• Viking Nation!!!

    My name is Art Wade; the newest member of the administrative team. I am ecstatic to serve as your assistant principal for the 2023- 2024 school year! This is my 24th year in education and my 22nd year working for Guilford County Schools.  

    I am a native of Bassett, VA and a 1994 graduate of JD Bassett High School. After high school, I was afforded the opportunity to attend Catawba College, where I majored in Physical Education and was a member of the men's basketball program. In 1998, I was honored as the SAC Player of the Year and named to the Blue Ribbon Small College All American Team. 

    I began teaching elementary PE in 1998 at Patrick Henry Elementary School before moving to Greensboro. In 2001, I was hired at Ben L. Smith High School as a PE teacher and head basketball coach. During my time at Smith, I also served as Communities in Schools Coordinator. After a 6 year stint, I transitioned to Western Guilford High School as a PE teacher and head basketball coach, where I served another 4 years. 

    In 2010, I earned my master's in School Administration from Gardner Webb University. With a degree in hand, I remained in the classroom another 4 years at the Academy at Smith.

    In 2014, I was named athletic director at TW Andrews High School. In 2015, I was named athletic director at JB Dudley High School. After 6 years as AD, I was promoted to assistant principal in 2021. 

    My goal is to bring my past experiences in education to enhance the overall school environment here at Northwest High School. I will work tirelessly to ensure the needs of both our students and staff are met!


    Administrative Responsibilites: Alpha A-F, Math, EC, Media Center, Athletics, Custodians

    Contact Info: wadea@gcsnc.com or 336-605-3300 ext: 1114