- Mr. Slinkard is the Encore Teacher for Westmeade elementary, He is originally from a small Missouri town, where most of his family still lives. He graduated with a BSED in Elementary Education Emphasis in Special Education form Missouri State University. He taught in Missouri for a year prior to arriving in Nashville. He has been in MNPS for 3 years and is very excited to be teaching in the Encore Program. Mr. Slinkard said recently, “I believe a great way to learn is through problem solving, creativity, collaboration, and challenges.” Mr. Slinkard also teaches Encore at Shayne.
- In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, watching reality T.V., cooking, learning, and listening to music. He plays in a Kickball league and enjoy traveling. Mr. Slinkard’s favorite book is “Oh, the Places You’ll go” as Dr. Seuss tells us life can takes us on some amazing journeys.