Founder, Cleaster Mims Preparatory School
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, 1971
Master of Education, 1976
Mims made a career of teaching high school English in the Cincinnati Public Schools. She also taught a speech communications course every Wednesday night at Xavier for a number of years. Mims retired from the public school system in 1991 to found the Marva Collins Preparatory School, recently renamed Cleaster Mims College Prep, a private school for childrem from pre-K through 8th grade. "People ask me, 'How can you do this for so long?' It's because I wake up in the morning excited about what I'm going to face during the day.