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Liliana Salazar

Adjunct Faculty in Education

Interest and areas of expertise

Liliana is the National Director of Special Education and Student Support for Academica {Academica is the nation’s largest Educational Service Provider for charter schools}. She was formerly the District Director of Exceptional Student Education for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System (M-DCPS), the fourth largest school system in the nation. Liliana has worked in the field of education for over thirty years, in the capacities of teacher, assistant principal, principal and district administration. She hosts a monthly podcast titled “Teach The Way You Learn” where she discusses teaching strategies and how they can be the most effective in reaching all groups of students.

She currently resides in Miami, Florida with her husband and their three children.


Bachelor's of Science in Exceptional Student Education from Nova Southeastern University

First Master's of Science in Special Education from Florida International University

Second Master's of Science in Education from the University of Miami

Educational Specialist degree in PreKindergarten/Primary Education from Nova Southeastern University.

Classes I teach
  • EDME 526 Low Incidence Populations
  • EDME 536 Instructional Design and Assessment for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders