Oak Park Elementary School welcomes new principal


Linder Anderson is excited to join the Pine Bluff School District after 23 years as an educator in Woodruff County.

Taking the reigns as principal at Oak Park Elementary School, Anderson said she will foster an environment in which teachers instruct, children learn and parents are involved in the process.

“The goal to success is letting teachers teach, students learn and getting community involvement,” she said. “I am new to this district but, from what I have heard, the parents are already involved.”

Anderson comes to Pine Bluff from the Augusta School District, where she was principal of Cotton Plant Elementary School for 16 years and a teacher for seven years. The Oak Park post became vacant after Karen Enright transferred, according to information provided by the Pine Bluff School District’s administrative office.

Looking ahead to her first day on Monday, Anderson will have more than a month until students arrive on Aug. 18. In the interim, she will make preparations in anticipation of the teachers as well.

“I will do my best to make school a success,” she said. “Stability and longevity are my priorities.”