Cristina Sánchez-López

Cristina Sánchez-López

Cristina Sánchez-Lópe is an education specialist at the Illinois Resource Center (IRC) in Arlington Heights. She collaborates with educators in the United States and Canada on English language learners (ELLs) and special education, middle school mathematics, literacy across the content areas, multilingual education, engaging parents, and supporting preK educators who serve ELLs. Prior to coming to the IRC, she taught at the elementary, middle school, and university levels in the United States and Mexico.

Sánchez-López teaches graduate courses in the areas of ELL reading and the foundations of language minority education. She has been working extensively with her colleague, Theresa Young (SLP), in collaborating with school problem-solving teams as they support ELLs.

Sánchez-López is coauthor of Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services. She coauthored (along with Barbara Marler) the Illinois Special Education Eligibility and Entitlement within an RtI Framework: A Guidance Document. She also authored the WIDA Guide to Developing Culturally and Linguistically Reponsive Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) for English Language Learners, as well as various articles and chapters on addressing the needs of ELLs.

She and her husband have raised their daughter bilingually.

Cristina Sánchez-López's Products