About Us

Who are we?
We are Claudia and Alexa Yunes, a mother-daughter team with a goal of helping children from all backgrounds reach their full potential! We believe values and academics can and should go hand-in-hand, and we are passionate about helping students from all backgrounds achieve success.
Claudia Yunes is the author of over 20 books for teachers and students, and a master teacher with over 30 years of experience and quantifiable success in all areas of the education world. She has been a classroom teacher, a lead teacher, resource teacher, district teacher of the year, school principal, and a school owner. Claudia devotes her time to developing new resources for the bilingual elementary classroom, and presenting seminars and workshops for school districts across the state. She has been a speaker at various state education conferences, she trains teachers in some of the most successful school districts in South Texas, and her success records for student test scores and morale are incredible. Claudia creates all of the academic resources and trainings for Y.E.S.

Alexa earned her Master’s in Early Childhood Development from Concordia University. She is the co-owner of Yunes Educational Services, and is an author and educator specializing in early childhood development and attitude concepts. Alexa worked for Disney’s Learning Division in Shanghai, China, under Walt Disney Publishing International. She has 10 years of teaching experience with students of all ages, in America and China. She is TEFL certified for Teaching English as a Foreign Language by Columbia University, and TESOL certified for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages by the TESOL International Association. Alexa is currently a PhD research assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her research focus is the application of affective neuroscience for teachers and students. 

What do we do?
  1. Provide quality educational products and services for teachers and children from all backgrounds.
  2. Promote and enable holistic learning by combining academic resources with character education.
  3. Help children own their life stories with courage, teaching them to celebrate diversity.
Why do we do this?
  1. We believe all children deserve a quality education, regardless of their background.
  2. We know that teachers often lack the resources they need to do what they do best.
  3. We believe character education and academic materials can and should go hand-in-hand.