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District 5, Bill Slayton

Bill Slayton
District 5

Office:   850-469-6258
Home:  850-968-9118
Fax:       850-469-6273


BA of Music Education, University of Southern Mississippi
MA of Music Education, University of Southern Mississippi
Certification in Educational Administration and Supervision, University of West Florida
High School Diploma, Pensacola High School, Pensacola, Florida 1966

Mr. Slayton is a native Pensacolian and a product of the Escambia County School System, graduating from Pensacola High School. Judy, Mr. Slayton's wife of fifty years, was a Business Technology teacher for thirty-five years in the Escambia County School District. Their children, Melissa and Charles, attended schools in Escambia County and both are graduates of Tate High School. Melissa taught at Woodham for three years after receiving her degree from the University of West Florida and is now married to Cmdr. Jay Armstrong, USCG. Melissa currently teaches at Beulah Middle School. Melissa and Jay Armstrong are the parents of Mr. and Mrs. Slayton's two granddaughters, Caroline and Lauren. Mr. and Mrs. Slayton’s younger child, Charles, received his degree from Florida State University and is a Business Development Manager with Coca Cola in Pensacola.

1971-1987 Band Director for the Tate High School "Showband of the South"
1987-1991 Fine Arts Supervisor, Escambia County School District 
1991-2005 Assistant Principal and Principal, Woodham High School, Escambia County School District 
2005-2007 Principal, George Stone Technical Center, Escambia County School District

Fourth Term School Board Member
Vice-Chairman, Escambia County School Board 2010-2011, 2018-2020
Chairman, Escambia County School Board 2011-2012, 2020-2021


Rotary (Paul Harris Fellow)
Member of Hillcrest Baptist Church
Deacon for Hillcrest Baptist Church
Member of Hillcrest Baptist Church Orchestra
Member, Escambia Retired Educators Association
Awarded “Outstanding Young Religious Leader for Service to the Community” by the Florida Jaycees


Jim Allen Elementary School
Pine Meadow Elementary School
Kingsfield Elementary School
Lipscomb Elementary School
McArthur Elementary School
Molino Park Elementary School
Bratt Elementary School
Ransom Middle School 
Ernest Ward Middle School
J.M. Tate High School 
Northview High School 
Byrneville Charter School
Escambia Westgate