3614
Phone: Jolly Phonics Helpline, South Africa +27 73 521 8890

Cape Town
Valma Adams has considerable teaching experience in both Cape Town and the UK. She first used Jolly Phonics in 2002, teaching in Birmingham, continuing with it on after returning to Cape Town. She consistently sees her pupils enjoying the learning the skills and quickly reading and writing form using Jolly Phonics. They want to write stories and read aloud it to anyone who will listen!

Valma has spent the last few years working closely with a team of trainers in South Africa and with Universal Learning Solutions to support the adoption of the programme in the Western Cape.

Tarryn Frost

Email: tarrynfrost@gmail.com
Phone: 082 488 4711
Travel info: Across South Africa

Somerset West, Cape Town
Tarryn is a BEd qualified Educator with 7 years experience in the Foundation Phase. She currently teaches Grade 1 and also holds responsibility as Grade Head. Tarryn has been using the Jolly Phonics programme for over 3 years and has seen tremendous results in her students' ability to read and write.

What Tarryn loves most about Jolly Phonics, is that it is engaging for young children and appeals to various learning styles. The children she teaches are learning valuable skills while having fun! What impresses Tarryn the most, is that after only the first 12 weeks of learning the letter sounds, children are able to decode words successfully as well as form letters correctly. By the end of Grade 1, they are confident readers who are able to read and write at an increasingly higher level than taught through any other programme.

I believe in Jolly Phonics and have seen, first hand the wonderful way in which it develops a love and passion for reading and writing. Tarryn would love to share with others how using this programme will benefit the children each year, as well as improve ones own teaching methodologies and to share strategies to support children as they embark on their journey of reading and writing!

Stacey Brink

Email: staceybrinkjp@gmail.com
Phone: +27 83 775 9429
Travel info: Johannesburg and Pretoria - rest of South Africa upon request

Johannesburg
A native from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Stacey has been living in Gauteng for 18 years, and Johannesburg specifically for the past three. She studied at the University of Pretoria and obtained her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Foundation Phase in 2012. Stacey has been teaching for the past six years, teaching Grade R in Pretoria before moving to Johannesburg and now teaching Grade 1.

Stacey fell in love with Jolly Phonics when she saw not only the amazing results the programme offers, but also the pure enjoyment the children experience while participating in the programme. She has seen her strong learners soar to new heights and her weaker learners achieve results in their reading and writing that they would not of ordinarily been able to achieve.

Jolly Phonics breeds confident readers and writers in the youngest of children and Stacey is excited to share her passion for the programme during her training sessions. She hopes to instil this passion in other educators so that the magic of Jolly Phonics may be given to all children in South Africa!

Mashudu Collet Nebutalu

Email: mashudunebutalu@gmail.com
Phone: 0796590475
Travel info: In Cape Town and upon request for rest of South Africa

Cape Town
Mashudu has been a teacher intern for five years. She has recently finished her E.Ed Degree and has worked with all foundation phase grade levels, currently a grade three teacher. She began using the Jolly Phonics programme four years ago and she has seen excellent results since. The children can read and write using their phonic skills.

Mashudu is available to offer her knowledge on teaching Jolly Phonics, with a focus on the very beginning stages of letter and sound recognition, alternative spellings of sounds and the skills involved in reading and writing.

Carmen Renshaw

Email: crenshaw@roedeanschool.co.za
Phone: +27712829077
Travel info: Anywhere in the world!

Gauteng
Carmen qualified with an HDE Primary and has taught for 18 years, 9 of those in London. She has experience in teaching nursery to Grade 7. When teaching in the UK, she became a senior manager, and head of 7 subjects, as well as acting deputy head for a term. She has now returned to South Africa and is currently a Grade 0 teacher.

Carmen has taught Jolly Phonics for the last 5 years and has experienced the joy of seeing the benefits of this incredible programme. Because she has seen the benefits of the programme in her classroom, seen the joy it brings children, Carmen decided now it was time to become a Jolly Phonics Professional Trainer. She has used many different phonics programmes in the classroom, none of them has been as successful as Jolly Phonics. Because it is a sensory-based, fun and interactive programme, the children love it! The speed at which they pick up the sounds (naturally) and start blending, reading and writing are incredible to watch! By the end of Grade 0, all the children are reading and they are excited about their progress.

Carmen is passionate about Jolly Phonics and she wants to empower other teachers to access this incredible programme.

Liz de Gouveia

Email: liz@tline.co.za
Phone: 082 535 8641
Travel info: Anywhere upon request

Somerset West
Liz has a BEd (Honours) majoring in learning support from Stellenbosch University. She is a qualified pre-primary, foundation phase and special needs teacher, having worked in all stages of primary school in a variety of mainstream and additional support settings. She has also travelled throughout South Africa with an accreditation team so has a good sense of the overall educational needs. Liz has used Jolly Phonics successfully with a wide range of children. The results she has seen have been amazing, children engaging with the tactile cues and the musical aspect which accompany the stories.

Diana Johnson

Email: dianajohnson153@gmail.com
Phone: +254 745 720 362
Travel info: South Africa and Kenya; for other parts of Africa please enquire.

Based in Kenya
Diana has her B.Ed and has been working in the Foundation Phase for six years. During this time she has teaching Jolly Phonics, four of which have been in Bangkok, Thailand where she was teaching expatriate children and second language learners. Diana moved to Cape Town, South Africa in 2016 and taught 5 and 6 year old girls using the Jolly Phonics methodology. She saw fantastic improvements in language learning, as well as children learning to read and write from a very young age and enjoying the process.

Although Diana is now based in Kenya, she would love to share her passion for teaching Jolly Phonics with other teachers in and around Kenya and South Africa. She feels that Jolly Phonics is the key to improving the literacy rates in the country and is excited to be here to help anyone willing to learn!

South Korea

Yoonji Chung

Email: agapearoma@gmail.com
Phone: 82-10-9011-2531
Travel info: All of South Korea

Yoonji Chung is a preschool teacher in Agape Montessori Education Center since 2008. Before that she worked in Agape Language Institute 2007-2009 as a Jolly Phonics teacher. She has Association Montessori International (AMI) Certification for 3-5 years old children and a bachelor degree in Kyungbuk National University, where she did a double major in psychology and child-family studies, with a minor in English. She loves Jolly Phonics so much because it gives confidence to everyone – not just children, but adults too! She wants to help many people, especially children and teachers, to have confidence in English. She is eager to train more teachers because she believes that Jolly Phonics is the best way to achieve that; during her teaching experiences she has seen children and teachers who gained confidence in reading English words through Jolly Phonics.

Spain

Coral George

Email: jollyrevolution@gmail.com
Phone: 629 641 404
Website: coralgeorge.com

Madrid
Coral George is a world wide speaker, and a “Synthetic Phonics Ambassador” who works closely with Education Inspectors, Universities in various countries and Local Education Authorities.

Qualified as a teacher in Britain, she started her career teaching in England followed by some time in Egypt before finally joining the Spanish Ministry of Education/British Council “Bilingual Project” in 1998. While teaching infants with Jolly Phonics, Coral was amazed at the children's interest, progress and the high standards of literacy achieved by her students.

Coral was a pioneer, providing synthetic phonics teacher-training years before the Department for Education in UK. advised "Synthetic Phonics" as a prescriptive reading methodology.

Coral is also a TEDx speaker, empowering teachers through Synthetic Phonics. You can watch her TEDx Talk here.

Beki Wilson

Email: funphonicspain@yahoo.es
Travel info: Will travel anywhere
Website: funphonicspain.es

Madrid
Beki is a fully qualified and highly experienced infants and primary teacher; that has had excellent results when teaching English as a second language in Spain, through Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. As part of her role within the British Council/MEC bilingual project, she also taught Art and Science and fully believes that a more creative approach to teaching can motivate young learners in any educational setting.

