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Civ·il /ˈsiv(ə)l/

1.  relating to everyday citizens and their concerns

  • Civil Miller-Watkins is a native of Bolivar TN, Hardeman County.

  • Civil's mother, Lois Bernice Miller, was a prominent Civil Rights activist and taught her children to care and advocate for their community.

  • The Miller children spent many hours walking the neighborhoods and passing out rulers to encourage voters to support Democratic Candidates.

  • Being involved politically was expected in the Miller home.​

  • Civil graduated from Bolivar Central High - Go Tigers!! She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Sociology ('92) and a second B.S in Social Work ('94). She is now working on her Masters in Education at UTM.

About Me

  • Civil presently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Education for Fayette County Public Schools.

  • She works to approve budgets and improve policies that allow the School District to continue to win.

  • She led the effort to create a Virtual Academy for FCPS that will expand educational opportunities for our students. An application for the Virtual Academy is being processed.

  • Civil is also a graduate of the West-Star class of 2019.

  • She serves as:

    • The Secretary of the Board of Fayette Cares

    • 2018 cohort of Emerge TN 

    • Member of the Somerville-Fayette chapter of the NAACP 

    • Secretary of the TN Democratic County Chairs Association 

    • Chair of the Fayette County Democratic Party

    • Past Chair of Leadership Fayette.

  • Civil has been married for 32 years to Charles Watkins Sr. Together they have reared 8 wonderful children and are the doting Nana and Pop of 9 totally amazing grandchildren.

  • Four of their sons are Eagle Scouts, one is a Life Scout, and the sixth is a First Class scout. Both Civil and Charles serve as leaders in Pack and Troop 27 chartered by Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

  • Presently, two of her children attend schools in the Fayette County Public Schools System and two are former graduates.

Fayette County School Board District 2

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