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  • Dorothy Miller-Clemmons, 55

Dorothy Miller-Clemmons was employed by the School District of Philadelphia for 19 years.

Miller-Clemmons died Nov. 26, 2012. She was 55.

She was born Sept. 4, 1957 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She graduated from Chris Jan Botha High School in Johannesburg. She attended the University of Western Cape for one year before attending the University of Witwatersrand, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1981.

In 1980, after being involved in anti-apartheid activities, she was assaulted by the security police. She then traveled to Gaborone, Botswana to transport banned literature back into South Africa. It was there she met Michael Clemmons, whom she married in 1982.

She obtained her master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received a United Nations scholarship in 1986. In 1992, she obtained an elementary education certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Marcus Foster fellow. She received a principal’s certificate from Cheyney University in 2000. She was pursuing a certificate in early childhood education at Arcadia University at the time of her death.

Miller-Clemmons held various positions in the Philadelphia School District, including assistant director of Head Start, early childhood field coordinator, early childhood coach and kindergarten teacher.

She was a member of Mother Bethel AME Church and the Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

In addition to her husband, Miller-Clemmons is survived by her children, Zinzi and Mark; sisters Avril and Veronica; brothers, Keith and Maxi; father, Louis; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at Mother Bethel AME Church, 419 S. Sixth St.

Slater Funeral Home handed the arrangements.

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