Ms. Ashley Young, Principal

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  • Welcome Viking students and families to the 2020-2021 school year!  I am so excited to be back to serve as Principal at Northwest High School!  I look forward to continuing the amazing things that the students, staff, and community have accomplished here at NWH. 

     This is an outstanding school, and the high expectations and standards that have been established contributes to the success of our students. While I know many of you, I am excited to meet the students and families that I have not had the opportunity to work with yet. I know this school year will look much different, but I am committed to providing support and resources for our students and families.  We will all work as a team to continue moving our students forward, and to prepare them for what is next.

     I want to encourage each family to be involved with our school community, and take an active role in their student’s education.  It is this collaboration between our hard working staff, and our students and their families, that will allow our school to continue to grow and thrive.  We will work as a team to provide each student with every opportunity to be successful, and to maintain a caring and inclusive environment.

     I have been in education for 19 years.  I started my career as a Middle School Special Education Teacher in Guilford County.  After 4 years, I transferred to Northwest High School, where I served as both a teacher, then an Assistant Principal. I was here for a total of 11 awesome years.  I was then Principal at McMichael High School in Rockingham County before coming back to Guilford County to serve as Principal of Northwest Middle School for the past two years.  I received a degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I then earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from UNCG in 2009.  I received my M.S. Certification in School Administration from UNCG in 2013.  I have a daughter, Carly who just graduated from Northwest High in 2020. 

     It is my priority to be available to all stakeholders in our school.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at or 336.605.3300.

     I look forward to fantastic school year! 

     Ashley Proctor Young