Phone: 205-695-9728 ex. 1040
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Mrs. Slayton was born and raised in Lamar County, Alabama. She is a 1999 graduate of Lamar County High School. In 2003, she graduated with high honors from The University of Alabama, earning a degree in Communicative Disorders. She then moved to Mobile, Alabama, to pursue a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Alabama and earned that degree in May 2005. She has 15 years of experience as an educator and currently holds a Class A Special Education Teacher’s Certification with Speech-Language Impaired endorsement. She also holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech -Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Mrs. Slayton has experience and additional training in speech sound disorders, alternative and augmentative communication methods, behavioral modification techniques, and trauma-informed teaching practices. She has served as IEP Chairperson for a large elementary school in Saraland, Alabama. Mrs. Slayton was a member of the Bay Area Speech and Hearing Association for over a decade and held various positions of leadership for 8 years including secretary and president of the organization.
The Slaytons returned to Lamar County in August 2020, and Mrs. Slayton currently serves as the Virtual Special Education Teacher for Lamar County School District. Her husband, John David, is a Family Nurse Practitioner and works at Vernon Medical Clinic. They have four children: Taylor (a sophomore at Coastal Alabama Community College), Tyler (a sophomore at Jackson High School), Mallory (a fourth grader at Vernon Intermediate School), and Will (a first grader at Vernon Elementary). Mrs. Slayton enjoys completing DIY home improvement projects with her family and watching sports, especially youth, high school, and college level competitions.