Beki currently works as a full-time teacher trainer and Literacy Consultant for various schools, LEAs and universities in Spain. She also organises courses in Europe and her enthusiastic and lively seminars demonstrate her passion for effective teaching.

Beki also collaborates with Jolly Music Trainer Pedro Izuzquiza, as they both fully agree that being in contact with music has huge benefits for young (English) learners.

You can find Beki on Facebook here.

Yvonne Dalorto

Email: yvonnedalorto@gmail.com
Phone: +34 617881349
Travel info: Spain, UK and international
Website: facebook.com/purlepulpo

Yvonne is a former Head Teacher and Phonics Coordinator at a British School in Jerez, Spain (South). Yvonne qualified as a teacher in the UK, where she first started using Jolly Phonics in 1998 as part of the SEN provision before it was integrated into the 'whole school' approach.

She has been implementing Jolly Phonics and Grammar in bilingual schools in Spain since 2004 alongside teaching roles. Additionally she has travelled extensively providing teacher training internationally, to support curriculum alignment using Jolly Phonics and Grammar and exploring the diversity of the programme to use with different methodologies schools/educational facilities use, creative writing, reading extension activities, SEN support and using the range of resources to support the range of exams for the B1 - B2 exams and CLIL.

Yvonne has also worked with charitable trusts/organisations providing training and advice for projects as well as government incentives such as the Bilingual Project in Spain, BEDA, Junta de Andalucia, the Official School of Languages (Spain) and outreach projects in India and Asia.

Both training online and 'face to face' options are available, with workshops or training sessions curated to meet the needs of the teachers/educational facilities.

Premo de Graaf

Email: degraafpremo@gmail.com
Phone: (34) 608 196 973
Travel info: Located in Barcelona and willing to travel throughout Spain and Andorra
Website: facebook.com/syntheticphonicsspain

Barcelona
Premo “fell in love” with the Jolly Programme in 2008, since then she has been joyfully learning and growing with her Spanish speaking students. In her opinion, the multi sensory way of Jolly learning is a twenty-first century approach to the literacy process that each child has the right to go through with joy, and to inspire further love for reading.

She has focused her attention on both infant and primary years, not only teaching in different levels, but also coaching other English teachers to successfully implement the programme.

Ashley Louise Liney

Email: jollytrainerandalucia@gmail.com
Phone: (34) 644402309
Travel info: Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga, Murcia and Seville
Website: facebook.com/Teacherashle

Almería
Ashley is an experienced and qualified teacher. She has been teaching English to Spanish children for nearly 15 years and has been using her enthusiasm and knowledge, teamed with Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar to achieve remarkable results; in both infant and primary years.

During this time she has seen how Jolly Phonics has been strongly introduced into the nursery system here in Spain and has found herself deeply induced within this area and has observed very high results.

Ashley also prepares for Cambridge exams A1-C1 and has found a different way of correcting older students using phonetics and Jolly Grammar.

Mercedes Monteagudo

Email: Mercedes.monteagudo@ensiname.es
Phone: 886 319 051
Travel info: Galicia
Website: ensiname.es

Vigo
Mercedes is a qualified and highly experienced infant and primary teacher in second language learning. She has been teaching English to Spanish children, teens and adults for more than 15 years with great results in Jolly Phonics and Grammar. In 2010, she began her own language school Ensiname, where Jolly Phonics and Grammar are used starting at the age of two years old. Mercedes also prepares Cambridge Exams, Levels A1-C1 and Trinity GESE.

Mercedes is eager to help increase awareness of Jolly Phonics and Grammar in Galicia, as well as to help provide high quality phonics teaching for all levels.

Joanna Mateo

Email: joanna@itsoundsfun.com
Phone: (34) 686858145
Travel info: Spain
Website: itsoundsfun.com

Jerez de la Frontera
Joanna has been using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar with spectacular results in private schools and nurseries with children aged 2-12. Jolly Music is included in the programme at her own academy it SoundsFun. Joanna has a great enthusiasm to spread her knowledge and ensure the correct usage of all the jolly methods, within the English language teaching community across Spain.

Sandra Watson

Email: Sandrawatson_2000@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: (34) 690962080
Travel info: Spain and Morocco

Mijas
Sandra has been teaching Jolly Phonics and Grammar for 15 years internationally in Egypt, Korea and Hong Kong with outstanding results. Originally a qualified teacher from the UK, she has gained a PGDE from Hong Kong University in Learning Support and Literacy where she worked with the Hong Kong Government implementing Jolly Phonics in local primary schools. She was also a Cambridge Young Learner and IELTS Examiner in Asia. Sandra is an enthusiastic and experienced teaching professional and enjoys working with teachers to support their goals in their classroom.

Emma M Kneebone

Email: info@embschool.es
Email: info@emillsbooks.com
Phone: 657 265 895
Travel info: Will travel anywhere
Website: embschool.es

Guadalajara
Emma has taught in both British and Spanish schools for the last 21 years. She has worked with students of all ages, but is specialised in teaching early primary children. She has a successful working experience of Jolly Phonics and Grammar, focusing on the implementation of the methodologies with ESL students. Emma firmly believes that the secret of the methodology is in the fact that the authors of the programme are teachers! She also feels the dynamism ensures that all students are catered for, no matter how they learn.

After working full-time for over twenty years, both as a teacher and head of departments, she believes she can use and share her experiences, to train other teachers to love Jolly Phonics and Grammar and become more effective in their classrooms! Emma is keen to reinforce the training with advice on its implementation within schools or language centres.

Jana Mikulec

Email: funspace-logrono@gmx.com
Email: info@janamikulec.cz
Phone: 0034 608 433 751
Travel info: Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Website: funspace.es / janamikulec.cz

Logroño
Jana has always been interested in foreign language learning and teaching. Teaching English especially makes Jana feel like a fish in the water as she loves to transmit and share her passion for languages with others. Jana is grateful and happy to see that she can value other people's lives helping them to improve their English. For many years Jana has seen the amazing results of Jolly Phonics and Grammar with her students and in their lessons. She is enthusiastic to share her experiences with you!

Jana shares her working time in both Spain and the Czech Republic and is available for training in both countries.

Tania Asensi

Email: info@english4families.es
Phone: 637645513
Travel info: Across Spain
Website: english4families.com/jollyphonics

Valencia
Tania is a qualified and highly experienced English teacher. She has been teaching English to children, teens and adults for over a decade. She is an expert in official English exams preparation and has elaborated two language –learning books, along with creating content for a variety of other materials. Additionally, she founded the project English4families which helps families and trains nursery educators in how to use the English language with babies and toddlers on a daily basis. She is a qualified University Expert in CLIL and has successfully introduced science and biology using English as a vehicular language into her English lessons.

Her interest in helping children to read and write in the best possible way, lead her to learn and use Jolly Phonics. She has been delighted with the results and is totally convinced of the importance of using this methodology in all schools of Spain.

One of her mottos as a teacher is the saying: “teach me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I learn” and in her opinion, this essence is to be found in Jolly Phonics.

You can follow her on both Facebook and Instagram @english4families.

Fernanda Panzitta

Email: ayellen.fp@gmail.com
Phone: (+34) 617 921 618
Travel info: Spain, Argentina, and internationally on request

Málaga, Andalucía
Fernanda Panzitta is a graduate English teacher of ISP DR. Antonion M. Saenz and is currently specialising in the teaching of phonics and phonology to young learners. She has been teaching English in kindergarten and primary levels for the past ten years. When she became aware of the Jolly Phonics programme, she was delighted with the results from the method, and immediately decided to apply it with her own students.

