Meet the Faculty

Folashadé Solomon, EdD

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator

BA, University of Massachusetts, Boston; MS, Wheelock College; MEd, EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Dr. Folashadé Solomon is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Education concentration in Educational Technology. Dr. Solomon is also the Program Coordinator for the Master of Education concentration in Curriculum & Instruction and Master of Education concentration in Elementary Education.

Dr. Solomon received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts and Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Master of Science in Leadership and Policy in Education from Wheelock College. In addition, Dr. Solomon received both her Masters and Doctorate in Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy K-12 from Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Sandra Shaw, MEd

Program Advisor

BA, Merrimack College, MEd, Lesley University


After ten years in software development, Sandra Shaw left the corporate world behind and entered Framingham State University (FSU)’s  Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure (PBTL) Elementary 1-6 program.  Sandy taught in middle and elementary schools between 1997 and 2006; she completed her M.Ed. Instructional Technology in 2000.

Sandy joined FSU in 2007 as the Field Placement Coordinator for the Education Department and assumed the role of the FSU Educator Licensure Officer in 2013.  In addition to her full-time responsibilities in placement and licensure, Sandy serves as the advisor for M.Ed. Educational Technology, M.Ed. Instructional Technology, M.Ed. Elementary, and pre-admission advisor for the PBTL program.   

Sandy received her B.A. in Mathematics from Merrimack College and her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Lesley University. Sandy is available in-person or by telephone for advising appointments on Tuesdays after 4:30 p.m.   She can be reached by email at

Annette Burgess, MA

Visiting Senior Instructor

BS, East Carolina; MA, James Madison


Annette Burgess is a Visiting Senior Instructor for Framingham State University within the Master of Education concentration Education Technology program. Annette is also an Adjunct Professor at other educational institutions, including Wor-Wic Community College and Florida Atlantic University. Prior to Framingham State, Annette was a History/Social Studies teacher, secondary level; Humanities Curriculum Coordinator Pre K-12; Assistant Principal Pre K-12; and a Pre-School Director.

Annette also teaches in the International Education Program at Framingham State University and has lived and taught in various locations, including Managua, Nicaragua; Beijing, China; and Siedice, Poland.

Kim Cochrane, EdD

Visiting Senior Instructor

BA, Middlebury College; MLS, Simmons College; CAGS, Salem State University; EdD, Northeastern University


As a Visiting Senior Instructor at Framingham State University, Kim currently teaches Adult Development and Learning (EDUC 940) and the Children's Literature Workshop (ENGL 930).

Kim has been a school library media specialist in PK-12 for over 15 years, has worked as a school district administrator, and has served as the Curriculum Librarian at Framingham State University. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, a M.L.S. from Simmons College, a C.A.G.S. from Salem State University, and an Education Doctorate in Curriculum from Northeastern University.