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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Ellis is honored for service to W.S. Neal

W.S. Neal dedicates facility in honor of teacher, principal


February 17, 2022

Gretchen McPherson

Friends, family gather to dedicate livestock barn in honor of Ellis

Last Friday, family members, friends, former co-workers and members of the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board gathered at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton to dedicate the Phillip Ellis Livestock Barn in honor of the former agriculture teacher and principal, Phillip Ellis, who spent 37 years in the education system.

Principal Todd Williamson, a former student who took agriculture classes from Ellis, considers him one of his favorite mentors and most influential of his career.

"Ellis spent more than 37 years at W.S. Neal High School," said Williamson. "His entire career was here. He cam...

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