Fernanda has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past five years, finding it the key to aid students in their reading and writing processes. She has found that children love learning a new sound every day and that they are the ones asking for a new sound as soon as classes begin. She has noticed a wide difference in the way students read, write and pronounce in English. She now cannot imagine teaching without this method.

Fernanda would love to share her experience and ideas with teachers all over the world. She strongly believes that synthetic phonics works with all types of students and she will provide teachers with warm support, guidance and ideas, showing her care for an effective teaching experience.

Sri Lanka

Kanthie Jayasekera

Email: kanthiejayasekera@gmail.com
Phone: 0094 77 630 6966
Travel info: Across Sri Lanka and Internationally

Kanthie is a Highly qualified in Pre/Primary Education and worked as a Head Teacher/ Teacher and Educationist, Obtained International Diploma from Association Montessori International Amsterdam, Netherlands. (2004 -2005) Kanthie is also a certified registered teacher having fulfilled the Entry Criteria in accordance with the Bench Marked Standards - for Elocution, Speech and Drama at the Institute for Examinations in English Music and Speech in Sri Lanka, and The Voice Over Festival of Performing Arts (Pvt.) Ltd. Sri Lanka - Member of The British Arts Festivals Association, UK’s Longest Established Festival Network.

Currently working as a Jolly Phonics and Grammar Instructor to International Schools in Sri Lanka. Worked as a Jolly Phonics Instructor at Trinity College Kandy Sri Lanka.She has been teaching children, Jolly phonics for 18 years and has seen that Jolly Phonics gives children the tools and confidence to read and write effectively, in which she uses these skills to run workshops on basic and advanced phonics with children aged 3- 16 years, of age.

She specializes in unique learning methods based on the individual needs of students alongside Jolly Learning which has led to an extraordinary results in written and spoken English. She now trains School Directors, Teachers and Parents on Jolly Phonics, and Jolly Grammar, so that the knowledge can be passed on to help more students achieve higher levels of English.

One month Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar - 2 days a week for Teachers.
Monday to Sunday Jolly Phonics and Grammar Training for Primary Children Grade 1 to Grade 6 on zoom and Physical classes.
One month Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar - 2 days a week for Teachers on zoom and physical classes.

St. Vincent & Grenadines

Elsa Jackson

Email: adeyahsvg@hotmail.com
Phone: 784 456 9356
Travel info: St Vincent

Elsa Jackson spent her formative years in England and has taught with Jolly Phonics for several years on St Vincent, in Kindergarten and grade 1. She now supports teachers from Kindergarten to grade 5 who have children struggling to read and she continues to use Jolly Phonics as part of the remedial programme.

Over the years of working with the programme she has been amazed at the performance of the students and the results achieved.

Sudan

Mrs. Opheera McDoom

Email: legacyschoolsudannews@gmail.com
Phone: +249 155 5065
Phone: +249 183 237 160
Travel info: East and North Africa and the Middle East, and the UK
Website: legacyschoolsudan.com

Khartoum
Mrs. Opheera McDoom, British, founded the Legacy School in Sudan in 2012, which has become one of the most respected schools in the country, known for excellence in reading. Since the beginning, Jolly Phonics and Grammar has been used as the primary literacy programme in the school.

She designed and taught training courses for Sudanese and U.N. journalists and press officers, advised and trained government officials in Libya, Sudan and South Sudan and undertaken training consultancies for the United Nations and World Bank. As a former journalist and head of Reuters office in Khartoum, Mrs. McDoom won awards including the United Nations Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Award, Reuters journalist of the year, and has been the Reuters nominee for the prestigious OPC award, the IWMF's Courage in Journalism award and the Prix Bayeux.

Mrs. McDoom is proud to be a Jolly Phonics Trainer, as Jolly Phonics has been the system used since starting Legacy School. She runs teacher training as well as Jolly Phonics courses and all her amazing teaching staff have had full Jolly Phonics training by her.

Visit the Legacy School Facebook page here.

Abeir Abdelrahman Yousif

Email: abeir.abdelrhman@gmail.com
Phone: 00249911487571
Phone: 00249999140302
Travel info: Will travel anywhere

Khartoum
Abeir, who has a bachelor's degree in English arts and literature, started her career as a teacher in 2012. She has been using Jolly Phonics in the classroom since 2014, and has been training parents and teachers in the programme since 2016.

She feels lucky to have discover Jolly Phonics, as it has made it easier to help children in learning to read and write in English through a fun and enjoyable method. She's now determined to help even more children, teachers and parents all around the world.

Taiwan

Cindy Pan

Email: tinytotsedu@gmail.com
Phone: (886) 3988 3434

Cindy Pan has 12 years experience lecturing at Tiny Tots Educational Supplies. For 3 years she has taught Jolly Phonics to students from K-3 (and elders 60 to 85 years old). Now she is presenting Jolly Phonics throughout Taiwan so every student can have a fun English learning experience.

Thailand

Raiwin Limpraphat

Email: raiwinlim@gmail.com
Phone: 061-624-7914.
Travel info: Across Thailand and South East Asia

Bangkok
Raiwin is currently a Jolly Phonics coach and PYP EAL teacher at the IB Trilingual International School in Bangkok. Mentoring struggling students brought her to attend Jolly Phonics courses and she gained one-on-one training from Sue Lloyd, the co-author of Jolly Phonics programme.

After successfully using Jolly Phonics for several years, she is thrilled to share fantastic results with other educators: Jolly Phonics has managed to help children and adults learn to read English with clear pronunciation in such a fun and easy way!

Sonyja Murphy

Email: murphy.sonyja.c@gmail.com
Phone: 094-426-0110
Travel info: Chiang Mai and Bangkok
Website: craftyjollyphonics.com/blog

Chiang Mai

Sonyja has worked in Bangkok and Chiang Mai international schools for many years and within this time she has witnessed how all students can achieve equally well using the Jolly Phonics program.

She believes wholeheartedly that the Jolly Phonics program provides its learners with the tools they need to independently read and write from the very beginning. At its core it aims to empower the learner.

Sonyja can provide half-day and full day in school Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar training workshops for teachers and parents alike.

Dott Sangthong Wirawattantana

Email: syntheticphonicsthailand@gmail.com
Phone: 6692 6546 159
Travel info: Thailand and Southeast Asia

Bangkok
Dott has had a wide range of experience in teaching English to young learners and university students, especially those who study and use English as a Foreign Language. With a Master of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), she is passionate about improving English proficiency. She is confident that synthetic phonics (specifically Jolly Phonics) is the right start for children.

Having carried out a research project in Thailand, Dott has seen tremendous improvement in her children’s enthusiasm to read English and their reading performance impresses her. She has continuously received positive feedback from the children, parents, class teachers, school principal to name a few. She is eager to spread the practicality of Jolly Phonics for both international and Thai school children.

(Nat) Natthawut Katechaiyo

Email: nutchaiyo01@gmail.com
Phone: 6687 0717 105
Travel info: Thailand & Southeast Asia
Website: napatsornalthaon.ac.th

Bangkok
Natthawut Katechaiyo holds a Master of Education in TEFL and is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration. His life is dedicated to educating children all around Thailand.Nat is a manager at Napatsorn School and Napatsorn Natthanon School in Thailand, where he is responsible for planning the curriculum and language programmes of students aged between 3-12 years.

Here he also held a research project using Jolly Phonics for Kindergarten 2, 3, and Primary 1 years. As his research has shown positive results of using Jolly Phonics, he hopes he can help both Thai and other children with Jolly Phonics.

