Slayton Wins State Music Educator’s Award

February 16, 2017

Bill Slayton has been named the Florida Music Education Association District School Board Member of the Year. The award is presented annual to an individual for outstanding contributions over an extended period of time to music education throughout Florida as well as nationally.

Slayton represents the North Escambia area as the District 5 member on the Escambia County School Board.

Slayton holds bachelor and master’s degrees in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi, served as band director for Tate High School’s “Showband of the South” from 1971 to 1987 and served as fine arts supervisor for the Escambia County School District from 1987 to 1991. From 1991 until 2007, he moved into administration for the school district, serving as assistant principal and principal at Woodham High and principal at George Stone Technical Center.

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3 Responses to “Slayton Wins State Music Educator’s Award”

  1. Kim (Strickland)Little on February 17th, 2017 8:38 am

    Congratulations Mr Slayton

  2. Robin Rentz Mickelsen on February 16th, 2017 12:42 pm

    Congratulations Mr Slayton. A well deserved honor for all of the investments you have made in so many people over the years. I absolutely enjoyed my time in ” The Showband of the South ” Job well done.

  3. anne 1of2 on February 16th, 2017 12:09 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Slayton! I’d give anything to know a quarter of what you know about music. For awhile, music classes were the only reason I went to school, lol. What an inspiration those classes were.

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