Degrees and Certifications:
- Doctor of Education and Ethics – CELA International University, Miami, FL - Education Specialist in Educational Leadership – Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA Master of Education in Instructional Psychology – University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK - Bachelor of Science in Behavior Science / Music Education – Excelsior College, Albany, NY - Associate of Science in General Studies Central Texas College, Killeen, TX Professional Development – Georgia Certified Teacher | Leadership Certification | Gifted and Talented Teaching Certification | GA P-12 Music Certification Georgia Music Educators | GACE Basic Skills I, II, & III/Spanish I & II/Music I & II | Professional Pedagogy I & II | School Leadership Tests I & II | Georgia Ethics for Education Leadership Entrance & Exit Certified | ETS School Leaders Licensure Assessment | MGRESA TKES Assessment/Calibration-Interrater Reliability | FDRESA Alternative Preparation for Educational Leadership
Dr. Luis E. Branch
My name is Dr. Luis E. Branch, and I am proud to be a South Effingham High School Mustang!! I am originally from Panama City, Panama and was raised in the Bronx, New York, where I graduated from High School. I proudly served with the United States Army as a band director for 20 years. After retiring from the United States Army, I served as an educator for 19 years and 4 years as a school administrator. I received a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Behavior Science Education from Excelsior College, a Master of Education in Instructional Psychology from The University of Oklahoma, an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership Degree from Liberty University, and a Doctor of Education and Ethics from CELA International University.
I have a true passion for working with learners and have vast experience working with students from K-12 grades. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and real-world experience to help each child progress in all areas of their development—academic, social, language, and motor skills. I always strived to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment as a Spanish, band, orchestra, and chorus teacher.
My wife and I are proud parents of 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I look forward to working together with you as partners in your child’s growth and development, because every student matters and every moment counts in your students’ education!!