Columbus County Schools

Columbus County Schools

Hear from Justin Farlow about the impact teachers and coaches can have on a student's life at Columbus County Schools.

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Meet Justin Furlow

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For me, it is personal preference as to why I enjoy my district. Every district has something different to offer. In my district we are fairly rural, yet very diverse. This is very similar to the school district I attended as a child, so I am able to easily relate to my students and their situations. I also enjoy a slower pace of life and the rural environment provides that for me.

Justin Furlow


  • 9-12th Grade Spanish 1 and 2, and Civics and Economics Teacher


  • Campbell University


  • 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year, Columbus County Schools
  • JV Boys' Basketball Coach (one year)
  • Varsity Boys' and Girls' Soccer Coach (five years)
  • JV Boys' and Girls' Soccer Coach (two years)

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

I teach because of the impact a teacher and coach can have on an individual's life. I watched as classmates, teammates and myself were molded by our teachers and coaches. Prior to my desire to be a teacher, I wanted to become a lawyer. After being blessed with several amazing teachers in my junior and senior years of high school and discovering the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship, I decided I would much rather be a teacher than a lawyer. I have not ever regretted that decision. I love my job and building relationships with my students. The most rewarding part is watching them learn and grow as they accomplish things they once thought impossible.

Columbus County Schools by the numbers

  • 448

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 5,500

    Engaged Learners

  • $37,000

    New Teacher Starting Salary

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