Former North Carolina Association of Educators president Rodney Ellis dies

Former North Carolina Association of Educators President Rodney Ellis has died, according to the organization.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and immediate Past President Rodney Ellis,” the association posted to Facebook. “He committed his life to his family and to making public schools better for every child.

We will miss his tremendous leadership at NCAE and his tenacious commitment to public education. We send our deepest sympathies to his family and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”