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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resource Center for Families & Educators


Cindy Lopez

Director, Community Connections

Cindy Lopez

Cindy has more than 20 years experience in K-12 education, as a classroom teacher, a curriculum developer in educational publishing, and as Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Growth at a school for students with language-based learning differences. With a deep understanding of what works and doesn’t work for children who don’t fit the mold of a traditional classroom, Cindy has poured her wisdom, experience, and commitment into the founding of Sand Hill School. Outside of school, Cindy enjoys watercolor painting, walking her two Golden Retrievers and spending time with family and friends.


  • BS, Child Development/Family Studies, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
  • Specialized training in reading intervention programs: Lindamood-Bell, Fundations (Wilson language program)
  • Specialized training in mathematics: Making Math Real

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)