Ronald Ellerbe

  • Ronald Ellerbe

    Resident of Freeport UFSD

    Ronald J. Ellerbe was elected to the Nassau BOCES Board by local school districts in September 2007.

    Mr. Ellerbe was a member of Freeport UFSD's Board from 1996 to 2023, serving as vice president from 2006 to 2023; president from 2000 to 2001; and chairman of the legislative, safety and budget committees. He is active in the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

    A well-known advocate for education on Long Island, Mr. Ellerbe served as President of the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association (N-SSBA) (2017) and now serves as ex-officio (President’s Advisory Committee member) and has served on several committees including the nominating, legislative and finance committees. Additionally, Mr. Ellerbe is a member of the Board of Directors and a past President of Reform Education Finance Inequities Today (REFIT).

    Mr. Ellerbe serves as a Trustee of the Village of Freeport (2013 to present). For the last two years, Mr. Ellerbe has served as the Deputy Mayor of the Village of Freeport.

    In 2009, Mr. Ellerbe earned a Sixty over Sixty award from the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island Inc. In 2011, he received the Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award in recognition of his contributions to public education in Nassau County, and in 2015, he was named Advocate of the Year by NYSSBA.

    Mr. Ellerbe is a graduate of Fordham University and holds a master's in public administration from Long Island University, C. W. Post. He also was awarded a Master of Boardsmanship from the NYSSBA.