Slater named new Wetumpka High principalPublished 6:11pm Thursday, June 5, 2014
A new hand is taking the helm at Wetumpka High School. The appointment of Dr. Robbie Slater as WHS principal was approved Thursday night during a special called meeting of the Elmore County Board of Education.
Slater will fill the position left vacant by former principal Cindy Veazey who recently transferred to the system’s central office to service as senior coordinator of institutional services. Veazey served as the school’s principal from the beginning of the 2011-12 school year until the end of the 2013-14 year.
“Dr. Slater was selected from a field of several outstanding candidates and has demonstrated impressive ability in a number of administrator positions within our district,” said Elmore County Superintendent of Education Dr. Jeff Langham.
Being a high school principal is a dream Slater has long cherished.
“I have wanted to eventually be a high school principal since I first started with the school system,” said Slater. “I am very excited that the board has given me this chance.
“My family has been firmly a part of the Wetumpka community for about 20 years, so that makes this particular job even more exciting for me. I’m also excited about the idea of being able to hand diplomas to my own children in just a few years.”
Slater has been employed in the Elmore County School System since 2000. During that time he served first as a teacher, then as an assistant principal at Wetumpka Elementary and Wetumpka Middle schools. Slater transferred to the central office in 2011 as the transportation supervisor and was named senior coordinator of administrative services in 2013.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the students, staff, faculty and parents of Wetumpka High School,” said Slater. “I can’t wait to get started and I am looking forward to the upcoming school year.”
He received his B.S. from Troy University, his M.Ed. from Alabama State University, his Ed.S. from Auburn University of Montgomery and his Ph.D. from Auburn University. Slater and his family live in Wetumpka.