parents & students

Greetings from McRae-Gaines Learning Center!

In November 2021 we move into the renovated Cedar Park Elementary School building at 1101 Woodrow Avenue. We are so grateful to God, as well as to our Board of Directors and their work with Selma City Schools, the School Board and Selma City Council for this new home

Now comfortably established at 1101 Woodrow Avenue, we must confront the many underlying issues with a building constructed and equipped with HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and intercom systems in the 1960s. As we say, “Everyday there is a new surprise!”

I will refer you to our “INVEST” page here on our website for the projects that our Development Director, and Fundraising Committee are dealing with.  Make sure that you contact Development Director John Deamer at if you can help.

Our School Community all joins hands about four times a year to raise funds for our Teacher Recognition Fund or Guardian Angel Fund. We hold our online Popcorn Sales – really delicious popcorn – perfect for family movie night or holiday gifting – or some other fundraising effort. Your help as a parent or family is always gratefully appreciated.

In addition, I want to announce the launch of our Special Education Program here at McRae-Gaines. You will notice that we have hired Ms. Candice Pettaway as our Special Education Consultant. Ms. Pettaway will be responsible for the establishment of special education systems, routines, and processes, training MGLC staff on special education service delivery and progress monitoring and keeping the Board of Directors abreast of all relevant federal, state and local statute requirements.

Ms. Pettaway will also help me interview any candidates for our Part Time Special Education Teacher who will carry out all the systems and processes that she puts in place for our very important group of students!If you know of any Special Education Professionals who might want to help us part time please refer them to me at 334-872-7109.

Thank you so much! God bless you and your families.

Mrs. Sadie M. Moss
McRae-Gaines Learning Center