Meet the Faculty

Corrie Masterson

Program Coordinator, Associate Professor, Academic Advisor

B.A. Bridgewater State University; M.Ed. Framingham State University; C.A.G.S in Reading Bridgewater State University; Ed.D. American International College


Dr. Masterson has a Doctorate Degree in Teaching and Learning focusing on Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction. She has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Reading, a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked as an Adjunct Instructor at American International College and Visiting Instructor at Bridgewater State University and Northeastern University, where she taught a variety of courses in Special Education, Assessment and Reading. Dr. Masterson was a second-grade teacher for eighteen years, prior to moving into her current position as a public-school Administrator. She teaches Developmental Patterns of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Behavior and Classroom Management and is a program supervisor at Framingham State University.

Katherine Burnham

Visiting Instructor

B.S., Fitchburg State University; M.Ed., Salem State University


Katherine Burnham, M.Ed, is currently the Director of Special Education at Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, Massachusetts. Previous to her role at Greater Lawrence Technical School she spent a year as Director of Student Services for a district, Katherine was responsible for oversight of Special Education Programs as well as, Section 504, McKinney-Vento services, Nursing, Guidance and Title IX. She spent the majority of her career in Stoneham Public Schools (17 years) as a special education teacher, team chairperson, out of district coordinator and secondary administrator (grades 6-12). Katherine received her undergraduate degree from Fitchburg State University and completed her graduate degree at Salem State University.

Shoshy Starr

Visiting Instructor

B.S. University of Vermont; M.A. American University


Shoshy comes to this work with over 27 years of experience as a Special Educator, classroom teacher, instructional coach, college instructor, and consultant. She has taught and consulted in the areas of literacy, mathematics, special education, curriculum, and instructional coaching and teacher leadership for over 16 years. She has taught at Salem State University, Wheelock College, Boston University, and Framingham State University.

Shoshy loved building a classroom community where students had a voice in their learning process, where they could talk through their thinking process. Her students experience learning in the college classroom much the way her students did at the elementary level. They are asked to make observations, ask questions, and think deeply about their own learning. She is most interested in developing the right atmosphere for all learners to be successful; no matter the age of the student.

She enjoys learning and teaching about HOW students come to understand, what circumstances need to be in place for this to happen, what supports they need, and what can get in the way of developing a deep understanding. She has an interest in many content areas, which is apparent in the range of classes she teaches.

Adam Diliberto, Ed. D


BS, Emerson College; MEd, Lesley University; CAGS, Cambridge College; Ed.D., Cambridge College


Adam Diliberto, Ed.D., is the Academic Coordinator of the Bridge Program at Wellesley High School. Prior to his years in Bridge, Adam taught at Arlington High School and Learning Prep High School. Currently, Adam teaches two different professional development classes to help educators promote well-being and lower stress and anxiety, Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) and Self-Care for Educators. Adam received his undergraduate degree from the Emerson College, completed his graduate degree at Lesley University and earned a CAGS and doctorate through Cambridge College.