District 5, Bill Slayton

Bill Slayton, District 5
  • District 5

    Bill Slayton

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



  • Education

    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