Keith Mitchell - RCBOE President
John Keith Mitchell
Represents: Place2/District 2 – Ladonia
Education: 1979 Graduate from Chavala High School
Some College (CVCC)
Experience: Board Member since 1982
Manufacturing - 12 years at Pratt Whitney
Additional Information: Married, 3 children.
Enjoys outdoor activities, Cattle Farmer – Owner/Operator of Uchee Valley Angus
Jerry Wayne Carpenter - RCBOE Member
Jerry Wayne Carpenter
Represents: Place/District 7 - At Large
Education: BA in Business Administration from Troy University.
Additional Information: Resident of Russell County for 50 years; Vietnam War Veteran. Cattle and forestry farmer in Pittsview, AL. Worked at Pillowtex, Inc. for 46 years before retiring. Married to his wife, Ruthie, a retired teacher who worked for many years in Russell County. One daughter, Michelle Obert (Randy Obert), who is also a teacher and previous experience in Russell County Schools, and three grandchildren.
Community: Deacon, Seale Baptist Church, Seale, AL; Member, Russell County Gideons; Member, Russell County Retired Educators Association, Director, Russell County Cattleman's Association; Member, AL Cattleman's Association; Member, American Rifleman's Association.
Dillie Elliott - RCBOE Member
Represents: Place 1/District 2: Ladonia
Education: Graduate of Smiths Station High School and Perry Business College. Attended Huntingdon College (Montgomery, AL), Chattahoochee Valley Community College and Troy University (Phenix City Campus).
Experience: Member of Russell County Board of Education since 2002, Administrative Assistant to the County Administrator of Russell County from November 1999 to February 2002. Administrative Assistant to Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Superintendent of Russell County Schools from January 1996 to November 1999. School secretary at Dixie Elementary School from August 1995 to January 1996. School secretary at Ladonia Elementary School from August 1987 to August 1995.
Additional Information: Married to Fort Elliott since 1971. Three children and ten grandchildren.
Member of the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB), Ladonia PTA, Russell County High School PTA, Russell County Building and Planning Commission, Russell County Recreation Committee, and the Educational Task Force for BRAC.
Tommy Pugh - RCBOE Member
Represents: Place/District 3 – Crawford, Dixie & Uchee
Education: 1990 Graduate of Russell County High School; 1991 Business Administration Counsel at Chattahoochee Community College, 1996 Alabama Insurance Producer License from Alabama Department of Insurance; 1997 Certified Insurance Service Representative designation from National Alliance for Insurance Education
Experience: Russell County Board of Education Member since November 2012
Self-employed at Tommy Pugh Insurance Agency, Inc.
12 Woodland Drive
Phenix City, AL 36869
Additional Information: Married to Jaime Fuller since 2003, three children, Member of Rotary Club of Phenix City, Member of Crawford Baptist Church, past member of AIIA Personal Lines Committee, past member of Columbus Parks and Recreation Men’s Softball League, Supporter of the Ladonia and Russell County Athletic Complex.
Eugenia Upshaw - RCBOE Vice President
Represents: Place/District 5 – Cottonton, Pittsview, Seale
Education: Chavala High graduate, 1972
Bachelor of Science, 1995, Troy University
Master of Business Administration, 2003, Troy University
Experience: PTA President, Pittsview School, 1989 - 1995
PTA Council, 1996 -1998
Elected to Russell County Board of Education, 2010
Director of Christian Education, Antioch Church, 2008 - present
Joseph Williams - RCBOE Member
Represents: Place/District 6 – Fort Mitchell, Mount Olive, and Sunderlan
Education: College Graduate
Experience: Military, Teacher, Bakery Worker, Church Clerk, Deacon
Additional Information: Member of Masonic Lodge
Kenneth Barnes - RCBOE Member
Represents: Place/District 4 – Hatchechubbee and Hurtsboro
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Troy University
Experience: Teacher. 21 Years Active Military – U.S. Army
Additional Information: Loves sports and spending time with family