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DINA SIM is the Common Core State Standards Director for Educational Service Center, Intensive Support and Innovation Center at Los Angeles Unified School District.  She spearheaded the professional program for the implementation of Common Core State Standards for over 130 schools. In addition she served the Los Angeles community for over 28 years as an instructional director, principal of elementary and secondary sites, assistant principal, Secondary Literacy Coordinator in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction, and categorical program advisor.

She began her educational career as a bilingual classroom teacher.  She has been a champion for underserved children and as a former ESL student herself, she has attempted to ensure equal access for all students throughout her time in education.