Eugenia Upshaw 8 West Flat Rd. Pittsview, Al 36871 Represents: Place/District 5 – Cottonton, Pittsview, Seale
Eugenia Upshaw is a proud 1972 graduate of Russell County 's then-Chavala High School. She then marticulated at Troy University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 and Master's of Business Administraton in 2003. Eugenia is currently employed at WestRock Company in Cottonton, AL.
Eugenia served as Pittsview School's PTA President from 1989 until 1995. She then became an active member of the PTA Council in 1996 until 1998. In 2010, Eugenia ran a successful campaign and was elected to RCBOE where she currently serves as vice-president.
Eugenia is married. She is the Director of Christian Education at Antioch Church (2008-present). She enjoys family, watching sports, and supporting young people.
Tim Simpson 641 Hwy 26 Hatchechubbee, AL 36858 Represents: Place/District 7, County At Large
Tim’s Bio Tim Simpson is a 1978 graduate of Shelby County High School in Columbiana, AL. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He currently owns his own Civil Engineering and Land Surveying Company known as Barrett-Simpson, Inc. with offices in Phenix City, Opelika and Eufaula, AL. Tim is a registered Engineer in four states and a registered land surveyor in three states. Tim proudly served his country in the United State Navy Reserve for 35 years and retired as a Navy Captain. His wife Pam is a retired educator who was an Assistant Principal at Russell County High School and Principal at Ladonia Elementary School. He is the Worship Leader at Hatchechubbee Baptist Church and is an active member in the Russell County Field Trial Association. Tim is the proud parent of two children and four grandchildren. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys country living in Hatchechubbee in his free time.
Barbara Clark is a proud 1979 graduate of Kendrick High School in Columbus, GA. She worked as an Instructional Assistant in the Computer Lab at Ladonia Elementary School for four years before transferring to Dixie Elementary School where she worked as an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for 21 years. She retired from Russell County in 2017. Barbara was appointed as a member of the Russell County Board of Education in June of 2021, after the resignation of long-time board member Dillie Elliott.
Barbara has been happily married to Chris Clark, a 1979 Chavala graduate, since 1980. They have two sons, that graduated from Russell County High School, and four grandchildren. She is an active member of Crawford Baptist Church. Barbara enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Kenneth Barnes 385 Bethel Rd. Pittsview, Al 36871 Represents: Place/District 4 – Hatchechubbee and Hurtsboro
Mr. Kenneth Barnes is a proud 1982 graduate of Russell County's then-Chavala High School. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Troy University. He currently is a tenured teacher at a neighboring intermediate school.
Kenneth proudly served our country in the United States Army for 21 years. At the time of retirement, Kenneth and his family relocated to his hometown in Russell County where both his childen became graduates of Russell County High School.
Kenneth and his wife Crystal actively work as Athletic Boosters for RCHS; they fill many roles in our school district. He loves sports, singing and spending time with his family.
Tommy Pugh is a proud 1990 Graduate of Russell County High School. In 1991, he graduated from Chattahoochee Community College with a Business Administration Counsel degree. In 1996, Tommy earned the Alabama Insurance Producer License from Alabama Department of Insurance and 1997 Certified Insurance Service Representative designation from National Alliance for Insurance Education.
He is currently self-employed as owner of Tommy Pugh Insurance Agency, Inc located at 12 Woodland Drive in Phenix City, AL.
Tommy was elected in Novemeber 2012, to be a member of RCBOE.
In 2003, Tommy married Jaime Fuller and they now have three (3) children. He is a member of Crawford Baptist Church, past member of Rotary Club of Phenix City, past member of AIIA Personal Lines Committee, past member of Columbus Parks and Recreation Men’s Softball League and supporter of the Ladonia and Russell County Athletic Complex.
Joseph Williams 33 Willie Dr. Phenix City, AL 36869 Represents: Place/District 6 – Fort Mitchell, Mt Olive, and Sunderlan
Joseph Williams is a proud graduate of Russell County's then-Mount Olive High School. He is a college graduate who has experience as a teacher and a bakery worker. He served our country in the United States Army.
Joseph is a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church where he has served as the church clerk. He is currently on the Deacon's Board. He is a member of Prince Hall Masons of the World.
Joseph is married and has adult children. He loves spending time teaching his grandchildren everything he can whenever he gets the opportunity.
John Keith Mitchell 60 Country Hill Ln. Phenix City, Al 36869 Represents: Place2/District 2 – Ladonia
J. Keith Mitchell is a proud 1979 graduate of Chavala High School of Russell County, AL. He attended some college Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC). In his professional career, Keith is a licensed plumber. He is currently employed at Pratt & Whitney Engine Services.
In 1982, Keith became a member of RCBOE and has been elected to continue his service since that time. He is currently President of RCBOE.
Keith is married and they have three (3) adult children. He enjoys outdoor activities and being a cattle farmer. He is the owner/operator of Uchee Valley Angus.