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Cristina Sanchez-Lopez

Paridad Education
Education Specialist
Cristina Sanchez-Lopez collaborates with educators in the US and Canada on developing
culturally and linguistically sustaining multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS); mathematics;
literacy across the content areas; multilingual education; engaging parents, Multilingual
Learners (MLs) with Special Educational Needs, and supporting Pre-K educators who serve MLs.
Cristina has taught at the elementary, middle school and university levels in the US and Mexico.
For more than 17 years, Cristina and her colleague, Theresa Young (Speech-Language
Pathologist, Ontario, Canada) have collaborated to support school problem-solving teams as
they develop more culturally and linguistically sustaining learning environments for multilingual
learners. Cristina co-authored the book: Special Education Considerations for English Language
Learners: Delivering a continuum of services (Caslon Publishing, 3rd edition, in press), and is co-
author of a book in the Oxford University Press Key Concepts series: Focus on Special
Educational Needs (2018), as well as various articles and chapters on addressing Multilingual
Education. Cristina and her husband have raised their daughter bilingually.