Hi! My name is Luke Slatton. I teach Social Studies at Jarvis Middle School. This was my first year with Central Valley School District.
What do you like best about what you do?
Interacting with my students and helping them learn. I like that I do something different everyday. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of foreign cultures with students.
What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career?
I really enjoyed coaching basketball during the first year of the newly merged district. It was great to interact with the community and represent Central Valley.
Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?
U.S. Army ROTC for Syracuse University. Teaching and training tomorrow’s leaders, and sharing my experiences from my military career.
What former jobs have you held?
Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army.
Where were you educated?
- University of Central Arkansas – Bachelor of Science
- Utica College – Masters in Education
Where have you lived?
I grew up in southwest Arkansas and while in the military I lived in Georgia, Alaska, Korea, and Iraq. I also spent time in many other countries.
If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?
Spend time with my family.
What book and/or author are you currently reading?
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.
If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?
Country music or bluegrass.
What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?
12 Years a Slave. It is the best movie I have watched in a long time.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would go back to Arkansas and visit my family down there. I miss the southern culture. It is very underrated.
What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?
I graduated from one of the smallest high schools in Arkansas. We only had 14 in my graduating class. At least I was in the top ten!