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Keith Mitchell - RCBOE President

RCBOE PicsJohn Keith Mitchell
60 County Hill Lane
Phenix City, AL 36869
Home: (334) 297-4783
 
Represents:  Place2/District 2 – Ladonia
 
Education: 1979 Graduate from Chavala High School
 Some College (CVCC)
 
 Experience: Board Member since 1982
 Licensed Plumber
 Manufacturing - 12 years at Pratt Whitney
 
 Additional Information: Married, 3 children.

 Enjoys outdoor activities, Cattle Farmer – Owner/Operator of Uchee Valley Angus
 

Kenneth Barnes - Board Member

RCBOE PicsKenneth Barnes
385 Bethel Road
Pittsview, AL 36871
(334) 667-6606
barnesk@russellcsd.net
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

Jerry Wayne Carpenter

5378 Hwy 431 S
Pittsview, AL 36871
Phone: (334) 855-2428
Email:
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 retied 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

 Dillie Elliott
 25 Strickland Road
 Phenix City, AL 36869
 (334) 297-1238
 elliottd@russellcsd.net
 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

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Tommy Pugh
4421-C U.S. Highway 80W
Phenix City, AL 36870
(334) 291-0234
pught@russellcsd.net
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

IMG_9806w.jpgEugenia Upshaw
8 West Flats Road
Pittsview, AL 36871
(334) 667-6515
upshawed@russellcsd.net 
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
 
Employer: MWV
Director of Christian Education, Antioch Church, 2008 - present

Joseph Williams - RCBOE Member

RCBOE PicsJoseph Williams
33 Willie Drive
Phenix City, AL 36869
(334) 855-3579
williamsj@russellcsd.net
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

 

Larry Laney - RCBOE Board Member

Larry RCBOE PicsLaney
95 Highway 169 S
Phenix City, AL 36869
Phone: (334) 297-6670
laneyl@russellcsd.net
Represents: Place/District 7 - At Large

Education: Chavala High 1970, BS Industrial Arts @ Auburn 1974, MS Adult and Vocational Education @ Auburn 1976, 6yr Adult   and Vocational Education and MS in Administration @ Auburn 1981, 6-yr in Administration @ Auburn 1986, Leadership Evaluation Certification State of Georgia 1988.

Experience: Teacher @ Baker High 1974-1985, Assistant Principal @ Baker, Carver, Spencer, Cusseta Road Elementary, and Principal of Rothschild Middle School.


Additional Information: Lifetime resident of Russell County. Member of Crawford United Methodist Church and is Chairman of the Finance Committee. Director on the Russell County Farmers Federation. Served as disaster committee chairperson on the Russell County Chapter of the American Red Cross for ten years. Assistant Chief with the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department.
 

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