Lori Leal is the librarian at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children. She began serving as the librarian in 2013.
Before becoming the librarian at Sunshine Cottage, Lori was a classroom teacher for 16 years. She has taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade. Her teaching career began in Corpus Christi before moving to San Antonio in 2002. From 2002-2013, she was a teacher in Northside ISD. Lori has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, a Master of Education in Administration from Lamar University, and a Master of Library Science from Sam Houston State University.

She and her husband have a very spoiled black cat named Simon. In her free time, she loves to READ, visit different restaurants and food trucks around town, spend time with her family and friends, and surf the internet looking for cool websites and iPad apps to use with her students.