Cindy Farmer is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in television news. A Virginia native, she began her career in Roanoke, Virginia, at WSLS TV 10 while still a student at Virginia Tech. After graduation, she moved from Blacksburg to Roanoke and worked full time for TV 10. In August of 1990 Cindy joined the Good Evening Show in Greensboro, based out of the studios of WFMY. In 1992 when that show was canceled she became a part the News 2 reporter team. In 1997, after the birth of her first child Cindy found her “home” with FOX 8 and has been with the station for 20+ years anchoring the FOX 8 Morning and Noon News and reporting each week “What’s Right With Our Schools.”
She has won many awards including an Emmy for Community Service, the Susan G. Komen Lifetime Volunteer Achievement award, The Susan G. Komen Founders Award, the Howard Coble Citizenship award, the USTA Grady Elmore Award for contributions to tennis.
An avid sports fan Cindy loves to play tennis and watch any sport her favorite Virginia Tech Hokies are playing! She says her passion is photography and she loves capturing “the everyday gifts we are given” through her lens. She says photography helps her to live by her day-by-day motto “accentuate the positive!”
She is married and has two daughters who are in college, and three rescue dogs who keep her busy keeping them entertained! She and her husband make their home in Greensboro.
GRAHAM, N.C. — Kim Barger’s classroom at South Graham Elementary doesn’t look like the school’s other rooms. There are no desks, or tables and chairs. Instead there are activities to keep young students physically active. It’s a sensory path room, designed to help students work out pent up energy so they can concentrate and learn. “So they’re able to come in and they hop and they tiptoe and they just use all their senses,” Barger said. “They can do things on […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — While many first-year teachers may be struggling to get their bearings around their new schools, Jordan Mayer isn’t. She is at Alamance Elementary School in Guilford County. Not only did she attend there as a student, but her mother, Becky Mayer, taught there for 14 years and Jordan was her unofficial teacher’s assistant. “Every single day I came to school, I was the person in here,” Jordan said. “I would set out everyone’s morning work. I would […]
ALAMANCE COUNTY — The cafeteria at Broadview Middle School is busy even in the summertime. Each day, the staff has thousands of kids to feed. Alamance-Burlington School System Child Nutrition Director Pam Bailey says the summertime is hard for many students because they don’t get meals. So the school system steps in each year to fill the void. “Our concern is what are they eating during the summer if they don’t have that nighttime meal?” says Bailey. ” What are […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The front of this bus says it all: The Future is Electric! That’s what these Rankin Elementary STEM Camp students are about to learn. For the first time, they are riding an electric bus that will take them to the Greensboro Depot for a tour. According to Rankin Elementary School volunteer Crystal Black, the students are excited to learn about how STEM is a part of the transportation industry. She said, “The group that we have are […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Christie Weatherly retired at the end of the school year but she says she will never be far from education. She said after spending three decades with teachers and children, it becomes a part of you. For 31 years, Christie Weatherly was at home in the classroom with students and teachers. Weatherly said, “The minute I stepped into the classroom I knew. I mean I knew. I’ll get tears just thinking about it. It was a […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Its a celebration 70 years in the making — a historic partnership between the Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association and community groups that eventually led to Gateway Education Center. Former Gateway Principal Dale Metz says it was a program envied by many. “It was those partnerships with the Junior League, with United Way, that built a true community school,” he said. It is a program where infants and toddlers are shown their potential. Because they are started so […]
You might call it the power of PLAY — the Piedmont Learning Academy for Youth music. Through a special partnership with the Winston-Salem Symphony, these kindergartners at Easton Elementary School are learning how to play the violin. They started at the beginning of the school year with the “paper orchestra” where they make their own instrument. They learned the basics with their paper violin like how to stand and hold the instrument. Then, when the students have proven their knowledge […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Speas Global Elementary School in Winston-Salem is doing its part to save Mother Earth. The school is now using compostable lunch trays. It was a parent’s idea to bring the program to the school because she noticed they were using styrofoam lunch trays. According to Jessica McCrory the move only made sense because the school was already teaching students to recycle. “There’s some teachers here at Speas who had already been making some sustainable changes,” she said. “They […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Just about everyone has a favorite teacher they remember from their past that encouraged them and taught them lessons beyond the classroom. For many students at Alamance Elementary School in Guilford County, that teacher is Kim Berg. For 30 years, the physical education teacher has directed lots of events at the school, both during and after school hours. One of the groups she led is the Jazzy Jumpers, an American Heart Association Jump Rope Demonstration team. […]
STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — While other teachers were walking out of their classroom last week to protest for changes in education, some teachers in Stokes County were hoping that parents and other community members would walk into their school and be inspired by what is taking place in the classroom. Piney Grove Middle School invited the community in for a floating Open House on May 1. Teachers kept regular classes schedules but had some hands-on activities to showcase their students’ […]
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — The word dissect might make some people cringe but not the 6th graders at Hawfields Middle School in Alamance County. They say all year long they look forward to the day they get to dissect cow eyes. Why? Well according to Jackson Fulcher, “It was just something you don’t do every day so it was really interesting and it was cool.” It is hands-on learning at its best. Students get to see how their eyes work […]
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — At Hawfields Middle School in Alamance County, there is a fully-equipped exercise room. There are treadmills, spin cycles and even elliptical steppers — but its not necessarily for the teachers to use. Instead it was designed for students. It is called the Learning Cardio Theater. It’s the brainchild of two teachers, Natasha Watson and Danielle Gibbs. The two came up the the idea to help kids learn by keeping them moving. They applied for a grant […]