Assistant Principal's Message

  • After honorably and proudly serving in the US Navy, I decided to pursue my dreams and serve our youth as a Physical Education Teacher. Naval Aviation is a very demanding job that taught me essential skills in management, attention to detail, and how to bring a diverse team together to keep our aircraft mission capable. Over the last decade and teaching in three districts, I have transferred these skills into the world of education while maintaining a high level of integrity for myself and my students. These experiences, both in the classroom and in service to our country, have helped me create an empowering environment that encourages self growth and inspires an interest in healthy living and physical activity. 

    I look forward to serving the students and staff at Garland Quarles Elementary as I continue to learn and grow under Principal Hovatter. I am most excited to explore the way she utilizes physical activity and recess as a key component to the success she has created for her students at GQES. 

    Mr. Luke Slezak
    Assistant Principal
    Garland R. Quarles Elementary

Education & Experience

  • In addition to his military training, Mr. Slezak has a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Health and Physical Education. He obtained his Master’s in Educational Administration/Leadership from Averett University in 2019.