Born in Floyd County, Georgia on September 15, 1957 to Imogene Keith Sims and Shelby Brenton Sims. 3 Sisters: Rhonda Kay Sims Padgett, Terri Suzanne Sims Guthrie, and Holly Beth Sims Kelly. Married to Dennis Knott, February 1, 2011. One son, Matthew Dylan Akins, born November 11, 1987, one granddaughter, Braxton Hensley Akins, born May 16, 2011.
Attended Coosa School, Krannert Elementary School, Coosa Elementary School and Coosa High School. Graduated Coosa High School with Honors, 1975.
Attended Floyd College for an approximate period of one-year.
Attended Coosa Valley Technical College and completed course for certification in Medical Transcription, 2002.
Hunting dove, duck, quail, deer and wild turkey, and also preparing wild game dishes. Also enjoy fishing.
Avid reader, reading approximately one to two books per week. Also enjoy writing short stories and poetry.
Water activities including swimming, skiing, jet-skiing, and fishing.
Enjoy dancing, walking, biking and aerobics for exercise.
Enjoy sports. Avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, the Rome Braves, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Coosa Eagles. Former Team Captain of co-ed volleyball team.
Enjoy snow skiing.
Enjoy motorcycling, anything Harley-Davidson, and NASCAR.
|December 2002||Medical Transcription Certification||Coosa Valley Technical College|
|February 2, 2000||Certificate of Attendance International Assn for Continuing Education and Training||Discovering the Secrets of Microsoft Access|
|November 18, 1999||Certificate of Continuing Education Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center||Using Microsoft FrontPage|
|May 26, 1998||Letter to inform of passing exam Software Publishers Association||Certified Software Manager|
|June 24-26, 1997||Certificate of Participation Alabama Educational Technology Workshop||Professional Development Workshops|
|1994||Certificate of Continuing Education Rockhurst College Continuing Education Center||How to Handle Difficult People|
|December 5, 1991||Certificate of Completion Coosa Valley Technical Institute||WordPerfect Level II|
|October 21, 1991||Certificate of Completion Coosa Valley Technical Institute||WordPerfect Level I|
|July 17, 1990||Certificate of Completion GA Dept of EdEducational Technology Training Center||Lotus 1-2-3 Introduction|
|April 10-14, 1989||Certificate of Completion Georgia Department of Education||Introductory Governmental Accounting|
*Certificates presented upon request
Awards & Recognition
|December 2, 1997||Floyd County Schools||Distinguished Service Award|
|Ducks Unlimited||Distinguished Service Award|
|Ducks Unlimited||25 Year Service Award|
|Rome All Stars||“Thank You” Plaque|
|May 19, 2001||Rome Floyd Parks & Recreation||3rd Place – Mayfest Volleyball Tournament|