Administration

Principal

Mrs. Ruthann Bowden, Principal

Mrs. Ruthann Bowden is a graduate of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia.  In 2000, she graduated from Fort Valley State University with a B.S. Ed in Early Childhood, and began teaching at Miller Elementary.  She transferred to Russell Elementary in 2004 and then came to Centerville Elementary in 2010 as the Assistant Principal for Instruction.  She received her M.Ed in Reading and Writing from Walden University and my ED.S. in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University.  In June of 2017, she was honored to be named the Principal here at this amazing school. 

Mrs. Bowden is married to David Bowden and together they have 5 children (three are married) and 6 grandchildren.  When she is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her family or in the audience of a great musical.  

Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mrs. Marcie Shaw, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mrs. Shaw has been at Centerville Elementary since 1991.  She taught various grade levels before becoming an Assistant Principal.
Assistant Principle of Discipline

Mr. Steven Ruzic, Assistant Principal of Discipline

Mr. Ruzic is a proud product of the Houston County School System. After graduating from Northside High School, Mr. Ruzic received his bachelor’s degree in Education from Georgia College and State University. He also holds a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University, a specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College, and a degree in Educational Leadership through Columbus State University.
 
Mr. Ruzic has been in education since 1996. Before becoming the Assistant Principal of Discipline at Centerville Elementary in 2021, he served as a teacher at Kings Chapel Elementary, Warner Robins High, Veterans High, and Warner Robins Middle school.
 
Mr. Ruzic’s wife Wendy and sons Steven and Austin are what motivates him every day. His goal is to respect everyone and offer his absolute best effort each and every day.