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.
Dillie Elliott 25 Strickland Rd. Phenix City, Al 36869 Represents: Place 1/District 2: Ladonia
Dillie Elliott is a graduate of Smiths Station High School and Perry Business College. She attended Huntingdon College (Montgomery, AL), Chattahoochee Valley Community College and Troy University (Phenix City Campus).
In 2002, Dillie was elected to become a member of Russell County Board of Education. She previously worked as an 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. Dillie served as school secretary at Dixie Elementary School from August 1995 to January 1996 and school secretary at Ladonia Elementary School from August 1987 to August 1995.
Dillie is a 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.
Dillie has been married to Fort Elliott since 1971. They have three (3) children and ten (10) grandchildren.
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.
Ruthie Carpenter 5378 Hwy 431 Pittsview, Al 36871 Represents: Place/District 7 - At Large
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.
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.