Mrs. Ellen Sheehan



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Ellen Sheehan

Subjects Taught

Programming and Broadcasting I and II

Journalism (Yearbook)

1979 - Swansboro High School

1983 - East Carolina University - (major) B.S. in Communications with a concentration in broadcasting

 (minor) Geography

USPTR Certified Tennis Teaching Pro - 25 years

FCC licensed since 1982


Originally began in the television broadcasting business immediately out of college at WCTI-TV, Channel 12 in New Bern.  I served in the news department covering Onslow County and in the advertising department as the Creative Services Director. 

Produced a radio show at East Carolina University - Tennis Shoe Talk Show - about college intramurals.

Member of East Carolina University dancing team.  Performed with ECU Marching Pirates at football games.

Licensed in the state of North Carolina in English and Digital Media.

Served on the Digital Media Curriculum Writing Team for North Carolina.

NTHS Advisor (Silver Star of Excellence Award - 2019-2020)

Onslow County Beginning Teacher of the Year - 2003

SHS Teacher of the Year - 2009

Onslow County CTE Teacher of the Year - 2018-19

WITN-TV Teacher of the Week - 2020-21



Married to Coach Jim Sheehan (University of South Carolina, class of 1978) - retired from Swansboro High School after 32 1/2 years teaching, coaching and serving as athletic director.  Coach Sheehan started the tennis program at SHS, and the tennis facility is named after him.

Daughter - Morgan, Swansboro High School graduate, class of 2013 - Morgan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina - Pembroke where she majored in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcasting and was on an athletic tennis scholarship. Morgan graduated a semester early (fall 2016) and began her Masters in January, 2017.  Morgan graduated in December 2018 with a Masters in Sports Administration.  She is currently the Associate Sports Information Director at the University of North Carolina Pembroke.



    • State exam
    • All students must take exam
    • 100 questions
    • multiple choice
    • 25% of final grade