Jill Stribling is the owner and founder of English for Fun, passionately educating with respect for children for 23 years, and a mother of two THRIVING bilingual future adults. She is dedicated and inspired by empowering children and families through FEAR elimination. Jill developed the methodology for English for Fun language academy and began her entrepreneurial journey as an Expat in 2008 where 5000+ children have successfully learned to live in English. She proves that with curiosity, confidence, determination, resilience and GRIT, anything is possible! You can find Jill Stribling on Linkedin and Instagram at@lifeforfun_es
“Born & raised on teams where women support woman to WIN”
Sara Hermida has been a loyal employee at English for Fun since 2011 and has gone through all teaching and admin positions in the organisation. She has a degree in Psychology with a specialisation in Educational Psychology and is passionate about children and their learning. She was brought up in an international environment with an American education and English for Fun reminds her of this. Now she is dedicated to the families at the school and to bringing English for Fun to as many students as possible so that more people can benefit from this special community. She enjoys good food, travelling, and reading.
Yolanda Frey was born in Madrid but grew up on the beautiful island of the Caribbean, Dominican Republic. Daughter of a Dominican / American mother and a Spanish father always experiences a great curiosity to learn about different cultures. She has been working in English for fun since 2015, she has never worked in an American School before, since she studied Hospitality and tourism in her hometown but fell in love with the English for Fun methodology and thought that this was her place. As a mother of two children she is passionate about working with children and is very committed to families, understands their needs, is decisive and is full of joy.
Luisa Rodriguez is a proud teacher at English for fun. Starting her career in Latin America and having been and taught in almost every continent, has discovered different passions when it comes to teaching. She is committed to study and understand the CREATIVITY in education as an important tool of community development, and also runs the Parent Education project INFANTOPIA based on the values of modern parenthood and consciousness. You can listen to her podcast in Spotify, and follow her on instagram @infantopia and on LinkedIn. (Linkedin Luisa Rodriguez)
Adriana Machado is a multidisciplinary artist with ten years experience that has been dedicating herself to sharing her joy and knowledge through education for the last few years. She’s an award winning ceramist and a painter with a passion for an open ended education, helping push children’s minds for creative and critical thinking. Being a bilingual Venezuelan woman, she’s an example of perseverance and an inspiration for future generations! You can find out more about her artistic work on Instagram at @adrianamachado_studio
Tania Hermida has the spirit of a young child and loves being loud and silly, which helps her connect with young children. She feels very deeply about respecting and valuing children’s capabilities, and teaching them to self-reflect, think critically, and develop a positive mindset. She has studied, worked and taught in international environments her whole life, and speaks 3 languages fluently. She is passionate about embracing new challenges, and gets very excited about yoga and mindfulness, vegan baking and nutrition, STEAM learning, and lately potty training. She has been growing as an educator and a human being while working at English for Fun for the last 7 years, and feels very proud to be a part of such a loving and innovative community.
Heather Porteous has a masters in Child Development. She started teaching because her mother was a preschool director and seeing how excited, creative and passionate she was everyday inspired her. She has a special affinity for working with the Reggio-Emilia Approach—it has been a very powerful way to help young students explore the world in meaningful ways. It also allows her to facilitate children’s learning in fun and creative ways.
Heather uses her creativity and knowledge about how people learn to be the best teacher she can be. Heather works on creative education based projects like creating a preschool library and art studio.
Laura Garcia Fazzorali
Laura Garcia is from Venezuela, although having lived in the United States for 9 years and working in American environments since, she is a little bit of a cultural hybrid. She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Psychology, which she always planned on using towards child development and education. She is very passionate about teaching because it allows her to help children find who they are meant to be, to reach their potential, to grow in happiness and self-love, with confidence and independence. It is the most important and rewarding job, since she gets to be a part of shaping our world’s future adults. Starting something new and having a new teacher often brings feelings of excitement and anxiety, but her goal is to create a smooth transition and a safe space for us to work together and take advantage of this learning opportunity»
Abigail Williams comes from the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago. She has been teaching early learners for over twenty years in England, Germany, and all over Madrid, which is where she calls home. She absolutely love working with children, and throughout the years, she has gathered a lot of ideas and learning techniques that have contributed to making the classroom a world of excitement and fun for all ages.
Rossana Milli is a dedicated teacher with over 10 years of experience in the Early Childhood setting; having worked in her native Venezuela, Italy and now Spain. Her academic background is in Business but found her true calling while working part-time in an English after school workshop for children. She later completed her Masters in International Education and has never looked back. Speaking four languages she believes children should from an early age become «citizens of the world». Her learning philosophy is that children learn and become engaged in their own learning when being in a fun, respectful and loving environment.
Stephanie Cupellini is a loving and dedicated teacher at English for Fun. She comes from Venezuela, and has a degree in Pedagogical Sciences, with five years of experience in bilingual preschool education in her native country. She is passionate about teaching English in a fun way, encouraging kids to develop their creativity as much as possible. For her, love and respect are the two key pillars for teaching.
Gabrielle Salla is an experienced professional in communication sciences with a diverse and creative background. Her passion for working with children started when she was one herself and having done a lot of volunteering work around the world, living in six different countries throughout her life and speaking four languages has shaped her into the thoughtful dynamic teacher that she is, being able to adapt herself to each child’s learning process.
Andrea or well known as Andi is originally from Manila, Philippines. She holds a degree in Psychology with specialization in Developmental Psychology as well as a TEFL qualification. She worked as School Psychometrician in one of the most prestigious schools in Manila (St. Scholastica’s College) before she got married and moved to Madrid, Spain. She is now a mother to her daughter and has been working with the 1-2 year olds at English For Fun since 2017.