Degrees and Certifications:
Morehead State University, Doctor of Education, Ed. Technology, Ed. Leadership Salem International University, Ma. Ed. Educational Leadership, Superintendent certification, Principal Certification, Supervisor of General Instruction Certification West Virginia State University, B.S. Education, Elementary
Dr. Johnny Branch
Dr. Johnny Branch began in the position of Assistant Superintendent July 1, 2017. He has served as an educator in the Mingo County Schools District since 2004 teaching at the former Burch Elementary and Williamson Middle Schools. Dr. Branch's first principalship was at Williamson High School, where he presided over the Centennial celebration. From 2010 until 2017 he served as Principal of Tug Valley High School where he collaborated with his staff to bring innovation, graduation rates of over 90% and progress in the development of athletic facilities. In the Spring of 2017 Dr. Branch received recognition as the RESA II Principal of the Year. As the Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Branch is working to support the Superintendent's vision to enhance learning opportunities through the District's new virtual school and the expansion of the instructional technology toolbox for our teachers.