Funeral plans announced for Atlanta principal, Susan Crim-McClendon

The Atlanta Public Schools superintendent announced funeral dates and arrangements for an elementary school principal who died in her sleep last week.

Susan Crim-McClendon, 60, was the principal of Woodson Park Academy and the daughter of Alonzo Crim, Atlanta’s first African-American school superintendent. She died Wednesday, according to APS.

A viewing and a wake has been scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Alfonso Dawson Mortuary, 3000 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive.

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3050 Cascade Road SW.

The family suggests tributes to the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence at Georgia State University. Crim-McClendon previously worked as an associate director at the center, which was named after her father.

Read and sign the online guestbook for Susan Crim-McClendon