Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science from Bethel College (McKenzie, TN) in Exceptional Learning and Development w/ Minor in Education Studies
Mr. Brooks Gayton
The 2018-2019 school year will be my 12th year in education, my 4th year as a Cartersville Purple Hurricane Educator, and my 1st year as Head Coach of the Cartersville High School Wrestling Team. I am very excited about the 2018-2019 school year, and looking forward to working with all of my students, athletes, parents, teachers, and administration! Go Canes!
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Exceptional Learning and Development from Bethel College in 2006. I attended Cartersville High School from Kindergarten through my Freshman year, but Graduated from Fultondale High School in Birmingham, AL in 2000 with an Advanced Academic College Prep Diploma.
I began my teaching career in the Polk County School System in 2006 where I served as a Substitute Teacher, Special Education Paraprofessional, and Middle School Severe Emotional Behavior Disorder Teacher at Harpst Academy and Goodyear Elementary School where I served until 2008.
I began my position with the Bartow County School System in 2008 where I served as Emotional Behavior Disorder Teacher, Special Education Co-Teacher, and Health/Physical Education Teacher at South Central Middle School, Euharlee Elementary School, Adairsville Middle School, and Woodland High School where I served until 2012.
I began my position with the Georgia Cyber Academy in 2012 where I served as the Science/Social Studies Resource Classroom Teacher for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades where I served until 2015.
I came back home to the Cartersville City Schools in 2015 where I still serve as the Special Program Mathematics Resource Teacher and Special Programs Math Co-Teacher. As a former Cartersville City Schools Student, it is an honor to serve the community that I grew up in.
I grew up in Cartersville, GA playing baseball in the Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department. I started wrestling and playing football in Cartersville Middle School. I continued to play Football, Baseball and wrestled through my high school career. I moved from Cartersville High to Fultondale High in Birmingham, AL after my father passed away during my Freshman year. I was fortunate to be on the 1998 & 1999 AHSAA Wrestling State Runner-Up Teams at Fultondale. I made the Alabama All-State Football Team during my senior year.
I earned a Football Scholarship to Bethel College in McKenzie, TN out of high school. I played fullback/linebacker for the Bethel Wildcats and earned a "Best Special Teams Player" award as a freshman.
Upon graduation, I returned to Cartersville, where I served the Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department as Referee for Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Softball. I also served the Northwest Georgia Community as a Georgia High School Association Football Official with the Etowah Valley Football Officials Association.
I began my coaching career at South Central Middle School, where I coached football, wrestling, baseball, and soccer. I moved up to Woodland High School in 2010 where I served as an Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Football team, Assistant Coach of the Wrestling Team (2011 Wrestling State Duals Champions & 2012 Wrestling State Duals Runner-Up), and I served as the Head Mens Soccer Coach as well. I became an Assistant Wrestling Coach at Cartersville High during the 2014-2015 Season and served through the 2017-2018 season in that role. I will serve as the Head Wrestling Coach for the 2018-2019 School Year after former Head Coach Garvin Edwards retired in June 2018. I was selected to be an Assistant Coach on the Team Georgia Wrestling Junior National Duals Team that traveled to Tulsa, OK in June 2018 and competed in the olympic wrestling styles: Freestyle and Greco.
I am married to Roxanne Gayton, a Pre-School Teacher at Cartersville First Baptist Church where we are also members. We have 3 daughters: Layla (7), Skyla (6), and Sadie Jo (1). Layla and Skyla are both students at Cartersville Primary School. I am very happy to be back in my hometown and serve the Cartersville Community as an Educator and Coach and look forward to raising our kids in such a great community as Cartersville. GO CANES!!!