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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music Education degree with Music Education Major and Mathematics minor from The College of Wooster (Ohio) Master of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Education from Kansas State University Licensed to teach Music and Math.

Bill Slechta

Bill grew up in the Philadelphia, PA area and completed his undergraduate degree from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He later served as a graduate teaching assistant while earning his Master of Music degree from Kansas State University. Over the course of his career, Bill has been an orchestra teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in various states most recently in North Carolina. In addition to teaching orchestra, Bill has taught other music courses and math class along with serving in leadership positions in his schools. During the 2013 - 2014 school year, Bill was the Teacher of the Year at West Cary Middle School and a semi-finalist for the Wake County Public School System's Teacher of the Year. He also earned an Employee Excellence Award in 2021 from the Wake County Schools.

Outside of the public school classroom, Bill worked as an orchestra instructor at The College of Wooster's week-long Music Camp for 18 years ending in 2019. He served NC-ASTA (North Carolina's Chapter of the American String Teachers Association) as Membership Chair prior to his six-year commitment as President-Elect, President, and Past-President which ended in the spring of 2020. Bill also was a member of ASTA’s national Membership Committee from 2011 - 2014. A violist and violinist, Bill most recently performed with the Chapel Hill Philharmonia and was co-music librarian for over 10 years.

Bill and his wife moved to the Columbia area in the summer of 2022 where his wife is employed by the University of South Carolina. He is in his first year as the Meadow Glen Middle School Orchestra Teacher and looks forward to working with Meadow Glen's students. Away from school, he will be joining the string section of the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra.