Louise Williams (1917-2011) taught elementary school for 32 years, including more than a decade in Mills River and 16 at Balfour until her retirement in 1979. She mostly taught fourth grade. She customized instruction to individual students and cared for their needs in the classroom and beyond. She was known for her decorum and inspiration. She first taught at age 18, at Hayesville Elementary School, before marrying and moving here. She was born during World War I and lived to age 94.
2013 Education Hall of Fame