Dr. Dahlia Elaine Pottinger, is a 2000 and 2013 distinguished Georgia Educator of the Year. She attended Westwood High School, Brown’s Town Community College and Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica. Dr. Pottinger received her doctoral degree from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.  Her doctoral dissertation research focused on the critical area of “Dropping Out of High School Among African Americans: A Study of Its Economic Implications.”

For seventeen years, Dr. Pottinger has enthusiastically organized and led young people to donate thousands of volunteer hours and critical financial support to local Atlanta Charitable Organizations which provide critical humanitarian services to our local community.

Dr. Pottinger is an effervescent, compassionate human being who embraces the challenges of life with ‘pep in her step’ and the philosophy that encapsulated in the following line: “It is not the beginning but the continuing to the very end, which is worth the true glory.”