Cindy Escobedo received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education with a concentration in special education from the University of Texas at San Antonio and later received a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education from the University of the Incarnate Word, both located in San Antonio, Texas.  She became a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, LSLS Cert. AVEd, in October 2010.  Additionally, Cindy served as an Adjunct Professor for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), 2013 - 2018, mentoring 1st year teachers working with deaf and hard of hearing students.  Cindy has 25+ years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings.  She has been an instructor at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children in San Antonio, Texas, since 1995.  During her tenure at Sunshine Cottage, Cindy has worked as a Parent Infant Advisor, early childhood educator (preschool – kinder), and as an elementary first grade teacher.  She has served as a lead grade level instructor for the preschool department and has served as early childhood department chair.  She has been a mentor to graduate students and novice educators.  Currently, Cindy is the Director of Educational Resources at Sunshine Cottage working on enhancing current educational products and assisting with developing new ones.  Cindy is a frequent exhibitor and presenter at state and national workshops sharing her knowledge and implementation of the Cottage Acquisition Scales for Listening, Language, and Speech (CASLLS).