James Lindler has served as a music educator in Lexington School District 2 since 1989 with all but 2 years being at Pine Ridge Middle School. The Pine Ridge Band program serves over 100 students. Over the years, band members have earned numerous "Excellent' and "Superior" ratings at local, state, and regional events. Some have even earned chairs in Region and All-State Bands.
Mr. Lindler resides in West Columbia with his wife Jennifer, who is also a teacher in the district, along with sons Robert and Jacob. His outside hobbies include fishing for striped bass and weight training.