About Robert Vinson Brannum
I am a native Washingtonian. I attended J. C. Nalle Elementary School, Kelly Miller Junior High School, and Joel Elias Spingarn High School. I attended DC Teachers College, majoring in Early Childhood Education. My education was interrupted by military service and entering the workforce. I completed my undergraduate work at National-Louis University of Evanston, Illinois with a BA in Management and Business. I have certification as a substitute teacher, grades Pre-K thru Adult. I have served as a long-term substitute teacher at Barnard Elementary School, Evans Middle School, and Kelly Miller Middle School.
In 2002 National-Louis University named me as its “Distinguished Alumni Honoree”. In 2006 National-Louis University named me as its “Alumni of the Year” for Expertise-Professionalism-Service. I am a retired member of the United States Air Force, with active duty service with the DC National Guard and US Air Force Reserves. I have been honored as a “Volunteer of the Month” by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, recipient of the Pollin Award for Community Service, and I have awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal from the Department of Defense.
Because of my interest in public education, I testify regularly before the District of Columbia City Council on public education and other related issues. I also serve as a mentor to several young people in the District of Columbia.