Loch C Chapple

Email: info@jollykidsbooks.co.th
Phone: 089 499 4462
Phone: 094 242 8265
Travel info: Across Thailand, South East Asia and Australia
Website: jollykidsbooks.co.th

Bangkok
Mr. Loch Chapple is a qualified and experienced instructor who is known for his neutral accent, lively demeanor, and insightful experience. He has been presenting Jolly Phonics and Grammar workshops throughout Thailand, Myanmar and neighboring countries. His designs for hands-on workshops are well known for placing participants in the position of students, providing step-by-step, field tested guidance for problems common in the learning environment, and giving participants multiple opportunities to practice each skill in the seminar. These are the essential teaching strategies for teaching young learners with a progressive and proven methodology.

Many of Mr. Chapple's students who speak virtually no English whatsoever, make impressive progress under his tutelage.

He takes pride in the success of students that may have struggled at first. He believes that no students need be left behind.

In addition to being a certified Jolly Phonics and Grammar Professional Trainer, Mr. Chapple hone his extensive knowledge and experience by teaching primary school grades, as well as training teachers at both private and international schools throughout Thailand and neighboring countries.

Diane and Kevin Reilly

Email: diane.phonics@gmail.com
Phone: +66(0)97 360 5566.
Travel info: Thailand and the UK

Nakhon Si Thammarat
Diane has been teaching English in Bangkok for over thirty years to a cross-section of infant and primary students, before temporarily relocating to England with her husband Kevin. He has also been involved with children's education for over thirty years so they make a well-balanced team.

Diane was introduced to Jolly Phonics by Kevin and adopted the same whilst in the UK teaching, which benefited her greatly. On their permanent return to Thailand, where they started their own private school, Jolly Phonics was their method and programme of teaching offered to the students and parents. It has been proven to be a great success! The school has been prospering well for six years; in fact, going from strength to strength from using Jolly Phonics. They are now currently teaching adults individually the Jolly Phonics way, for their children's benefit and for those who wish to travel.

Doctor Martin Kozloff, Distinguished Professor of Education: If a child memorizes ten words, this means a child can read ten words. If a child learns of ten letters that child will be able to read 21,650 words.

That is the power of phonics; spelling enabling and quicker reading ability. Diane and Kevin combines the correct punctuation of the words along with an understanding of what has been read. Comprehension is vital for the reader to appreciate the beauty of the English language.

Diane and Kevin consider it best to make verbal contact with anyone interested in learning or improving their English for their own benefit, to teach others or to teach their children. They can tell you more about what they can offer to benefit you. Jolly Phonics is the launching pad for the future!

John Chambers

Email: johnnz1961@gmail.com
Phone: +66-988-248-261
Travel info: All of Thailand, other Asian countries upon request

Bangkok
Although John had heard of Jolly Phonics, he was not formally introduced to the programme until 2005 and then he was hooked! Jolly Phonics provided clarity in the very 'foggy' area of learning to read and write. The simple act of understanding that letters of the alphabet have sounds (as well as names) and blending those sounds to make words meant that children could read texts for themselves and write phonetically, that can be understood by the teacher. Jolly Phonics has given many children a sense of independence in reading and the confidence to give 'things a go'.

John is passionate about literacy and equally passionate about phonics, having spent over 27 years teaching children aged 4-15 both in New Zealand and across Asia. Phonics is only one component of a balanced literacy program, but a very important component.

Jay Richardson

Email: jay@eacschool.com
Phone: 087 123 8721
Phone: 0637452991
Travel info: All over Thailand and S.E Asia – Training available in either Thai or English languages
Website: facebook.com/eacbyjay

Nakhon Sri Thammarat
Jay has been teaching learners of all ages for over 20 years. He has spent the last 15 years helping design and establish effective language curriculum in schools all over Thailand, conducting well over 100 teacher training and professional development sessions in virtually every province. As a bilingual professional, Jay has led training for both Oxford and Cambridge publishing, the Thai MOE and Se-ed Publishing. However, his passion is Jolly Phonics.

Jay was introduced to Jolly Phonics in the UK over 15 years ago and immediately saw its potential as a fast track to literacy. Its multi-sensory style and fast pace is the perfect medium for engaging and developing young learners.

“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein

This is the motto of Jay's school and Jolly Phonics is the way he goes about this process. Students learn quickly, efficiently, correctly and, more importantly, with confidence and success. He has seen shy, nervous children walk in at the beginning of the year and in a very short time they are happy, knowledgeable and confident to learn anything sent their way. This is down a strong foundation in phonics.

Jay is bilingual and available to teach full training in either English or Thai.

Trinidad & Tobago

Jim Bourgeois

Email: jptraining@jetemail.net
Travel info: Caribbean

Jim Bourgeois has over 35 years experience as a teacher and school administrator in Canada. He has used Jolly Phonics for many years and more recently he has given training in its use.

He has seen the remarkable gains from this kind of teaching. He is originally from Trinidad and now based there again.

Coreen Kirton

Email: coreenkirton@gmail.com
Phone: (868) 778 7427
Travel info: Trinidad & Tobago, and international (especially Spain)

Port-of-Spain
Since 2013 Coreen Kirton has worked with teachers as a trainer and monitor. Her training is simple, yet detailed, and gives teachers the skills and purpose for their teaching. Many teachers say to her, ‘For the first time in (#of years) I feel like I am actually teaching children how to read.’ The confidence in children flourishes when they can blend sounds and say the words (especially those who had difficulty learning to blend) then move on to read books! Wow! Just unbelievable!

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Literatures in English and a Teacher’s Diploma. Her passion is to spread Jolly Phonics far and wide to ensure literacy for all. After your training, she is available to monitor teachers in their classrooms as she believes that monitoring is an integral part of the entire programme. Online training is also available.

So passionate is her belief in Jolly Phonics, that she has remade the old Chinese Proverb: Tell a child the words and he /she reads for a day. Teach a child the letter sounds and he /she reads for life. Learning is a life-long process that starts with a solid foundation. Let her help you achieve success and build a solid foundation with Jolly Phonics.

Turkey

Irene Baysal

Email: baysalirene@gmail.com
Phone: +1(949) 923-0746
Travel info: Turkey

Irene Baysal, a native of Southern California and UCLA graduate, taught EFL in kindergarten and primary schools abroad for 15 years. She is currently the director of a boutique home preschool in Southern California.

She uses Jolly Phonics in her classroom religiously and sees incredible results. She is very passionate about Jolly Phonics and is eager to provide training to teachers and schools to raise levels of literacy regardless of learning styles or difficulties. She sees how Jolly Phonics reaches different learning styles (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) through stories and songs that are fun and easy for children to learn and recall.

Irene has been enthusing colleagues, giving training presentations and speaking at conferences about Jolly Phonics to raise standards across the board.

Uganda

Agnes Nalubega

Email: nalubegaaggie@gmail.com
Phone: 011256782466446
Phone: 011704466446
Travel info: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania

Kampala
Agnes is from Kampala, Uganda. From a very young age, she wanted to become a teacher. Agnes holds a Bachelor's degree in Primary Education and has teaching experience of over 26 years. Agnes has worked in public, private and international school settings, with a concentration in early literacy skills, and has used Jolly Phonics for the past ten years. Seeing children who use English as a second language learn how to read early and improve their speech and comprehension skills is very fulfilling for her. Agnes is currently the Director at IGNITE JOLLY PHONICS FOUNDATION FOR UGANDA, serves as a Literacy Consultant for different Primary School Boards, and teaches language skills part-time at Fram Nursery vocational school, a kindergarten teachers' training institution.

Agnes would like to share her Jolly Phonics experience with fellow teachers, teacher trainers and parents within East Africa through hands-on workshops and training. This would, in return, help place a firm foundation in early literacy skills among children, thus combating the literacy problem that has remained an obstacle to many children's steady learning progress today.

