• Board of Education Members




     Gregg Batchelor

    Greg Batchelor 
    Board Member

    15220 Highway 43
    Russellville, AL 35654

    Email: gbatch1197@aol.com; greg.batchelor@rcs.k12.al.us
    Term Ends: May 2022





    Jerry Groce Jerry Groce
    Board Member

    740 Hamilton Street
    Russellville, AL 35653

    Email: jerry.groce@dhr.alabama.gov; jerry.groce@rcs.k12.al.us
    Term Ends: May 2023



    Mr. Jerry Groce is a 1974 graduate from Russellville City Schools and holds a Master Degrees in Social Work and Business Administration.  He is currently a District Administrative Specialist for the Alabama Department of Human Resources.  Jerry served on the Russellville City Council from 1988-2004.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee for Northwest Council of Local Governments, Advisory Board for Bank Independent, Trustee Board for the University of West Alabama, and Member of Council of Business Advisory Board for University of North Alabama. 

    He has been married to the former Benetia Buckner from Florence, Alabama since 1981.  Benetia is an employee of Northwest Shoals Community College.  Jerry and Benetia have two children; Evan and Alayna, both graduates of Russellville High School.  



    Greg TrappGreg Trapp

    45 Oak Shadow Drive
    Russellville, AL 35653

    Email: greg.trapp@driverhq.us; greg.trapp@rcs.k12.al.us
    Term Ends: May 2025





    Bret GistBrett Gist
    Vice President

    P. O. Box 179
    Russellville, AL 35653

    Email: bgist@ggsteel.com; bret.gist@rcs.k12.al.us 
    Term Ends: May 2021 






    Mr. Bret Gist is a graduate from Russellville City Schools, and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama Birmingham.  He is a member of several professional and civic organizations.  He serves on North Alabama Works, Local Workforce Development Board, Valley State Bank Board of Directors, and the Northwest Shoals Community College Advisory Board.  He has served on the Russellville City Board of Education since 2011. 

    Mr. Gist is a local business owner and very active in the community.  He is married to Linda Brown Gist and has three children all which have attended Russellville City Schools. 




    Kim Clonts                                                                                      

    Board Member Kim Clonts

    24 Signore Drive

    Russellville, AL 35653


    Email: kim.clonts@rcs.k12.al.us


    Term Ends:  2024




    Mrs. Kim Stanley Clonts is a 1986 graduate from Russellville City Schools and has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Alabama.  She has been married to Steve Clonts for 28 years and is a member of First Baptist Church Russellville.  She currently works for the Franklin County Commission.