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 My name is Gayle Waycaster and I have the pleasure of working as your child’s special education teacher this year in Pre-K. This is my eleventh year working as an educator. I have taught both general education and special education here at Belwood Elementary and at Tolbert Elementary. I was raised in Summerville, GA, and graduated from Chattooga High School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Kennesaw State in Early Childhood Education and my Master’s Degree from Walden University in the areas of reading and math. I am highly qualified to teach all content areas and special education in grades PreK-5. My husband, Mark is a School Resource Officer for Calhoun City Schools. We have one son, Cameron, who attends Calhoun High School. I feel honored to be working with your child and your family this year.

 My paraprofessional is Gail Reece. Mrs. Reece is a graduate of Gordon Central High School. She worked at Sonoraville High School for six years as a library/media paraprofessional. This is her seventh year as a paraprofessional at Belwood. She and her husband Tony have two children. Tony Reece Jr who is 24 and Clayton Reece who is 21. This is her third year working in Special Education. She is looking forward to working with your child this year.

Communication is very important to me.  My main source of communication is ClassDojo.  Here I will share pictures & other important information.  You can also send messages to me at this site as well. Please note that messages will not be returned in most cases until after 2:15 each day.  If you need to change transportation or have immediate questions you may call the Belwood office at 706-629-6597.

You can join our class at   You will need to get a code from me to add at the end of this address.  This code will be specific to your child so the messages you send to me will be private.  Please let me know if you have any questions about Class Dojo.  



Thank you for the opportunity to serve your family in this capacity.



Mrs. Waycaster