Mims named Pinedale principal

Pinedale Elementary School Principal Harrison "Trey" Mims III

The man who has served as assistant principal at Coppinville Junior High School has bee named as the new principal of Pinedale Elementary School.

Harrison “Trey” Mims III was named principal of the elementary school on Plaza Drive in at the Enterprise Board of Education meeting June 30. He fills the position vacated upon the retirement of Twila Pipkin.

“I’m grateful and humbled by the opportunity to serve,” Mims told those attending the school board meeting. “I feel like we are at a time in a city that’s noted for progress in a state noted for its strength in a time that needs all those things and more.”

The Bay Minette native has served as Coppinville Junior High School Assistant Principal since March 2019.

Mims came to Enterprise most recently from three years with the Andalusia City Schools where he taught government and economics and coached football, track and girls basketball.

Mims also has taught reading and social science during nearly a decade in the education field at schools that include Georgiana School, Evergreen High School and Havana Magnet School in Tallahassee.

A graduate of Northview High School in Century, Fla., Mims earned his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Auburn University after receiving a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of West Alabama. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

“I’d like to thank (Enterprise City Schools Superintendent) Mr. (Greg) Faught, the board and the city of Enterprise,” Mims said. “I won’t let you down.”

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