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Mrs.  Debbie  Clance
Assistant Principal

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Assistant Principal

My name is Debbie Clance and for the past 15 years have been lucky to call Belwood my home. I began my career as a teacher of Remedial Mathematics at W.L. Swain Elementary. After having taught Math exclusively for one year, I taught first grade at Swain for the next 5 years. In 1998 I came to Belwood and worked as a second and third grade teacher for for six years. I began as Instructional Coordinator in 2004 and was named Assistant Principal in 2009. Some of my duties have included Pre-K Site Director, Testing Coordinator,  and RtI /SST Coordinator. I have served on the School Council, the Reading First Grant Writing Team, and the Better Seekers Team. I enjoyed supervising a student teacher for one year and was honored to be named Belwood's Teacher of the Year for 2001. I love Belwood!

I graduated from Shorter College (now University) in 1990 with a BS in Business Administration and returned to earn my Teaching Certificate in 1992. I received my Master of Education Degree from Berry College in 1997 and my Educational Specialist Degree from Lincoln Memorial University in 2004. I am married to my wonderful husband Jeff, the Human Resources Director for Gordon County Schools. We have two beautiful boys, Jude & Nathan, currently enjoying 3rd grade here at Belwood. They are lucky to be learning with the most wonderful teachers in the county.

As a parent, I understand that you may have concerns and questions about your child's school. If there is anything I can help you with, please contact me at or call 706.629.9547. At Belwood we are Building Exceptional Students.