Meet Our Principal

Choctaw Tribal Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Greg Carlyle to Principal of Tucker Elementary School. Carlyle grew up in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada and later completed high school in St. Catharine's, Ontario (located approximately 20 miles from Niagara Falls). Following the completion of a biology degree at the University of Guelph, he served two years as a missionary in Costa Rica teaching science at the International Christian School. It was in Costa Rica that Carlyle met his wife, Ann Marie (nee: Buckner), a Starkville native, who was teaching as well.
The 2022-2023 school year will mark his 31st year as an educator, 23rd year serving as a school administrator, and year eighteen working with the Choctaw Tribal Schools. Carlyle previously served as a teacher at Choctaw Central High School (1995-99), the Coordinator of the NASA Teacher Enhancement Center (1997-99) and Principal at Pearl River Elementary (2000-06) as well as Choctaw Central High School (2006-12). He is excited to return to the Tribal Schools after serving ten successful years as the Head of School at Heritage Academy (2012-2022) in Columbus, MS.
Carlyle believes that "there is a leader in every student and that it is the role of an educator to guide, direct, and support students to reaching their full potential as an individual and leader."
Greg Carlyle holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Mississippi State University. He and Ann Marie have three adult children: Alex, Andrew, and Emma.