Karen Bridges is an experienced British teacher who has spent two years teaching in a village school in the Ashanti region. Not only has she taught with Jolly Phonics but she has trained the local teachers. She saw literacy rates in the school jump from 2% to 50% in just one term. Now she gives training more widely in Ghana, and balances her time between Ghana and the UK.
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.
Roberta has over sixteen years of teaching experience in both the public and private sectors of education in Ghana. She has been teaching adults and children with reading challenges with Jolly Phonics and has observed that these group of people who have been introduced to Jolly Phonics see a tremendous increase in their level of reading, enthusiastic about reading and find reading meaningful and interesting. Roberta graduated from the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana.
Janet graduated from the University of Ghana with B.A.(Hons) in Spanish and Political Science and also has a French background. She has helped set up a number of preschools where she introduced and trained teachers to useJolly Phonics. Janet has a training centre where courses are taken by children and adults learning to read and write English, information on trainings are found here. She has done a course in Basic Montessori and recently completed a course in Psychology and Fundamentals of Storytelling in Education for Teachers and Trainers. She is eager to help bring better quality teaching to every school in Ghana. She can offer training anywhere in Ghana, or beyond.
Evelyn is a professional teacher who graduated from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. 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 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!
Emefa Gyamfi graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, with a Masters degree in Public Administration. She also holds B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Catholic University of Fiapre, Ghana as well as a Professional Certificate in Teaching. She has over 19 years of teaching and coaching behind her and a wide breadth of experience within the educational sector of Ghana. Currently she is the Assistant Director for Private Schools for the Ghana Education Service in the Prestea Huni Valley District of Ghana.
In addition to her role as Assistant Director for Private Schools, Emefa runs private Jolly Phonics driven reading clinics for underserved communities in Bogoso and Prestea in the weston region of Ghana. She has continued to chalk success for children in this regard. Her overriding passion is to obtain teaching skills and technologies that can maximise her ability to teach, train, mentor and coach public and private sector teachers in the promotion of literacy developments among children and adults with reading disabilities and/or foundation challenges.