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Meet the Team


We believe that literacy and life chances go hand in hand. Meet our dedicated team, all of whom are passionate about helping our customers benefit from the impact Lexonik has on learners worldwide.

Katy Parkinson

Katy Parkinson

Founder Director

Katy is the inspiration behind and creator of Sound Training. Prior to developing the programme she was a Senior Learning and Language Advisor in a large urban unitary authority. Katy has 27 years’ teaching experience, specialising in supporting pupils with dyslexia. She holds a Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Special Education, a PGC in Dyslexia and is an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA).

Personal mission: to enable every child to fulfil their potential

Claire Preston

Claire Preston

CEO

Claire is the driving force behind the growth and development of the company and those within it. Passionate about education, personal development and raising standards, Claire brings 30 years’ experience in teaching, training and management to the role and is committed to channelling her leadership experience and expertise to lead the whole company to success in existing and new sectors.

Personal mission: to lead the company in enabling every child to fulfil their potential

 

Anne Wassell

Anne Wassell

Training and Development Manager

Anne has previously held roles as Vice Principal, Director of Studies and SENCO and uses this experience to monitor and develop quality and training processes and activity, which are paramount to the consistency, success and potential growth of both Lexonik and Sound Training.

Lisa Parkinson

Lisa Parkinson

Training Manager

Involved in Sound Training from the start, Lisa is a qualified teacher, who brings huge passion and commitment to the recruitment and training of our national team of teachers, ensuring standardisation of delivery and impact of Lexonik in the UK and internationally.

Michelle Hicks

Michelle Hicks

Business Growth Manager

Michelle brings her 20 years’ experience and understanding of the demands on schools and teachers to the team and is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the business. This includes ensuring customer service and support of the highest standard. 

Sarah Ledger

Sarah Ledger

Curriculum and Professional Development Lead

Sarah has previously held roles of Deputy Head Teacher for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Assistant Head Teacher, Head of English and brings over 20 years of curriculum, teacher training, leadership development and classroom experience to Lexonik.  Sarah is passionate in empowering and inspiring teachers and learning facilitators to maximise their performance in order to allow students to exceed their potential.

Gemma Bell

Gemma Bell

Reception/Administrative Assistant

Gemma combines her computer and communication skills to provide administrative support to the business. MHFA Youth qualified, Gemma has previously devoted time to a children’s mental health charity and worked within a school. Her experience has reinforced her belief that education plays a part in deterring issues. With Lexonik, Gemma thinks she has found the opportunity to apply her skills while fulfilling a desire to better the lives of others.

Ranjith Dinakaran

Ranjith Dinakaran

KTP Associate

Ranjith has recently completed a PhD at Northumbria University in areas related to artificial intelligence and has experience in application development for education. Working in partnership with Teesside University as part of a Knowledge Transfer Programme, the aim is to bring and develop expert knowledge in machine learning to the team and create state of the art digital solutions to complement the Lexonik portfoliio – watch this space for Lexonik Digital!

Sarah McNeill

Sarah McNeill

IT Project Manager

Sarah has a masters degree in computing with experience of software development for sector applications.  Passionate about technology and innovation, Sarah works closely with the team to support and deliver the digital vision for our literacy developments.
Lynne Plunkett

Lynne Plunkett

Directors' PA

Lynne brings over 25 years of administrative experience to her role as PA to the Directors. Her invaluable skills support the Directors to work towards company goals both generally on a day to day basis as well as with specific projects.

Marcela Willis

Marcela Willis

Training and Recruitment Coordinator

Marcela is Sound Training’s recruitment and training officer. A qualified TESOL Teacher from the Czech Republic, she has always been fascinated with English language and literature. Marcela works within the operations team to support recruitment and training.

Tina Trotter

Tina Trotter

Office Administrator

With a background in administration and clerical work for the past 15 years, Tina maintains the efficient running of the office. She supports the team with administrative functions on a day to day basis.

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