Luwam Araya Bahlbi

Email: luwamarayajan@gmail.com
Phone: 0758802784
Travel info: Within Uganda or where training is required.

Kampala
Luwam Araya is an Eritrean teacher based in Kampala. She has a diploma form Fine Arts Institute and a Certificate in Early Childhood Developmental Psychology. She began using Jolly Phonics 13 years ago in Asmara, Eritrea. Through the years she was able to teach young children to be independent and more confident readers and writers. She could see all children are able to use sounds easily to identify and read words.

In Kampala, Luwam has been consulting, training and guiding teachers in both private and international schools on Jolly Phonics. She wants to enable teachers and schools to use the effective and fun Jolly Phonics synthetic approach for young and struggling learners to achieve better results, as she has previously seen.

Harriet Nayiga

Email: harrietnayiga8@gmail.com
Phone: +256778175584
Travel info: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania

Mukono
Harriet is a Ugandan from Masaka district. She completed the ordinary level of education and then completed a two year teacher training course at Nakaseke Primary Teachers College, under Kyambogo University. She achieved a Grade three Teacher's Certificate.

Harriet has worked with both private and international schools specialising in literacy skills. She is currently the Headmistress of New Horizon Nursery and Primary School and implemented Jolly Phonics seven years ago. She has said she will never look back because she has seen first-hand the amazing achievements in children's literacy skill. The parents and other teachers have been impressed at the way children from New Horizon schools read!

It gives Harriet great pleasure to share her Jolly Phonics experience with Headteachers, teachers, parents and training teachers. She will look to organise training workshops and catch-up seminars so that participants can have fun and success with teaching reading as she has been.

Irene Semakula Kiwanuka

Email: irene@ambrosolischool.com
Email: miimairene5@gmail.com
Phone: +256 772 537 321
Travel info: Across Uganda and all of Africa

Diplomat Zone Kampala
Irene is a KS1 teacher at Ambrosoli International School in Kampala, a school following a curriculum based on a combination of the National curriculum of England and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). She also has previous international teaching experience in Rwanda in a school that follows the IB program alongside Montessori teaching experience too. She graduated with a BA(Arts) degree in English Language Studies and Linguistics), a Montessori Nursery teaching Diploma in 2004, and a PGCE with the University of South Queensland in Australia, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree (Innovation to teaching and learning) with the University of South Wales.

Irene has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for 22 years, and Jolly Grammar for 6 years. She is really impressed with how well and quickly the children learn to read with confidence and how their love for reading and writing in English continues to improve. They enjoy reading and are proud of themselves in doing so; a pride shared by Irene as she sees amazing results.

She wants to help teachers and parents all across Africa share in the success of the programme.

Ineke Bloemendaal

Email: inekeinuganda@gmail.com
Phone: +31 622102165
Travel info: Uganda

Mukono

In the Netherlands I teach, for many years, children from 4 to 12 years old. Since 2011 I'm active in education in Uganda and started working with Jolly Phonics. I saw the achievements in children and love to see how children and teachers are more active and have fun.

Also the schools in the environment saw the great results in children, showed their interest and asked for help. I love to share my knowledge and that's how become a Jolly Phonics trainer. I'm in Uganda each year for three months.

Nasiib Kaleebu

Email: nkaleebu@gmail.com
Phone: +256776840640
Phone: +256772289211
Travel info: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan.

Kampala

Nasiib has over 10 years of demonstrable professional experience in teaching and training at elementary, secondary and University level. In collaboration with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and the National Department of Education in Papua New Guinea (January 2012 to December 2013), Nasiib used the Jolly Phonics approach to implement the SMS Story pilot – a randomized controlled trial that tested the effectiveness of sending daily text messages and lesson plans to teachers in elementary classrooms on children’s reading ability.

In Uganda, Nasiib is the founder and head of Greencare School, an early learning centre, where he has built the capacity of teachers in teaching with Jolly Phonics. This has contributed to amazing reading outcomes of learners at the centre. With Jolly Phonics' approach, the team at the centre has adopted the principle of “Leave No Child Behind” in reading.

Nasiib is also a Results-Based Management subject expert, and he has leveraged this expertise to design and implement robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track children and staff performance at Greencare School. He holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning; Master of Philosophy in Programme Evaluation; Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, and a Bachelor of Arts with Education.

Nasiib is happy to share this expertise with the Jolly Family and other teachers and schools.

United Kingdom

Clare Fulton

Email: clareafulton@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: 07947 368117
Website: teachyourchildtoread.biz

Scotland (Dundee)
Clare Fulton (BEd Hons) is a qualified nursery (Montessori trained) and primary teacher who has worked in a variety of mainstream and additional support needs settings. The first Scottish trainer for Jolly Learning, she has travelled throughout Scotland and internationally, providing Continuing Professional Development in Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar and Jolly Music. Clare has repeatedly seen the delight of parents and teachers as children have grown in confidence and self-esteem, having learned to read and write, using this extremely effective programme which works for all learners because of its truly exceptional, multi-sensory approach. Clare works with Scottish Book Trust and National Literacy Trust to promote literacy for all, was invited by the Ministry of Education in Oman to deliver training to its inspectors and trainers and has subsequently also delivered training in England, Egypt, Greece, Germany and Iraq. She is also a trainer for the UK Teachers' Academy.

Marj Newbury

Email: marjnewbury@gmail.com
Phone: 07742 636567
Travel info: Yorkshire

England (Leeds)
Marj Newbury is an experienced full-time teacher, wholly committed to Jolly Phonics. She has a wealth of knowledge of implementing successful phonic teaching in nurseries, reception classes, KS1/KS2 & Special Ed. She regularly speaks at higher education institutions, teacher training universities and conferences in the UK. Marj has worked all over the world, has written many published articles, and has been involved in phonics research. Alongside Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar, she also gives training in Jolly Phonics for the Whiteboard and Jolly Music. She is highly regarded as an enthusiastic and effective trainer.

Andrea Coates

Email: ayjcoates@gmail.com
Phone: 07906 342144
Travel info: UK and abroad

England (Wirral)
Andrea has taught Reception class using the Jolly Phonics scheme for many years which has enabled her to accumulate a wealth of experience. She sees Jolly Phonics as an invaluable tool, means and introduction to reading and writing in a positive and exciting way and which enhances the wonder of learning for many children. With each new cohort, Andrea has repeatedly witnessed the same enthusiasm as children participate and engage in a fun, multi-sensory approach to learning. Having previously been a Reception teacher, Head of Lower School, Governor and Director, Andrea is currently dedicated to delivering Jolly Phonics training internationally. Andrea strives to encourage teachers to become passionate in implementing the Jolly Phonics methodology in a practical and successful way within the class setting. Andrea has been delighted with the success stories from many teachers and Principles, and has had the privilege of delivering training in Nigeria, Nepal, China, Sweden and the UK.

Hannah Friedwald

Email: friedwaldfunphonics@gmail.com
Phone: 0208 732 8403
Phone: 07732 361019
Travel info: Greater London and the surrounding areas
Website: friedwaldfunphonics.wixsite.com/home

England (London)
Hannah Friedwald has been teaching phonics using the Jolly Phonics method in Reception for over 11 years. Through this experience Hannah has developed teaching ideas, games and interactive stimulating lessons for whole class and group work. Using Jolly Phonics, she has also been able to successfully integrate SEN children and struggling readers through fun and exciting multisensory activities, to enable easier progression which in turn promotes self-esteem.

Hannah can give Jolly Phonics training to equip staff with the skills and techniques required to teach beginner readers and facilitate progression in phonics and integration of Literacy through all other areas of the curriculum. You can check her website here.

