Bill Anderson

UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education
Special assistant to the dean for community relations


Bill Anderson has been an educator for more than 30 years, 25 of those with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).  He is with the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte.  Prior to joining the College of Education, he was the executive director of MeckEd.  Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, also known at MeckEd, is committed to quality public education for all students and is an independent voice for public education.  Before MeckEd, he was executive director of Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Inc. from 2002 to 2006.


Bill received a bachelor of arts in education from Greensboro College and his master's in educational administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  In 2001, he received his Ed.D. in educational leadership from UNC Charlotte.


Dr. Anderson served in several roles during his time with CMS. He was the assistant superintendent for high school curriculum and instruction in CMS, as well as a principal and assistant principal at several middle and high schools in Charlotte and Shelby, including four years as principal at Myers Park High School. During his tenure there, the school was named the seventh best public high school in the nation by Newsweek magazine (2003). During his work at Shelby High School (1997-2001), the school was named one of the “Top 10 Most Improved Schools in North Carolina.” Bill Anderson was N.C. Principal of the Year in 2001.


    Jan 30, 2014
    Those of us who raise concerns about the “Opportunity Scholarship Act” do not do so because we oppose school choice. All parents should be able to choose the best education for their children. However, the opportunity this taxpayer-funded voucher program creates is the opportunity to fail North Carolina’s children, particularly those from low-income households. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
    Jan 29, 2014
    Starting with the 2014-15 academic year, the N.C. Opportunity Scholarship Act will offer a $4,200 voucher to pay for low-income children in public schools to attend private schools. Rep. Rob Bryan, R-Mecklenburg, and MeckEd's Bill Anderson weigh in on the change with opposing viewpoints.
    Mar 06, 2012
    Welcome to MeckEd.  As the executive director, I would like to introduce you to Mecklenburg County’s premier public education advocate.  MeckEd’s role is quite simply to inform, educate and engage our community about the most pressing issues surrounding our public schools.
    Apr 15, 2011
    When the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute unveils its new Regional Indicators website in the next month, it will also be announcing several "indicator partners" who have signed on to use the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project as their primary tool for gathering and tracking data for their respective missions. One of these is Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, also known as MeckEd.