Dr. Wendy Farrow, Assistant Principal
Hello Vikings! My name is Wendy Farrow, and I have the great pleasure of being the Assistant Principal over 12thgrade this year. While this is not the senior year you imagined, there are a lot of people here who will be working hard to make it a great year for you. Please feel free to contact me for anything you might need this year, as I'm sure you will have questions as we navigate this new terrain together. The pandemic has presented us with the opportunity to create something entirely new, and creating something new is always exciting. 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 have 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 last year, 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 27, 26, and 24, and they all live on their own. My husband, Marc, is a Physical Therapist and certified forest therapy guide. One of our daughters, Kelsey, went to Duke University and is now in PA School at Elon. 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, seven chickens and five ducks. We rescued two of our three dogs this 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. We also raise critically endangered ducks and rare chickens. Animal conservation 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!