Gemma Wilkes

Email: gwilkesuk@gmail.com
Phone: 01384 242548
Travel info: West Midlands

England (Dudley, West Midlands)
Gemma graduated with a BA(Hons) and a PGCE specialism in Early Years. During her time at university, Gemma came across Jolly Phonics and saw the potential of the programme in her teaching. She has taught in local primary schools for the past 18 years, as well as being Strategic Leader for EYFS, KS1 and English.

Gemma has used Jolly Phonics, and then Grammar during all of her teaching years. She has experience implementing the programmes in Reception, Year One, Two, Three, Four and Five in a number of schools across Early Years, KS1 and KS2. Jolly Phonics and Grammar has never ceased to amaze Gemma! "To think that a child can begin their formal education in September with little knowledge of reading, to becoming a reader and writer after just eight weeks is phenomenal" states Gemma. She believes that reading is the key to the world.

Gemma can offer support with setting up and implementing Jolly Phonics and Grammar in your school from Early Years through to KS2. This can include phonics training for teachers, teaching assistances and parents, alternative whole school Inset days, twilight sessions or specific training for individuals, year groups or phases.

Hannah Dillon

Email: dillon.jollyphonics@gmail.com
Travel info: London, the home counties, East Anglia

England (Cambridgeshire)
Hannah Dillon is a primary school teacher based in Cambridgeshire with a wide range of experience teaching with Jolly Phonics and Grammar. She is passionate about teaching systematic phonics and embedding this within a balanced and varied English curriculum. Hannah has a masters in Primary Education and has had experience of adapting Jolly Phonics for the different contexts while working as Director of Education at a charity school in Ethiopia. Although she had seen children loving learning with Jolly Phonics in London, she was amazed and excited how effectively the programme could be used for children with English as a second language in Ethiopia.

Hannah has taught in the UK for a decade in different classes across the primary phase. Drawing on these successes, she is able to inspire and equip teachers with the skills they need to teach the Jolly programmes effectively. Hannah is fluent in French and German as well as English and is available for in school training sessions across London, the home counties, East Anglia and online.

Ritu Bawa

Email: Info@rocknrollwithphonics.com
Email: rocknrollwithphonics@gmail.com
Phone: +91-9650773333
Travel info: U.K., India and Asia
Website: rocknrollphonics.com

England (London)
Ritu is based in NCR region (India) and also trains internationally, particularly in England. She has been successfully developing children’s reading, writing and literacy skills in her own centre “Rock n Roll with Phonics’ since 2012 and offering consultancy and mentoring services to a number of schools and institutes.

Ritu has been working as a pre-school teacher and a trainer for the past 10 years, in a prestigious chain of pre-schools across India. Additionally, Ritu has been training teachers since 2009 in areas of Synthetic Phonics, developing literacy skills and English as a Second Language. Ritu also embraces the diversity of teaching children with Special Educational Needs and designing an individual educational programme to suit and progress the child. Her ‘hands on‘ approach and dynamic delivery with children means that they are engaged and progressing with the Jolly Phonics multisensory method.

Furthermore, she has trained government and private school teachers, adult groups who aspire to learn and develop spoken and written English skills. Ritu is also a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner. She has worked with SSA in Meghalaya, where she has trained teachers from 500 different schools. She has also trained various teachers and children from renowned schools across India, in rural and urban areas.

Ritu has successfully completed the prestigious Cambridge certified, CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course. She has also Trained teachers from under privileged schools in Bangalore whilst doing her CIDTT (Cambridge International Diploma For Teachers and Trainers Certificate with a distinction in Design of Program). She continues to develop her knowledge and training experiences by participating in global events.

Shingi Benyu

Email: shingibenyu@gmail.com
Phone: 07979 353 665

England (St. Neots)
Shingi Benyu is a distributor and accredited trainer for Jolly Phonics in Zimbabwe. She holds a BA Hons in Health and Social Studies from the University of Luton in the U.K. and an advanced diploma in Special Needs from Stone Bridge College in the U.K. Shingi ran a school in Harare; Haverhill House in Zimbabwe for a number of years. She currently teaches Jolly Phonics at various private schools and has been using and teaching with Jolly Phonics for over three years. Her passion lies in an increased literacy rate for all children. With this passion and drive, she has seen children improve their literacy levels and gain confidence in their academic performance.

Shingi mentors and closely works with a team of marketers and has trained teachers and parents in over 100 private schools in Zimbabwe. She is spending some time in the U.K. and is ready to train you!

Tanya Haigh

Email: tlhconsultancy@gmail.com
Phone: 07383832460

England (Bristol)
Tanya qualified from the University of the West of England in 1997 with a BA Hons (QTS) and a specialism in English. She is an aspirational, visionary teacher with an unshakable belief in achieving high standards of education for all. She has supported, coached and mentored school leadership teams including SLT’s, subject leaders and class teachers in local authority schools and within academy trusts through a variety of education roles. This includes being a Specialist Leader in Education and as a Local Authority Teaching and Learning Consultant.

"I am first and foremost a teacher who believes in ensuring excellent outcomes for all. I have taught across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and my areas of expertise include phonic development and using these skills in reading and writing. I have had considerable experience using Jolly Phonics and Grammar – seeing children learn and embed these key life skills and enabling them to access the wider curriculum is a key driver in everything I do. I train and develop colleagues using highly effective interpersonal skills, building open and honest relationships, sharing subject knowledge and a passion for children’s learning. Training and support has been provided for all school stakeholders including Governors, Teaching Assistants and parents. I also hold the National SENDCo award and have significant experience of ensuring interventions match children’s needs."

Lisa Humpheryes

Email: lhumpheryes1.301@bdcs.org.uk
Phone: 0208 270 4940
Travel info: Barking and Dagenham / Havering / Essex / Thurrock / Redbridge and some parts of London
Website: rushgreenprimary.org.uk

England (Romford)
Lisa Humpheryes is a passionate teacher, specialising in the Early Years. She is a highly experienced LA moderator for the EYFS and an outstanding practitioner. Lisa is also a Basic Skills Assessor and an NPQML trainer.

Lisa is inspired by the structure of the Jolly Phonics programme and is fully supportive of its kinesthetic approach so that all learners are engaged and motivated. Lisa and other staff in the school where she works have modelled lessons for for the training and delivery of synthetic phonics and Jolly Grammar, to EYFS and KS1 practitioners from around the world. The school has also been involved in reviewing and trialling Jolly Learning materials. Further, Lisa has supported the development of EYFS provision and phonics development through training and mentoring in other schools. She has in depth subject knowledge and is passionate about all children becoming fluent readers and writers through the skilled delivery of high quality phonic lessons.

As a Senior Deputy Headteacher, Lisa has experience of developing the teaching of synthetic phonics at her current school and in her previous settings. Lisa has also had experience of supporting synthetic phonics development in other schools, including those in difficulty. Lisa has been a guest speaker at a Jolly Learning Conference and the school where she currently works is a Jolly Phonics partner school.

Tamsin Mason

Email: inspirationalideas1@gmail.com
Phone: 07896535177
Travel info: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby

England (Nottingham)
Tamsin has taught using Jolly Phonics for around fifteen years. She initially used the Jolly Phonics guidance to work my way through the 7 week basic code, learning the sounds and actions alongside the children. At the end of the first cycle it was evident how inspirational the programme was and she has used it ever since with foundation stage and year one children, always achieving outstanding progress and results using Jolly Phonics.

Her work for ten years as an AST has involved disseminating best practice in all areas. She has provided phonics training (in secondary schools too) and has spoken at Early Years conferences, courses and moderation events. Additionally, she has led presentations for parents so they can begin to understand how her schools teach their children to read and write.

