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Dina is the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Ferndale Public Schools in Ferndale, Michigan. Prior to her current role, she was the Principal at Roosevelt Primary School, a National School of Character recipient; an Early Childhood Special Education Consultant for Oakland Schools Intermediate School District; and Assistant Principal and a varying exceptionality teacher with Pinellas County Schools in Pinellas County, Florida. She has been an adjunct professor at Eastern Michigan University for both undergraduate and graduate programs. During her professional tenure, she is proud of the accolades and awards she and her district have received—but nothing tops the pure emotion of a student who loves school and the mutual respect she has built with staff members.
Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from University of South Florida, a master’s from Nova Southeastern University. She has completed all coursework toward her Ph.D. at Capella University.
Dina is known as an advocate and passionate leader who supports staff, students, families, and community. She loves to share her life’s work at national, regional, and state conferences and has provided numerous professional development opportunities for many districts in support of social-emotional learning, multitiered systems of support, equitable quality systems/processes, district and school Improvement planning, and ensuring a positive school culture. Her best work is being a mother to two pretty cool children.