John and Wanda Love each dedicated decades to education in different ways. She was principal of Fletcher Elementary, after a teaching career that began in 1962, first in Brevard and later in Henderson County. She moved into the local central office for 13 years. She was director of elementary education and media, elementary and middle grades, then language arts and media. John Love, also an Etowah School graduate, worked for DuPont. Love served 18 years on the Henderson County School Board, starting in 1970 when seats were first elected rather than appointed. Love is the last surviving School Board member from that 1970 election. He then served 15 years on the Blue Ridge Community College Board of Trustees, to 2005. Both Loves have long volunteered at Historic Johnson Farm, which is owned by the school system.
2013 Education Hall of Fame