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Meet the passionate team who is dedicated to advancing world language teaching and learning in the U.S. by creating authentic content and innovative technology while providing exemplary customer support to language teachers and students.
Meet the passionate team who is dedicated to advancing world language teaching and learning in the U.S. by creating authentic content and innovative technology while providing exemplary customer support to language teachers and students.

Sales

Hanne Sinclair

VP of Sales
hsinclair@klettwl.com

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Hanne Sinclair, VP of Sales, is a veteran educator with nearly 20 years of experience in the classroom and with administration. With an M.S. in Spanish Language Education, her practical experience includes teaching, developing curriculum, and administering educational programs for Spanish L2 Learners and for Heritage Students. A native Spanish speaker born in Mexico, Hanne is a passionate advocate for mulilingual and muliticultural education.

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Aisha Khan

Director of Sales
akhan@klettwl.com

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Aisha Khan, Director of Sales, taught and designed curricula for novice to advanced Spanish classes for 11 years. With an M.Ed in K-12 Teaching and Learning, a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Psychology, Aisha believes culture and language learning positively influence students’ development into global citizens. Having studied and worked in Spain, she is passionate about building language proficiency through cross-cultural learning experiences.

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Dr. Kathryn Miner

French, German, and Italian Sales Manager
kminer@klettwl.com

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Dr. Kathryn Miner, French, German, and Italian Sales Manager, holds a Ph.D. in French from Emory University, where she taught French language courses for 7 years. She has also worked for the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, partnering with cultural institutions and Alliance Française chapters across the Southeast. At KWL, Kathryn enjoys helping educators find materials tailored to their specific program goals and needs.

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Spanish

Rosalinda Freeman

K-12 Sales Consultant
rfreeman@klettwl.com

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Rosalinda Freeman, K-12 Sales Consultant, is a veteran Spanish language teacher with twenty years' experience. She is the founder of Magnus Language Institute, which provides language services in Phoenix, AZ. Rosi has a B.A. in European Studies and an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics. As a native Spanish-speaker, she is committed to building real-life language-learning for students of all levels.

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Kristi O'Connor

K-12 Sales Consultant
koconnor@klettwl.com

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Kristi O'Connor, K-12 Sales Consultant, has 7 years of teaching high school Spanish. Having received her B.A. in Spanish from WCSU, and her Masters in Education from Sacred Heart University has allowed her to continue her love for language learning. She has experience in curriculum writing as well as professional development presentations, and is very passionate about supporting teachers inside and out of the classroom.

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Katie Mickel

K-12 Sales Consultant
kmickel@klettwl.com

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Katie Mickel, K-12 Sales Consultant, received her M.A. in Hispanic Studies with a Spanish Linguistics concentration and was a college-level Spanish instructor for 7 years. With a strong background in SLA, Katie is passionate about creating classroom experiences that motivate, engage and inspire language learners through real-world application and authentic materials. She looks forward to empowering and supporting educators in this effort as part of the KWL team.

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Dr. Sara Stefanich

Higher Education Sales Consultant
sstefanich@klettwl.com

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Dr. Sara Stefanich, Higher Education Sales Consultant, holds a PhD in Spanish Linguistics with a focus on Bilingualism and Language Acquisition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having taught Spanish for 10+ years and served as a Language Program Coordinator, she believes strongly in the power of the language classroom to provide transformative learning experiences as well as foster an environment for social and linguistic justice.

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Sergio Troitiño

Higher Education Sales Consultant
stroitino@klettwl.com

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Sergio Troitiño, Higher Education Sales Consultant, holds a Masters degree in Spanish as a Second and Foreign Language from the University of Barcelona. He taught Spanish in Chicago and Barcelona for 6 years. He has worked as an editor, as an author, and as a teacher trainer. Additionally, he has experience with teaching materials analysis and design in master's programs at Nebrija University, Barcelona University, and SDI-München.

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German

Ryan Knott

K-12 Sales Consultant
rknott@klettwl.com

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Ryan Knott, K-12 Sales Consultant, is passionate about the intersection of learning and language. With a BA in German and MEd in Elementary Education, he has taught in classrooms ranging from preschool to high school in both urban and international settings. Ryan is always thrilled to collaborate with colleagues and clients to facilitate transformative educational experiences.

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Kathrin Frenzel-Luke

Higher Education Sales Consultant
kfrenzel-luke@klettwl.com

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Kathrin Frenzel-Luke, Higher Education Sales Consultant, received her M.A. in Second Language Acquisition from the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany. Her passion for sharing the German language and culture with others has led her to teaching German to all age groups and language levels. She spent the last 6 years teaching at The Ohio State University, where she assisted the Language Program Director as well as acting as Peer Coordinator.

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French

Dr. Kathryn Miner

French Sales Manager
kminer@klettwl.com

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Dr. Kathryn Miner, French Sales Manager, holds a Ph.D. in French from Emory University, where she taught French language courses for 7 years. She has also worked for the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, partnering with cultural institutions and Alliance Française chapters across the Southeast. At KWL, Kathryn enjoys helping educators find materials tailored to their specific program goals and needs.

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Italian

Dr. Teresa Sabbioni

Italian Sales Consultant
tsabbioni@klettwl.com

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Dr. Maria Teresa Bonfatti Sabbioni, Italian Program Consultant is a native of Northern Italy. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a focus on second language acquisition and bilingualism. She worked Italian Government, promoting Italian writers in the US. At Klett WL, she is excited to combine her passion for language teaching and learning at the college level, with her experience in marketing.

