About Me

Phone: 912.728.7511


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

Mr. 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 as a band director in the United States Army 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. As a Spanish, band, orchestra, and chorus teacher, I always strived to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment. 

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!!

Last Modified on August 22, 2022