Welcome to South Side Lower Elementary

I would like to welcome everyone to the new school year. I am Mrs. Pinero the principal at South Side Lower Elementary. I started my journey in education as a 5th grade teacher at South Side Upper Elementary. I have also taught 1st grade as well as 7th and 8th grade Mathematics. My administrative duties have included assistant principal at Nicholson Elementary, co-principal at Picayune Memorial High School, and director at PMHS Career and Technology Center.


I am originally from Jackson, MS. I received my education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and my master’s degree from William Carey College. I have lived in Picayune since 1994. My husband and I have one daughter, Alyssa, who is 14 years old.


I am very excited about the upcoming school year. South Side Lower is an excellent school filled with a wonderful and dedicated staff. I would like to thank everyone for their encouraging words and generosity as I begin this new journey.


Christie Pinero

Principal, South Side Lower Elementary