Meet our Team

Team headshot for Jo-Anne Dooner.

Jo-Anne Dooner – Curriculum Director

A teacher for over 30 years, Jo-Anne has taught in Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Hong Kong across the PYP, using the National Curriculum of England and Wales and the state mandated curriculums of Australia. Having worked as a deputy head and a literacy coordinator she has a deep understanding of how to lead literacy development, as well as how to teach it.

Jo-Anne is the co-founder of Get Reading Right and devised Get Reading Right’s Synthetic Phonics, comprehension, guided reading and spelling programs. She is known for her “teacher friendly, no nonsense approach” which inspires teachers to get up and do it.

Team headshot for Justin Caban.

Justin Caban – Literacy Consultant – NSW

Justin Caban has been a K-6 teacher, Assistant and Deputy Principal in multiple schools throughout Sydney. His expertise is in: the authentic assessment of teaching and learning in school structures, implementation and analysis of student, teacher and whole school data and the development of effective pedagogical practices within teachers. He is also an expert in Synthetic Phonics and Get Reading Right after leading Blaxcell Street Public School in their implementation of the program.

He is currently working as an educational consultant in a range of National Partnership schools throughout Sydney. His primary focus is on improving the literacy performance of all students, with Synthetic Phonics at the core.