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Jennifer A. Diliberto

Jennifer Diliberto

Jennifer A. Diliberto is a Clinical Associate Professor of Special Education and Literacy in the School of Education at University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill with over 25 years of experience in education. She has taught in both public and private K-12 school settings serving students with high-incidence disabilities. Her teaching, service, and research aims to create equitable and accessible communities to support individuals with disabilities throughout our society. 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 used by schools as a multi-tiered system of support Tier II or III intervention for students with needs in multisyllabic decoding. 

She has been an active member of the Council for Exceptional Children since becoming a member during her undergraduate educator preparation program. At UNC-Chapel Hill, she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in special education, literacy, and human development and learning. Additionally, she supervises interns interested in pursuing careers encompassing persons with disabilities. Currently, she serves on both North Carolina Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) State Leadership Team and Steering Committee. She is a passionate, mission-focused educator dedicated to disability justice through creating accepting and accessible spaces where persons with disabilities feel a sense of belonging.

She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband, three boys, 17-year-old cat, and 2-year-old mini-Bernedoodle. She identifies as a white, cisgender, neurodiverse, female with dyslexia and ADHD. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking, walking in nature, and watching sunsets.   

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