Dr. Pinky Miller, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, was educated through the public school system, attending Public School #24 and the famed Paterson Eastside High School. Eastside was depicted in the 1989 movie Lean on Me, in which Morgan Freeman portrayed the controversial principal, Mr. Joe Clark. Dr. Miller received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, and her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and School Guidance, from Montclair State University. In 2011, she received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Georgia State University.
Dr. Pinky Miller is an actor, author, and motivational speaker. In her authentic and enlightening book series Life after Lean on Me, she shares her life experiences and research by articulating the impact (good, bad, and indifferent) that Dr. Joe Clark made upon the students, teachers, and administration during his tenure at Eastside High School. She is also the Executive Producer of the forthcoming documentary Know Our Story which chronicles the successes and failures of Dr. Joe Clark’s kids, the real-life legacy of the bullhorn, and the baseball bat.
Dr. Miller has over eighteen years of experience working in higher education and has held positions as Hall Director/Academic Advisor, Area Coordinator, Assistant/Director of Residence Life & Housing, Assistant Dean of Students, and Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Miller loves working with college students, assisting them in times of crisis, and helping guide them toward becoming successful citizens. She has been recognized for organizing and motivating people to achieve their goals. Dr. Miller is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Dr. Miller currently serves as a Special Education Teacher in DeKalb County Georgia. She loves children.