District 4: William Ellis

Mr. William Ellis

William Ellis was elected to the Edgecombe County Board of Education in 2016. 
William S. Ellis Jr. was born and raised in Macclesfield, N.C. and graduated from South Edgecombe High School. He received a BS degree from Atlantic Christian College, a MA degree in Physical Education, a MA degree in Administration, and a Educational Specialist degree all from East Carolina University.
Mr. Ellis began his teaching career in 1980 at North Edgecombe High School before moving to SouthWest Edgecombe High School in 1984 as Head Basketball Coach.  He returned to North Edgecombe in 1988 as assistant principal and held that position until being named principal in 1992 until 1994.  Mr. Ellis became principal of South Edgecombe Middle School in 1994 until 2001 when he was named principal of G.W. Carver Elementary School where he served until his retirement in 2016.
During an educational career span of 36 years Mr. Ellis was named Coach of the Year twice and Principal of the Year three times.  He currently serves as a Career Coach for Edgecombe Community College.  Mr. Ellis is married to Angela Ellis and has two adult daughters and five grandchildren.  He is a member of Webbs Chapel Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon.  Mr. Ellis was originally elected to the Edgecombe County Board of Education in 2016 and currently serves on the policy committee.
  • Atlantic Christian College
  • East Carolina University
Degrees and Certifications:
  • Master's in Physical Eduation
  • Educational Specialist (EDS) 
  • Master's in Administration
Address:  P. O. Box 453, Macclesfield, NC  27852
Phone:  (252) 827-4285