Tamsin strongly believe that Jolly Phonics works so successfully because she teaches it within a rich, literate, play-based environment. Children have outstanding provision to learn the key skills of phonics and apply these skills in their independent learning in a range of classroom zones, always underpinning phonics and all early years teaching by providing a stimulating and imaginative classroom environment. She has taught using child-led and motivating topics, linking phonics to a rich literature based programme with inspiring books and open ended learning.

Vicky Hamer

Email: vicky@jibberjabberphonics.com
Email: jibberjabberphonics@gmail.com
Phone: 07939 814 830
Website: jibberjabberphonics.com

London
Vicky started teaching at an international school in the Maldives ten years ago. She has taught phonics to a wide spectrum of learners from very young to adults and where their first language includes Hindi, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Dhivehi and of course English. She feels that teaching phonics is a privilege for her. She has recently returned to England following a spell as a Pre-K teacher working at an international school in Murcia, Spain.

Vicky first learnt about Jolly Phonics when she was given the opportunity to attend a two-day workshop. Within a couple of hours of the workshop she realised how powerful Jolly Phonics is and after her first day she was teaching it to her students and saw a real difference to their English speaking, writing, confidence, and self-esteem.

Opheera McDoom

Email: legacyschoolsudan@gmail.com
Website: legacyschoolsudan.com

London
Mrs. Opheera McDoom has recently returned to the UK, having founded the Legacy School in Sudan in 2012, which has become one of the most respected schools in the country, known for excellence in reading. Since the beginning, Jolly Phonics and Grammar has been used as the primary literacy programme in the school.

She designed and taught training courses for Sudanese and U.N. journalists and press officers, advised and trained government officials in Libya, Sudan and South Sudan and undertaken training consultancies for the United Nations and World Bank. As a former journalist and head of Reuters office in Khartoum, Mrs. McDoom won awards including the United Nations Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Award, Reuters journalist of the year, and has been the Reuters nominee for the prestigious OPC award, the IWMF's Courage in Journalism award and the Prix Bayeux.

Mrs. McDoom is proud to be a Jolly Phonics Trainer, as Jolly Phonics has been the system used since starting Legacy School. She runs teacher training as well as Jolly Phonics courses and all her amazing teaching staff have had full Jolly Phonics training by her. She is now based in London, but continues to travel to Sudan for work.

Visit the Legacy School Facebook page here.

Yvonne Dalorto

Email: yvonnedalorto@gmail.com
Phone: +447731959473
Travel info: UK, Spain and international
Website: facebook.com/purlepulpo

Yvonne is a former Head Teacher and Phonics Coordinator at a British School in Jerez, Spain (South). Yvonne qualified as a teacher in the UK, where she first started using Jolly Phonics in 1998 as part of the SEN provision before it was integrated into the 'whole school' approach.

She has been implementing Jolly Phonics and Grammar in bilingual schools in Spain since 2004 alongside teaching roles. Additionally she has travelled extensively providing teacher training internationally, to support curriculum alignment using Jolly Phonics and Grammar and exploring the diversity of the programme to use with different methodologies schools/educational facilities use, creative writing, reading extension activities, SEN support and using the range of resources to support the range of exams for the B1 - B2 exams and CLIL.

Yvonne has also worked with charitable trusts/organisations providing training and advice for projects as well as government incentives such as the Bilingual Project in Spain, BEDA, Junta de Andalucia, the Official School of Languages (Spain) and outreach projects in India and Asia.

Both training online and 'face to face' options are available, with workshops or training sessions curated to meet the needs of the teachers/educational facilities.

Coby Hitchcock

Email: coby.hitchcock@gmail.com
Email: chitchcock@chantryprimaryacademy.com
Phone: 07495521750
Travel info: Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, North London

England (Bedfordshire)

I am a dedicated and passionate Assistant Headteacher, specialising in Early Years. I have taught Jolly Phonics for 10 years and currently Phonics Leader in my role. I love the Jolly Phonics programme and find that the multi-sensory approach to delivering sessions has a huge impact on all children, regardless of their barriers to learning. We use Jolly Phonics in a variety of ways across our school to support all children inclusive of SEND, EAL and disadvantaged. Jolly Phonics is a fantastic programme where all children have the opportunity to make rapid progress, enabling them to become fluent readers.
I can offer, fun, engaging training sessions to equip staff to feel confident in delivering Jolly Phonics/Jolly Grammar and any interventions. I can work with staff and children to model the use of the programme as well as ensure staff are confident in using Jolly Phonics resources to their potential.

United States

Deb Bible

Email: info@debbible.com
Phone: 1-630-270-5042
Travel info: Across the USA and abroad
Website: debbible.com

Georgia
Deb Bible has been a Jolly Phonics and Grammar trainer since 2003 and is now also a vendor for Jolly materials. She has used Jolly Phonics and Grammar in the general education and special education classrooms, and with small groups of students as a literacy teacher.

Deb witnessed substantial student growth in independent reading and writing while implementing Jolly Phonics and Grammar. She loves working with teachers and has given trainings for schools districts around the United States and presented at both state and national conferences.

Katie Kohn

Email: jollyphonics.katie@gmail.com
Phone: 949 545 8345
Website: usaphonics.com

California
With an MA in Education from California, Katie Kohn has taught in Los Angeles, at an International School in Helsinki, Finland, and in Ostrava, Czech Republic. She sees how Jolly Phonics reaches different modalities (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) with stories and songs that are fun and easy for children to learn and recall. She is enthusiastic and passionate about this teaching and she wants to enable other teachers, and children, to achieve with it.

Kris Casillas

Email: beereadingco@gmail.com
Phone: 815 509 3802

Central Illinois
Kris Casillas has been a Jolly Phonics and Grammar trainer since 2002, but used Jolly Phonics and Grammar in the classroom for many years. She has given trainings at numerous school districts around the Midwest, presented at the ASCD Pre K/Kindergarten Conference and used Jolly Phonics & Grammar in variety of setting (home & school). Kris has seen amazing transformations every year in her students reading and writing abilities. Kris has become the “New Face” of Bee Reading Company and ready to help out with all your Jolly Learning materials needs.

Sue Whittaker

Email: jollyreading42@gmail.com
Phone: 630-768-3767
Travel info: USA and Canada
Website: jollyreadingconsulting.com

Buffalo, New York, USA
Dr Susan Whittaker is currently a professor in the Early Childhood- Special Education department at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY. Susan recently retired from her role as Principal at Summit Academy, a school in Western New York that supports students with Autism, early intervention to age 21. She resides in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Susan was previously the Manager and Literacy Curriculum Coordinator at Arbourvale School in Slough, England. Susan works primarily with children with Autism where she uses Jolly Phonics to secure the reading skills of both verbal and non-verbal children. Susan has previously taught, for 17 years, kindergarten and early childhood special education in the US and Canada where she used Jolly Phonics as her foundation phonics program. As part of her doctoral dissertation (Ed.D), through Aurora University, Susan researched the use of Jolly Phonics as a whole-group curriculum and its use in small group reading intervention, with remarkable results. Susan continues to conduct ongoing research in the use of Jolly Phonics and offers support in the USA and Canada through her business, Jolly Reading Consulting, based in Niagara Falls, New York. Susan is eager to support school districts and teaches the full Jolly Phonics and Grammar program.

Patty Clark

Email: ionamacs@comcast.net
Phone: 847 776 1842
Website: pattyclark.edublogs.org

Trumansburg, New York
Patty Clark is a retired National Board Certified kindergarten teacher from Illinois who discovered Jolly Phonics through the influences of her husband, Terry. Patty began a solo Jolly Phonics crusade using student achievement results and classroom demonstrations throughout her district, local surrounding school districts and the Midwest. Her training sessions have proven that Jolly Phonics is the best program for all readers and writers, inspiring teachers to implement the program and even become trainers. Patty continues to consult for Jolly Phonics via email and phone in her new home in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Her speciality is setting up classrooms and demonstrating lessons with students!

