Our Story

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The story begins in 1992 in the city of Morelia, Michoacán, where María Guadalupe Magaña Alvarado and Polibio Lonngi met for the first time in their lifetime-journey of educational endeavors. Polibio Lonngi was 4 years old when María Guadalupe was his kindergarten teacher, and taught him reading, math and writing at María Guadalupe’s School, “Centro Pedagógico Torres Quintero.” 23 years later, in 2015, María Guadalupe and Polibio Lonngi teamed up with a purpose in mind—to make these teaching methodologies available to every school teacher and everyone who wishes to teach reading, math, and writing in Spanish, as well as in Spanish as a second language. Hence, Sugled was born.

The picture above is from 1994, María Guadalupe holds Polibio on her left arm and her son Nizuniro on her right arm. 

Our Mission

We believe one of the best ways to improve the world is through a solid education that starts as early as possible. We design and develop educational reading, writing and mathematics methods for school teachers and homeschooling parents, in Spanish and Spanish as a second language. 

Both, María Guadalpue and Rafeel Lonngi are in the group picture. Can you find them?

Our Goal

Our goal is to become the leaders of humanistic educational methods in Spanish, for the Spanish Immersion sector in the United States, as well as other countries; in virtual, homeschooling and school environments.

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Every day, we work to fulfill our customers’ needs. From schools who want to implement our educational methods, to helping parents who want to provide their kids with the reading, math, and writing skills that will persevere for rest of their lives!

“Para todo aquel que busca el camino que conduce al corazón del alumno.”
-María Guadalupe Magaña Alvarado

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María Guadalupe Magaña Alvarado

Co-Founder & Educational Expert

María Guadalupe has 30+ years of experience in the education industry and has developed sophisticated humanistic educational methods that work in schools and homeschooling. She is an Anthropologist by profession, and has devoted all her life as an educator. She has founded several schools of all school levels (Kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools.) María Gudalupe has held many conferences where she provided training and motivation to many generations of school teachers, principals, school owners, and parents practicing homeschooling. Guadalupe holds in-person and web-based seminars with our customers, to make sure all their technical and theoretical questions are answered.

Team member

Polibio Lonngi

Co-Founder

Polibio Lonngi holds an Industrial & Systems Engineering degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Chapman University in Orange, California & Prague, Czech Republic. Polibio brings to the table years of professional working experience. He worked as Production Manager for a manufacturing company in the oil and gas industry in Houston, Texas and as Business Program Manager in the electronics industry for the largest electronics manufacturing contractor in the world. He also worked as Finance Manager for a start-up company in the Solar Manufacturing industry in Silicon Valley, California.  Polibio has spent countless hours of his time bringing Sugled to life. From structuring and standardizing our educational methods to setting the vision and mission of this small business. Polibio makes sure our customer’s orders are produced and delivered with the highest standards of quality within the educational sector, and builds strong customer relationships that endures and prevails for the long run.

For Native Spanish Speaking Schools

We serve schools who are already Spanish proficient and wish to adopt our reading, writing, and math methods.

For Schools Teaching Spanish as a Second Language
(Spanish Immersion)

We serve schools in the United States teaching Spanish as a second language. We provide reading, math, and writing methods to compliment their Bilingual programs. 

For Homeschooling

We serve parents and instructors who teach their kids how to read, math and write in Spanish and Spanish as a second language at home. 

We Also Offer One-on-One Online Reading Classes in Spanish for Kids of All Ages!