Meet Our Principal

Mrs. Linda Peoples

Standing Pine Elementary School, Principal

Background and Family

My name is Linda Peoples, and I am from the small town of Noxapater, MS, in Winston County. I am married to Shelly Peoples who is from Standing Pine and is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. We reside in the Standing Pine community and have two children, Joshua and Hannah.

Education and Certification

* Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University

* National Board Certified Teacher

* Master of Science Degree in Education Administration Supervision from Jackson State University


I began my education career at Standing Pine Elementary School in 1989 as a teacher. I have worked in the Choctaw Tribal Schools throughout the years in various capacities as a teacher at Standing Pine Elementary and Pearl River Elementary; a lead teacher at Choctaw Central Middle School, Red Water Elementary and Standing Pine Elementary; a Curriculum Instructional Facilitator and District Test Coordinator at the Division of Schools, and currently as the principal of Standing Pine Elementary.

Welcome to Standing Pine Elementary School

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school. We house pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students at Standing Pine Elementary. We are a small school with a big heart that strives for excellence while promoting respect and embracing the Choctaw culture. Our main goals for the school are: to increase the number of students performing on grade level, to increase our daily average attendance and to increase the number of students comprehending and speaking the Choctaw language. While focusing on our motto, “Every Student Every Day,” and with the hard work of the students and staff we are confident we can reach and maintain these goals.


Linda Peoples, Principal
Standing Pine Elementary