Willie Maye Jr

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Willie Maye Jr

Willie James Maye Jr (born c. 1937) is a retired Birmingham City Schools teacher and administrator who served three terms on the Birmingham Board of Education, representing District 3.

Maye earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Alabama A&M University in 1958. He returned to complete a master of education in school administration in 1971 and then completed a certification in school administration at UAB in 1975 while pursuing a doctorate. During his career he served as principal of Stonewall Jackson Elementary School in Arlington-West End.

Maye has worked as a football, baseball and basketball referee for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the Georgia High School Athletic Association. He has also served as a trustee, teacher and male chorus director at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

After Sheila Tyson left her Birmingham City Council District 6 seat vacant to be sworn into the Jefferson County Commission in November 2018, he applied to be appointed by the Council to complete her term.

Preceded by:
April Williams
Birmingham Board of Education president
Succeeded by:
Phyllis Wyne


  • "Birmingham Board of Education District 6: Willie James Maye Jr." (August 19, 2009) The Birmingham News
  • Leech, Marie (October 1, 2009) "Birmingham, Alabama school board hopeful W.J. Maye, Gwendolyn Bell lay out District Six goals." The Birmingham News

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