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.
HAW RIVER, N.C. — Everyone loves sea turtles, especially the students at Alexander Wilson Elementary School in Haw River. Each month they get to skype with the Sea Turtle Hospital in Marathon Florida. This year the school has adopted a rescued sea turtle named Bubble Butt. As you can imagine, the students get a kick out of the turtle’s name. According to the media coordinator Christine Quigley she had a little explaining to do. “Yes, they love the name. I’ve had […]
SNOW CAMP, N.C. — Students at Sylvan Elementary are putting their creative sides to work. They are making animal masks that they can use for their spring musical theater production of “Jungle Book.” Working with Donovan Zimmerman of Paperhand Puppet Intervention, they are learning the step-by-step process. He says it is a lot of fun for the kids to get to try something new. “I’m here to sort of make art fun for them so that, hopefully, we can have some […]
PFAFFTOWN, N.C. — Reagan High School math teacher Wendy Bartlett has a somewhat simple philosophy when it comes to teaching. “The first thing I think is, ‘I teach kids — not math,'” she says. “So that’s a philosophy in that they’re not going to remember anything I teach them or have any interest in anything I teach them, until they know that I love them.” You can see she truly cares about her students every day in her classes and […]
REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Bullying can be a problem in schools, but two Reidsville High School students are doing what they can to meet the problem head-on. Demontez Canada and Tyvon Smoot heard about a freshman student whose sister had tweeted that he was feeling bad because he had been picked on and was eating lunch at the high school alone. So the two upperclassmen wanted to turn a negative into a positive. “We both decided to meet him the next day […]
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Camden Dillard was a husband, father and a man of great ambition. He was an administrator in the child nutrition department in the Rockingham County school system and a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he was enrolled in his last class to earn his Bachelor of Science degree. But then tragedy struck. In July, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. Because of his illness, he was unable […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Excitement and laughter fill the air at Crossnore School & Children’s Home in Winston-Salem. This may just be a fifth graders dream field trip. They get their hands dirty while learning. Eric Mathis, the Miracle Grounds network coordinator, says its all about connections. “What we do is we get them connecting with the soil to basically understand where our food is coming from. But also what’s really cool about it is there are some healthy bacteria in there […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Thomas Faucette has worn many hats in his life. He is a World War 2 veteran and is retired from the post office, but his most recent job of almost three decades could be his favorite of all. He is a school crossing guard working at Clara J. Peck Elementary School. He started working the intersection of Florida Street in 1988 when his wife was a teacher at the school. He says he has loved it from […]
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 […]