Christine Cadena grew up in an Air Force Family. She spent her early years in San Antonio, Texas and teenage years near Sacramento, California. Her family permanently settled in San Antonio in 1998. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2003 and Master of Deaf Education and Hearing Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2005.

Christine’s calling to Deaf Education came when the thought, “That’s what I want to do! Teach deaf children to talk!” came to her while watching a television show about a Deaf child. She has been passionate about her students and meeting their needs ever since. Christine has been with Sunshine Cottage since 2004 and has taught Pre-Kinder, Kindergarten, First, and Third Grades during her career. She is currently studying for her LSLS certification. Christine holds Texas Certificates for Deaf Education as well as General Education EC-6th grade.