- [S104] Cocke County, Tennessee, and its People, Cocke County Heritage Book Committee, (Walsworth Publishing, 1992), 123, 252.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 5 Feb 2010.
Charlotte Mims earns Master Board status
Newport Board of Education Chair Charlotte J. Mims, left, recently achieved Master Board status from Tennessee School Boards Association. Mims was one of 19 school board members from across Tennessee to earn this prestigious honor in 2009. With Mims is 2009 TSBA President David A. Pickler.
Author: Duay O'Neil
NASHVILLE-Charlotte Jones Mims joined an elite group recently as one of 19 school board members from across Tennessee who achieved Level V, Master Board status.
Mims, who chairs the Newport Board of Education, was recognized during the Tennessee School Boards Association's annual banquet in Nashville.
School board members who earn this honor must have a clear understanding of their duties and of their central, powerful role of providing leadership to ensure the quality of education, understand the importance of teamwork, exhibit support for the district's programs and staff, particularly in public, and work together through established channels to effect change, understand, appreciate, and respect the role of the superintendent, the district staff and all other members of the community, and operate with fairness, firmness, stability, and consistency.
To encourage local school board members to improve their service to their communities, TSBA established a boardsmanship awards program.
Board members must participate in a variety of activities designed to broaden their insights and deepen their wisdom and must fulfill requirements on five levels.
At the end of the program, candidates must submit a portfolio, which details their work as a board member and helps the evaluation committee assess the member's effectiveness in the areas of policy, planning, and promotion.
Evaluators consider a school board member's efforts in the area of policy-making, planning, and promotion. '
A total of 30 points are available. In order to earn Master Board Member designation, a member must earn 25 points.
Mims was elected to the Newport Board of Education in 2000 and was recently re-elected chairman of the board.
A retired teacher herself, she is the daughter of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Stokely) Jones. Her mother once taught school in Cocke County.
Mims is the widow of the late William "Bud" Mims. All three of the couple's children-Lisa Mims Cope, Shari Mims Perryman, and the late William Fred Mims-entered the teaching profession as well.
In speaking of her achievement, Mims said, "I feel all board members should take advantage of all the seminars and learning opportunities offered so that we will become better board members."
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 2 Aug 2011.
Mims critically injured in Thursday accident
Author: Duay O'Neil
NEWPORT-Charlotte J. Mims, well-known Newport businesswoman and civic leader, was transferred to a Knoxville hospital on Monday for treatment of injuries she received in a freak accident late Thursday.
According to friends, Mims was on her way to meet friends for dinner when she stopped at the former Newport Cinema 4 to collect the theatre's mail. In doing so, she reportedly dropped some of the mail outside her vehicle. When she opened the door and attempted to pick up the mail, her foot reportedly slipped off her automobile's brake and hit the accelerator, causing the car to lunge forward.
The movement threw Mims from the vehicle which then rolled over her leg and eventually struck a pole. The accident reportedly did not break Mims' leg, but instead caused intensive and severe injuries to it, requiring numerous stitches both inside and outside the wound.
For more details, please see the latest edition of the Newport PLain Talk.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 17 May 2012.
Mims honored for community service
Charlotte Nan Jones Mims was honored on Friday, May 11, by Modern Woodmen of America for her countless hours of community service. Linda Branam, local MWA youth director, presented Mims with a certificate. "Improving the quality of life for our members, their families, and their communities is Modern Woodmen's mission," said Faye Fish, local MW financial advisor. "The Hometown Heroes project helps us acknowledge and thank people such as Charlotte for their work." Mims is shown with members of her family and Branam. From left are Branam, Shari Mims Perryman, William (Bud) Mims [sic], Charlotte Mims, and Lia Perryman.