Billy Ellzey has served as the superintendent of the Pascagoula-Gautier School District since July of 2022. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with an emphasis in education from the University of Southern Mississippi, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northwestern State University, and a specialist degree in educational leadership from William Carey University where he is currently working on his doctoral degree.
He began his educational career in 1996-97 as a chemistry and physics teacher and also served as an assistant football coach, basketball coach and softball coach in his career before making the leap into the administrative side as assistant principal at South Jones Middle/High School and then principal at Purvis High School. He served as
superintendent at Forest County Agricultural High School from 2015-2017 and superintendent in the Kosciusko School District from 2017 to 2022 before coming to the PGSD.
In addition to fishing, playing golf, and attending sporting and music events, Ellzey spends his vacations hiking and has visited more than a dozen national parks across the United States, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Zion, Arches and Olympic.