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Adoptions Department

Maggie Connell

Bids and Proposals Coordinator
mconnell@klettwl.com

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Maria Magdalena Connell (Maggie), Bids and Proposals Coordinator, holds M.S. in RESOL. She is an experienced bilingual educator with over twenty years of experience as a teacher, district specialist, and professional development consultant. Her most recent practical experience was establishing and overseeing the Dual Language program in a school district in Florida. Maggie is a native Spanish speaker born in Chile.

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Educational technologies

Aneesh Venkata

Educational Technology Manager
avenkata@klettwl.com

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Aneesh Venkata, Educational Technology Manager, is passionate about using technology to improve learning experiences. His experience includes working for a large education non-profit organization, web development, curriculum design, and teaching high school mathematics. A native New-Yorker, he has degrees from Amherst College (BA) and Relay Graduate School of Education (MAT). He is dedicated to finding innovative digital solutions.

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Tyler William Johnson

Educational Technology Specialist
tjohnson@klettwl.com

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Tyler William Johnson, Educational Technology Specialist, completed an M.A in German Language. He has taught German at the elementary and intermediate levels in the college setting, been a college Senator, and worked and studied in Germany. He is excited to work with all language learners and professionals with Klett World Language's diverse pedagogical mission.

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Marketing

María Jesús Abilleira

Marketing Director
mjabilleira@klettwl.com

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María Jesús Abilleira, Marketing Director, holds a BA in Spanish Philology and an MA in the Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language. She has extensive experience as a Spanish teacher and also as an editor in Spain, the UK, and the US. At KWL, she oversees the Marketing department and plans, directs, and coordinates all marketing efforts. She is fluent in Spanish, Galician, and English.

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Camila Wede

Marketing Coordinator
cwede@klettwl.com

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Camila Wede, Marketing Coordinator, recently finished her undergraduate degree in political science, from Northwestern College. She honed her design skills through various art styles including theater, which allowed her to travel across the United States and to Ethiopia. Having studied language and culture in school, she is looking forward to fostering and promoting foreign language education through Klett World Languages.

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Operations

Tomasz Cebrat

VP of Operations
tcebrat@klettwl.com

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Tomasz Cebrat, VP of Operations, was born and raised in Poland, obtained History degrees from Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis, has lived in Britain, studied at Sciences Po in Paris, and conducted extensive research in Israel. Besides Polish and English, Tomasz speaks French, Spanish, Hebrew, and German. He is committed to enabling teachers, students, and his colleagues to succeed and flourish across boundaries.

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Anett Rollin

Operations Specialist
arollin@klettwl.com

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Anett Rollin, Operations Specialist, is a German native and joins us with a thorough understanding and appreciation of the foreign language learning community. In her previous role as a German Language Program Coordinator she honed her attentiveness to the needs of young and adult students but more importantly: to the needs of teachers who she considers the core of each class and program.

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Alexis Pinzon

Business Development Analyst
apinzon@klettwl.com

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Alexis Pinzon, Business Development Analyst, is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she studied International and Area Studies and Spanish. Alexis is an advocate and champion of real-life language learning thanks to her experiences in Spain, Chile, and Switzerland. Alexis is passionate about the importance of intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy and being a global citizen. Alexis speaks Spanish, French and some Tagalog.

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Priscilla Pangestu

E-commerce and Educational Technology Assistant
ppangestu@klettwl.com

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Priscilla Pangestu, Ecommerce and Educational Technology Assistant, recently graduated from Dordt University, where she studied History and International Business. Born and raised in Indonesia, Priscilla has always lived in multicultural settings and often has to interact with people from different backgrounds, making her a firm believer in life-long language learning. She is also passionate about promoting multiculturalism and global citizenship through cultural immersion.

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Editorial

Eduard Sancho

K-12 Editorial Director

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Eduard Sancho, K-12 Editorial Director, holds a Degree on Translation and Interpreting from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (Spain). He has also studied at the University of Nottingham (UK), the University of Salford (UK) and the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France). He has extensive experience leading K-12 editorial teams and was, from 2007 to 2014, the Editorial Director of PONS Idiomas, a leading language publisher.

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Agustín Garmendia

Higher Education Editorial Director

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Agustín Garmendia, Higher Education Editorial Director, holds a degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona and has also studied Translation in the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has been leading editorial teams for over 15 years and he speaks 6 languages. He’s coauthor of the Spanish programs Aula and Bitácora, the French program Version originale and articles on language teaching materials creation and analysis.

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Barbara Ceruti

K-12 Editorial Manager

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Barbara Ceruti, K-12 Editorial Manager, holds a degree in Modern Languages from Milan State University. She started as a German language consultant and has over 20 years of experience creating and coordinating K-12 programs. She speaks six languages and is passionate about language teaching and learning.

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Maribel García

Higher Education Editorial Manager

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Maribel García, Higher Education Editorial Manager, holds a degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Alicante, Spain, and a MA in Hispanic Language and Literature from the University of Rhode Island. She has over 20 years of experience in the publishing market in the United States. She has worked as an editor for the main World Language US publishers. She also has vast experience in the academic world, having taught at several American universities.

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María Jesús Abilleira

K-12 Product Manager

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María Jesús Abilleira, Product Manager K-12, holds a BA in Spanish Philology and an MA in the Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language. She has extensive experience as a Spanish teacher and also as a world language editor in Spain, the UK, and the US. She is fluent in three languages and she is passionate about transformative language learning.

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