Hello Vikings! My name is Wendy Farrow, and this is my 4th year at Northwest HS. I am supervising the Math, Cultural Arts, and World Languages departments, and I will be working with students in all grades with the last names beginning with G - Le. Our whole school team will be working hard to make this a great year for all students. Please feel free to contact me for anything you might need this year. I look forward to working with students, teachers and families this year!
I grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and I have been in education for over 30 years. I have a PhD in German Literature and Language, and I spent the first part of my career teaching at the college level. I taught my first college class in 1989 at Rutgers University. After moving to North Carolina and teaching at several NC schools (Salem College, Wake Forest University, and Appalachian State University), I chose to switch to high school, where I taught all levels of German (Level I - German 5/IB German), SAT Prep, English 10, and IB Theory of Knowledge. I spent eight amazing years teaching at Parkland IB High School in Winston-Salem before deciding to move into high school administration. I was particularly interested in working with 9th grade students, as success in that first year of high school is the biggest indicator of success in high school overall. In 2013, I came to GCS and served as the AP over the Freshman Academy at High Point Central. While most of my years were spent at HPC, I was also placed at Penn Griffin School for the Arts and The Newcomers School. When I came to Northwest HS, I felt as if I had come home; I’m very happy to be a member of this Viking family.
My husband and I are empty nesters; our children are 29, 28, and 26, and they all live on their own. My husband, Marc, is a Physical Therapist and a certified forest therapy guide. One of our daughters, Kelsey, went to Duke University and then Elon PA School; she is now a pediatric Physician's Assistant. Our son, Killian, and daughter, Winnie, both went to Appalachian State University. We live on a small forest/farm south of Winston-Salem with a lot of animal friends. We have three dogs, one cat, and six chickens. We rescued two of our three dogs during the first "Covid summer"; one was living with an abusive family, and the other had spent his 7-year life in a cage at a medical testing laboratory. Animal protection is very important to me. In our free time, we enjoy hiking, camping, biking, and seeing independent films. My favorite thing is travel; I love to learn about new people and places. And I can’t wait to learn about all of you!
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-605-3300; I look forward to assisting you in any way I can!