Ph.D. 2005 – University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Special Education
M.Ed. 2001 – North Carolina State University, Special Education-Learning Disabilities
B.S.Ed. 1996 – Western Carolina University, Special Education
Areas of Expertise
Educators with Disabilities
Working with Families
Literacy Instruction for Students with Dyslexia
Prior to joining the faculty in 2014, Diliberto was an Associate Professor of Special Education at Greensboro College. She has over 20 years experience in special education and has taught in both public and private K-12 school settings serving students with high-incidence disabilities. She has presented and published on topics related to educators with disabilities, working with families, literacy instruction, inclusive education, and teacher recruitment. Her supplemental curriculum, Taking on Tough Words, published by Attainment Company Inc. is being chosen by multi-tiered system of support teams for use as a Tier II or III intervention for students with needs in multisyllabic decoding. Additionally, she is an active member of the International Council for Exceptional Children.
Diliberto’s areas of expertise include learning disabilities, literacy instruction using multisensory structured language programs, working with families during the Individualized Education Plan process, educators with disabilities, and recruitment of special education teachers. She believes that all students can reach their highest potential when taught by highly qualified teachers using evidence-based practices and confidence in the abilities of their students.
Diliberto is a dedicated and passionate special educator. She believes that individuals with disabilities hold many extraordinary gifts and that it is an educator’s responsibility to partner with families to help these individuals uncover their gifts so they can shine and reach their highest potential.