Welcome to Mr Belair's Class!


About Me:

    Hi, my name is Craig Belair and I love being a part of Gahanna Middle School West. I am honored to serve as our Literacy Instructional Coach and as a classroom teacher for 6th grade language arts. This will be my 12th year teaching in Gahanna Schools and my third year at GMSW. I grew up in Gahanna and attended Royal Manor, Chapelfield, High Point, Middle School East, and graduated from Gahanna Lincoln High School. I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Master's Degree in Literacy from Ashland University. Currently, I'm working towards a Master's in Educational Leadership from The Ohio State University.

    I have an amazing wife, Margie, who teaches 6th grade science in Upper Arlington. We also have two sons that keep us on our toes. Hudson is 7 and in the second grade. His little brother Crosby is 5 and in kindergarten. Our dog Byrnie looks after Hudson and Crosby (and often looks for places to hide from them too!) and is a great partner for TV watching or neighborhood walks. I love to be outside and that means cycling, running, hiking, camping, and relaxing in my hammock. I LOVE to read, especially mysteries, fantasy, and nonfiction. I also enjoy watching movies, sports (all Cleveland teams and the Buckeyes) and TV (though a lot of it seems to be animated these days). 

For more information about language arts class as well as our calendar (linked to our Google Classroom), please be sure to click on link below:

    If you have any questions or concerns, email is the best way to reach me as I try to check it periodically during the day. However, feel free to contact me through my direct line if you prefer and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Contact Information:
Email: belairc@gjps.org
Direct Phone: (614) 269-4815
School Office Phone: (614) 478-5570
School Address: 350 N. Stygler Rd Gahanna, Ohio 43230