About Us

Management Team

Developing successful programs for preK through 12 and higher ed.

Eduardo Aparicio

A veteran of over 25 years in the publishing industry, Eduardo has created award-winning products for preK to 12 and higher ed in English and Spanish. He has a BS in Linguistics from Georgetown University and an MBA from UT-Austin McCombs School of Business.

Patricia Fontanals
Editorial Director

Patricia has over 15 years of experience in the publishing industry, as a writer, translator, content editor, and manager. Patricia holds a BA in Sociology and an M.Ed in Bilingual and Bicultural Education from The University of Texas at Austin.

Sue Ornelas
Director of Operations

Sue is an experienced managing editor/content manager who has worked in the field of educational publishing for over 25 years. She holds a BA in English from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Pedro Urbina
Editorial Director

Pedro is a strong advocate for learning in multiple languages, social equity, and recognizing that every child can learn. His 25+ years as an editor in educational publishing cover all learning and curriculum levels—preK to 16. He holds a BA in Spanish and History from Tufts University.

Liliana Valenzuela
Director of Translations

A native of Mexico City, Liliana Valenzuela has translated over 30 books, including authors Sandra Cisneros, Denise Chávez, Julia Álvarez, and others. She is certified by the American Translators Association, and holds BA and MA degrees in Anthropology from The University of Texas at Austin.

Lana J. Cox
Sr. Project Manager

Lana has over 21 years of experience in educational publishing as a graphic artist and project manager for print and digital projects. Over the years, she has outlined and managed large and small projects ensuring they remain on time and on budget. Lana studied Art & Design at ACC and took Online PMP courses at Boston University.

Lindsay Puente
Spanish Editorial Content Lead

Lindsay holds a PhD in Comparative Literature with a Spanish Emphasis (UCI), and has been teaching Spanish as a World Language for over 15 years, as well as Latin American Studies, and Latin American Literature. She has been creating quality materials for the classroom since 2003.

Katie Auffinger

Katie holds a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from Wesleyan University and an AM in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. She has taught both Spanish and English, has worked as a translator, copy editor, and tutor, and has extensive experience living abroad.

Claude Cielonko
Manufacturing Specialist

Claude has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, specializing in manufacturing. He holds a BS in Industrial Technology, Graphic Arts Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Jane Archer Feinstein
Lead Editor

Jane has 20 years of experience as a writer, editor, and manager, creating English Language Arts print and digital materials. She holds a PhD in American Literature from The University of Texas at Austin and has taught Composition and Literature.

Our Associates

We Are Local.

Our teams of talented writers, translators, and editors across the US are experts in meeting the educational needs of students and teachers in preK-12 and include current and former teachers.

And We Are Global.

Our associates in Latin America provide Spanish translation and editing services. Associates in New Delhi provide design, production, and digital services.