DR. BRIAN DINKINS

Educational Leader and Social Entreprenuer

Dr. Brian Dinkins is a rising professional development trainer, keynote, and motivational speaker for the Center for Empowering Education, where he serves as CEO. Brian also serves as an assistant professor at Butler University, where he serves as director of the Experiential Program for  Preparing School Principals (EPPSP). Raised by a single mother in the inner city of Indianapolis, he achieved poorly, graduating with a 1.9gpa. Still, with the support of public school teachers, coaches, and mentors, he earned a B.A. from Purdue University, where he played football for the Big Ten Boilermakers. In addition, he completed two master’s degrees, Ed.S, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Ball State University. Dr. Dinkins has served as turnaround principal in four high poverty schools, including traditional, charter, and private schools, and has committed his work to serving children and families in need.

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