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Mrs. Farrow holding her award for Excellence and creativity, as an apple. Photo taken by Jozalin Gonzalez

Wheeling Park’s very own Mrs. Farrow won the West Virginia’s Broadcastings’ award of Excellence and Creativity. She had won the award in January but had finally gotten the apple in April. 

Ms. Smith, a social studies teacher and colleague of Mrs. Farrow nominated Farrow for the award.

“The award is for teachers who make a difference, are involved with their students’ lives, and have unique and engaging lessons,” Ms Smith said in regards to some of the qualities that Mrs. Farrow really embodies. 

“The classes that we teach, I think she definitely puts her heart into it. She wants to, not only help kids achieve academically, but in terms of socially, in terms of the world. There have been a few examples where she talked about students that she helped, who were going through a lot of challenges outside of school. She’d had some teen moms, as students, and they came to her for advice. She does all of that on top of everything else, on top of being a full time mom. So I thought that she deserves a little bit of recognition,” Ms. Smith stated. 

Mrs. Farrow expresses her enjoyment and motivation to be a teacher at Wheeling Park.

“I am actually a Park graduate, and I loved my time at Park. I was involved in a lot of stuff when I was here, I played in some sports. High School is a positive memory for me. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and to teach at Park is the cherry on top,” said Mrs. Farrow.

“Developing positive relationships with my students. Trying to have fun with them while I’m teaching. you know we’re in a classroom with no windows, for eight hours a day at a desk. So I understand it’s not always fun for students. so I try to make it fun for them. And along the way, I get to know them and they get to know me. It makes the day a little bit better,” Mrs. Farrow said about how she builds connections with the students. 

Mrs. Farrow not only advises building connections in the classroom, but also finds ways to constantly stay positive.

“Just staying positive I would say. It’s not always easy to go to your job. There’s probably a thousand things we have going on outside of school. And some days are better than others. making a good time out of what you have to do. Education and learning is something no one can take away from you. So if you utilize your time right and learn as much as possible while you’re here and you have fun doing it, it’s not wasted time, and you’ll always have it. I just think learnings important,” Mrs. Farrow said as a piece of advice for teachers and students alike.

Mrs. Farrow has been an amazing teacher, and she has been one, of many, that deserve the recognition.  Lots of teachers here at Wheeling Park High School put their hearts into the work they do!

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