Ms. Denetra Slaughter

Phone: (936) 248-5000


Degrees and Certifications:

I graduated Stephen F Austin State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2008. I've obtained a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification. I am currently attending SFASU as a student in the superintendent program. I've been teaching 1st grade for 9 years and this is my 5th year at Tenaha Elementary School! I will graduate in December 2016! I'm excited to start my 10th year in education...get ready it's going to be a busy year!

Ms. Denetra Slaughter

Welcome to 1st Grade!  I am excited to begin a new year teaching. My name is Denetra Slaughter and I teach first grade math and science. I look forward to working with your child!


I am engaged to Patrick Moore...he stole my heart so I'm stealing his last name!  We're planning a spring or summer wedding in 2019.

Teaching is a tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents.  We are partners in the learning process!  

I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year I will communicate through notes, telephone calls, emails, report cards and parent teacher conferences.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions for concerns at any time.  You can call me at the school, send a written note or contact me via email.

My beliefs on teaching are short and simple- Everyone Can. I believe that if someone is willing to do something or learn or grow then everyone can accomplish, everyone can succeed, everyone can grow. It is my philosophy that what students are exposed to and develop when they're younger can have an enormous impact on the rest of their lives. Therefore, it is my mission to instill in my students the belief that they too CAN do anything they set their mind to, and with my help I hope to guide them along that path!


Warmest Regards,

Ms. Slaughter