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Hi, my name is James Slack and I teach our fabulous 5th graders at Collegiate Academy. This is my second year in education. It is an awesome place to learn and work! I challenge students every year to do their best and to be successful products of their community, but not without the guidance and support from myself and their school. I encourage parents to be active participants in their child’s education. My philosophy- BELIEVE, YOU CAN ACHIEVE! My wife and I have been married for 7 years and live on the island. We have two perfect children. I spend all my spare time with my family and friends. We enjoy sports, movies, dining out and traveling. I graduated from Tarleton State University with a B.S. and M.Ed.
I began my professional career in the Oil & Gas industry as a Drilling Fluids Engineer. I worked offshore, as well as on land. I also spent my share of time in management. While my family grew, I soon realized that I was not comfortable dedicating the amount of time required to have a successful career in the Oil & Gas industry. I wanted to spend my time with my family. While working on an offshore drilling rig, I completed my M.Ed in Educational Administration in order to prepare myself for a career as an educator. I attained my Texas Educator certificate in 2016.