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Ray Winkler » Welcome to Sloan Creek Intermediate School! 

Welcome to Sloan Creek Intermediate School! 

We will continue to focus on growing young leaders using the book "The Leader In Me" as our foundational guide. I would encourage you to read this book as it has a powerful impact on how students learn to become leaders.  


Click here to learn more about "The Leader In Me"

Click here for the explanation of the 7 habits

We work on the following leadership skills by design each day at Sloan Creek

  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Problem Solving
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Creativity
  • Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Teamwork

A little about me:

  • 27th year in education, 18th year in school leadership. This is my 7th year as principal of SCIS. 
  • Taught 5th-8th orchestra
  • Lovejoy High School Associate Principal 2008-2012
  • Lovejoy ISD K-12 Coordinator of Fine Arts 2008-2012
  • My Family: Wife-Mary, Brandon (8th grade), Leo (5rd grade), Genevieve (1st Grade)

I am looking forward to meeting each of you and ensuring that our learners at Sloan Creek Intermediate School Continue to “Tackle The Challenge”!

Office Hours You are invited to call or text my cell directly 24/7.
Phone (214) 417-4660
Hobbies I love spending time with our 3 kids and with my wife, Mary.

I also enjoy playing music. My main instrument is double bass. I studied both classical and jazz at UNT during my bachelors. For the past 9 years, I in the past, enjoyed playing guitar and leading worship as the music minister at my church. I also play jazz bass in the DFW area with the Frisco Jazz Band and other groups for fun. 

I earned my Masters in educational leadership and instruction in 2005

I have completed my Doctoral coursework and hope to someday finish my Doctoral dissertation as I am an A.B.D. (All But Dissertation) 
Motto Tackle the Challenge!
Year Hired 2008
Where I've Traveled and Lived
I grew up in Zeeland, Michigan