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Dinkins Named Educational Foundation's Executive Director

 

Last updated 4/12/2021 at 2:27pm

Geraldine Dinkins

Everyone has a story about a teacher who made a difference.

For Geraldine Dinkins, Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation's new executive director, the moment came in the first year of high school and it wasn't so much encouragement as it was a put-down.

"After a frustrating year of trying to learn French, my language/arts teacher made a comment on my report card that made me mad," said Dinkins, who was born in South Africa to Swiss parents and went to school in Switzerland. "It said 'does not have an aptitude for foreign languages.'"

For Dinkins, the note was motivation.

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