Dina Blum

Program Officer, Education

Dina joined the Raikes Foundation's in 2016 and is responsible for the education strategy's research and development efforts, as well as its post-secondary program. Before joining the foundation, Dina was an associate professor at Heritage University, where she served as chair of educational administration and facilitator with HU’s Center for Intercultural Learning and Teaching. She has served in a variety of public and private sector roles in PK-20 education, including middle school teacher, instructional coach, administrator, program director, and consultant. As associate director of program at Equal Opportunity Schools and project director at the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), she worked closely with school and district leaders to transform instruction and develop more equitable learning environments. While at CEL, Dina produced a suite of classroom videos for professional development purposes and spearheaded the development of the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning, a comprehensive framework for observing and analyzing classroom practice and assessing leaders’ instructional leadership expertise. In addition to a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from University of Washington, Dina earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree from Lesley University.

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