Kris has been the lead programmer for Voces Digital since 2010 when Skip McWilliams, the owner of Teacher's Discovery, dropped an Exploratory Spanish textbook on his desk and asked him to "put this online." More than a traditional programmer, Kris does not just build the tools in Voces: He works closely with teachers and students to find out what tools they really need to improve the World Language classroom.
As the lead content developer, Erin works closely with language teachers, native speakers, and other creative people around the world to develop the Voces curricula. When not working on content development, you may find her at a conference or talking with a teacher who uses Voces. With a background in English, creative writing, and cultural anthropology, as well as experience teaching at all levels, Erin is able to orchestrate projects, connect people, and communicate clearly to achieve new, cool things.
Kelsey is our Customer Experience Expert. She is the voice you'll usually hear when you call and she is always happy to help educate, troubleshoot, or brainstorm new ways to use Voces in your classroom. Kelsey has worked in customer service for nearly 10 years and loves connecting with teachers to make school better!
David is a Customer Experience Expert. He helps with answering phones and troubleshooting any issues. David has worked both in and out of the classroom, and is happy to ensure you get the tools and support you need to keep your class running smoothly with Voces.
As a Curriculum Manager, Hannah is excited to work with native speakers and teachers to help develop the Voces titles. Being fluent in French has also provided Hannah with some unique experiences that have helped her understand the needs of world language teachers, which she uses to create the Voces curricula. One of those experiences was teaching an English class in France for a year. She also continues to teach ESL in her spare time.
Cal joined the Voces team in August 2021 and works as a Curriculum Manager, overseeing the development of new curricula. Cal has a background in teaching French and earned a Master's degree in Teaching Foreign Language from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. A lover of languages and cultures, Cal integrates his passion into each Voces title he develops to inspire the same passion in students across the nation. When he is not working on curricula, Cal conducts research on teacher burnout, the pathways to leadership in foreign language education, and the integration of technology into the language-learning process.
Neall is the Assistant Developer at Voces. He works on ensuring everything runs smoothly, hunting down and recreating any errors brought to our attention. He also spends time working on new features to implement, and meeting with teachers for walkthroughs or tech support calls.
Spencer Cappelli is the email marketing specialist for Voces Digital. He collaborates with the content and development teams to expand the Voces’ brand through marketing communications. Spencer speaks English and Spanish and has lived or studied in Spain, Guatemala, and Argentina. Fun fact: in grad school, he taught Spanish classes to freshmen students while suffering through a Don Quijote semester-length seminar.
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As the Director of Sales for Latin America, Lorena is excited to connect with EFL teachers who want to bring new and unique experiences to their students by incorporating Our Storyscape into their classrooms. She holds two Bachelors, one in English Teaching and another in English with a major in Literature and Linguistics. She also holds a TESOL certificate. Her vast teaching experience in Argentina and in the USA has allowed her to understand the needs of EFL teachers in terms of creative content and activities for 21st-century students.
After spending 14 years in the world language classroom, Melisa is excited to join the Voces team as a Curriculum Manager. She loves following the latest trends in education, connecting with educators to share best practices, and drawing on her own experience as a Spanish and French teacher to contribute to the wider sphere of world language education. She is dedicated to helping teachers maximize their access to research-based methods and educational technology to make quality instruction accessible to all students. When she is not working, Melisa enjoys reading and spending time outside with her daughter and two dogs.
A self-made polyglot, Valentina's passion for language and culture perfectly align with her role as Curriculum Manager. After spending years living and studying abroad, Valentina is committed to providing engaging cultural material and loves working with individuals from around the world to create new textbooks and content for Voces. Even when she's not busy translating, managing, or developing content, she's constantly surrounded and consumed by her love for foreign language.
Kayla Cousineau is a high school Spanish teacher and assistant curriculum developer for Voces. She uses a mixture of traditional teaching methods and Comprehensible Input strategies, and is constantly working to revamp and improve her courses to make them hands on, communicative, and engaging for her students. She loves fostering breakthrough moments for her students, whether they be communicative, discovering a new world through cultural study, or just becoming comfortable with those around them. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and listening to music.
Heather Garrett is an assistant Customer Experience Expert. She helps answer calls and process subscriptions. Heather enjoys speaking to teachers and students from across the country, and will help lead you in the right direction when questions arise. Heather has worked in customer service for nearly 10 years, and loves connecting with language teachers in her role at Voces!