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 teaches future principals in the educational leadership program at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN. Raised by a single mother in the inner city of Indianapolis, he achieved poorly graduating with a 1.9gpa but with support of Indianapolis Public School teachers, coaches, and mentors, earned a B.A. from Purdue University, two master’s degrees, Ed.S, and doctorate in educational leadership. He dissertation research focuses on the "Emotional Intelligence of Teachers, Impact on the Discipline Outcomes of African American Male Students in Urban Schools. Brian 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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Jeremy Coleman Ed.D, is the principal of Brookview Elementary school in Indianapolis, In. Dr. Coleman has taught and led in public schools for nearly 20 years. He started his career of service as a youth mentor and has served as a correctional officer, coach, teacher, and administrator. Dr. Coleman has consulted for private and public schools on a range of topics including school climate and classroom culture, parent and community engagement, and school leadership.
Dr. Coleman has partnered with The National Organization of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers (NoBBChe) to deliver cutting-edge STEM programming to students in elementary, middle, and high school. He worked with the PassWord Community Mentoring program, The 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Student Development Resources and Scholarships (SDRAS) and served as a guest lecturer at Marion University. He worked as a professional development coach for Teach for America. He currently serves as a committee member for Keep Indiana Learning where he is tasked with improving Indiana school leadership and school culture.
Dr. Coleman earned his Ed.D in Building Administration from Ball State University.