Drew Brannon contributed to local education in various ways. He taught for 10 years at Mills River Elementary, and coached boys’ basketball and track. Previously, he taught and coached at Dana Elementary for two years. He was in Mills River High School’s last class, of 1960, before high school students went to then-new West Henderson. Brannon helped commemorate Mills River School through his work with the local History Initiative. He is a longtime major booster of West Falcon athletics. He helped Wood start recreation basketball on Saturdays for seventh and eighth grade youth. Brannon has much impact in local farming, having served as county Soil and Water Conservation District chairman for 40 years.
2014 Education Hall of Fame