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Cindy  Belote
Gifted and Talented Specialist
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K - 5 Gifted & Talented


Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education from University of Texas at Arlington

Bachelor of Arts Physical Education from University of Texas at Arlington

Kindergarten Endorsement from University of Texas at Arlington

Gifted and Talented hours above and beyond required hours

Certified to teach ages 3 through 9th grade


2nd Grade Teacher at Belt Line Elementary School in DeSoto ISD 12 Years

1st Grade Teacher at Merrywood Private School 5 Years

1st Grade Teacher at Shields Elementary School in Red Oak ISD 9 Years

 Gifted and Talented Specialist at Shields Elementary School in Red Oak ISD 8 Years


Welcome! My name is Mrs. Belote. I have taught school for 34 years. Throughout these years, I have participated in hundreds of hours of Gifted and Talented Training. I have also raised two daughters who were in the Gifted and Talented Program in our school district. I am tickled to be your child’s Gifted and Talented teacher!

Your child will attend my class one day per week. We will be working on creative and critical thinking skills. Four interdisciplinary units will be tackled. I will communicate with you through your child’s purple GT Folder. He/She will need to ask you to read and sign it on the nights of my class. It is due back to me the next day. It will keep you informed about field trips, meetings, assignments, and concepts we are exploring. Due to testing and other teaching obligations during my day, it is hard to catch me for an unplanned conference. I encourage you to send a note, call during my planning time, or email me at      


                The GT class times are as follows:

                      1st Grade ~ Thurs. 1:15-2:45 

                          2nd Grade ~ Tues. 12:00-2:00 

                         3rd Grade ~ Wed. 12:30-3:00 

                         4th Grade ~ Wed. 8:45-11:15  

                           5th Grade ~ Thurs. 8:00-11:00 

   I look forward to a wonderful year of discovery with your child!