Terry Clark

Email: ionamacs@comcast.net
Phone: 847 776 1842

Trumansburg, New York
Terry is a retired reading specialist, IT and resource center teacher who introduced Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar in Palatine, IL District 15. His determination and success developing readers and writers through Jolly Phonics put him in the forefront of his peers. He accompanied his wife Patty on many training sessions throughout the Midwest. Terry now resides in the Village of Trumansburg, NY, with his wife and Westie Fiona.

Barb Malinger

Email: bmalinger1@yahoo.com
Phone: 847 428 9193
Website: jollyliteracy.com

Chicago Metro area, Illinois
Barb Malinger is a reading specialist with ESL certification who has used Jolly Phonics since 2000 in her K-2 classrooms, with ELL students, and with small groups of struggling readers as a literacy teacher with outstanding success. She has over 25 years experience in pre-school, primary classrooms, and literacy teaching. Barb has been a trainer since 2003 and enjoys working with teachers conducting workshops and presentations in Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar for school districts in Illinois.

Barb is also 2013 Illinois Reading Educator of the Year

Gomathi Muniappan

Email: absolutephonics@gmail.com
Phone: 1-408-963-9989
Town: Cupertino, CA

Gomathi is currently a Special Education teacher in the Santa Clara County School district after completing her Master’s degree in Special Education. Her MA thesis project addressed California teachers’ perceptions, practices, and knowledge of phonemic awareness. She is passionate about increasing literacy rates with one classroom at a time and enthusiastic about spreading Jolly Phonics to more students and teachers.

Gomathi ran a very successful phonics center in India and also designed English curriculums that integrated Jolly phonics/grammar for schools in India. She has trained and supported teachers as they implemented the Jolly phonics/grammar curriculum successfully across many grades.

Irene Baysal

Email: baysalirene@gmail.com
Phone: +1(949) 923-0746
Travel info: California

California
Irene Baysal, a native of Southern California and UCLA graduate, taught EFL in kindergarten and primary schools abroad for 15 years. She is currently the director of a boutique home preschool in Southern California.

She uses Jolly Phonics in her classroom religiously and sees incredible results. She is very passionate about Jolly Phonics and is eager to provide training to teachers and schools to raise levels of literacy regardless of learning styles or difficulties. She sees how Jolly Phonics reaches different learning styles (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) through stories and songs that are fun and easy for children to learn and recall.

Irene has been enthusing colleagues, giving training presentations and speaking at conferences about Jolly Phonics to raise standards across the board.

Jennie Smith-Brock

Email: jennie@smithbrockphonicsconsulting.com
Website: smithbrockphonicsconsulting.com

Maine
Jennie Smith-Brock, owner of Smith-Brock Phonics Consulting, has run Jolly Phonics and Grammar workshops, including webinars, for teachers and administrators in dozens of school districts in Northern New England.

General education, Intervention, ELL, and SpEd teachers have found Jolly Phonics to be more effective than previous methods. “In my 36 years of teaching, Jolly Phonics is the program that has had the MOST impact for students.” - Kelly Rich.

Jennie’s workshops connect the Jolly Phonics program to the scientific research into how children learn to read and spell, and she provides lots of practical information about program implementation: “This training is the best professional development I have connected so much with in a long time. Throughout the training, I could picture which students would benefit from it and how I would use it effectively.” Shirley Dempsey.

Uruguay

Gabriela Remedi And Laura Bouzas

Email: gabriela.remedi@gmail.com
Email: labouzas@gmail.com
Travel info: All over Uruguay and abroad

Gabriela Remedi and Laura Bouzas are qualified teachers, with over 25 years of vast experience in the field of education.

Since the year 2009, in their role of coordinators of English at a highly prestigious bilingual school in Montevideo, Gabriela and Laura have established the implementation of Jolly Phonics as an essential component of the English Programme.

Having taught English to students of different ages, learning styles and needs both of them have collected all over the years sufficient evidence to prove that the Synthetic Phonics Approach has helped to boost students’ confidence and enthusiasm at the time of dealing with the reading and writing skills in the second language.

Being aware of the fact that the act of reading is the result of a combination of processes, which range from the most specific (segmentation and blending) to the most general ones (wholeness of words and phrases in context), they are fully convinced that children’s phonological awareness and phonological abilities play an essential role in learning to read.

Vietnam

Keith Tacey

Email: keithtacey@gmail.com
Email: keith@wordplayenglish.com
Phone: +84 976 178 444
Travel info: Willing to travel anywhere
Website: wordplayenglish.com/jolly-phonics-training

Hanoi
Keith Tacey has been living and teaching in Vietnam since 2009. He has managed several international schools including a kindergarten and a Montessori school. Keith is trained in Montessori, and he is certified in Secondary Education. He currently owns and operates Wordplay English Language School in Hanoi alongside his wife Huong, where they have more than 450 students studying EFL, Jolly Phonics, Reading, Writing, S.T.E.M and more!

Keith is passionate about sharing his love of phonics and reading with the teachers, students, and parents of Southeast Asia, working hard to instil the joy of reading that is typically only seen in Western cultures. If you are looking for thorough Jolly Phonics professional development, then look no further than Teacher Keith!

Zambia

Sheba Kafwimbi Moyo

Email: shebakafwimbi@gmail.com
Email: sheba@beyondourselves.life
Phone: +260 966 185 258
Phone: +260 950 021 902
Travel info: Zambia, Europe, UK and Eastern, Central and Southern African countries

Ndola, Copperbelt Province
Sheba is a qualified Early Childhood Education Teacher Trainer who holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education (Civic Education and English). She has over 11 years of teaching experience and began using Jolly Phonics almost 3 years ago. She instantly saw an amazing difference in results after using Jolly Phonics. Sheba has seen children progress a number of reading levels within just six months of using the programme. Not only has she seen how it shapes children into competent readers, it also gives them the confidence to attempt to read words that they have never seen or heard before. Jolly Phonics essentially equips her students with the skills to explore the world of reading on their own.

Sheba can offer training in Jolly Phonics, teaching the five basic skills of the programme. She is available to give tips on classroom management and classroom based activities that teachers can do in both small and large classes.

Dan Whitcombe

Email: dan@beyondourselves.life
Email: djwhitcombe123@gmail.com
Phone: +260 961680149
Travel info: Within Zambia

Ndola
Dan first used Jolly Phonics when teaching Reception in 2002. After 10 years of teaching in the UK, Dan moved to Zambia where he now oversees the operations of Beyond Ourselves; an education charity that gives professional and financial support for community schools, and offers training in primary schools across Zambia. Beyond Ourselves have been piloting Jolly Phonics for the Zambian government since the start of 2018 and have seen tremendous results in participating schools.

Zimbabwe

Shingi Benyu

Email: info@jollyphonicszim.co.zw
Phone: +263 719993333
Travel info: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and U.K.
Website: jollyphonicszim.co.zw

Harare
Shingi Benyu is a distributor and accredited trainer for Jolly Phonics. She holds a BA Hons in Health and Social Studies from the University of Luton in the U.K. and an advanced diploma in Special Needs from Stone Bridge College in the U.K. Shingi ran a school in Harare; Haverhill House in Zimbabwe for a number of years. She currently teaches Jolly Phonics at various private schools and has been using and teaching with Jolly Phonics for over three years. Her passion lies in an increased literacy rate for all children. With this passion and drive, she has seen children improve their literacy levels and gain confidence in their academic performance.

Shingi mentors and closely works with a team of marketers and has trained teachers and parents in over 100 private schools in Zimbabwe. She is now ready to train you!