Prior to that position, he served as the principal at Chelsea High School. Peoples has worked in public education for twenty-three years. During that time he has served as a teacher and/or administrator at every level of education: elementary, middle, high, junior college and college level.
Peoples has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Lee University. He also acquired a Master of Arts Degree in English and a Master of Arts in Administration and Educational Leadership Certification from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.