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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Hear from Abi Woodson about passion and impact at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

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Meet Abi Woodson

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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools is the absolute best district for teaching! From the moment I began my teaching career in this district in 2012, I have been consistently supported by leaders and exposed to so many wonderful educators who have greatly impacted me both personally and professionally. This district not only inspires professional growth but also encourages it. This district recognizes educators and the hard-work which goes into this profession. Educators in this district are appreciated, respected, and highly valued.


  • 4th Grade Reading Teacher



  • 2019 District Teacher of the Year

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

Often when asked the question, Why do I teach/Why does one teach, answers may seem overly trite and exacerbated. Answers may even appear to be unrealistic- how can a job make someone THAT happy? But, the truth is teaching isn't a job. It's a choice. It's a passion. It's a calling. It's an opportunity. It's a responsibility. I am inspired to teach because I am passionate about positively changing our future through education. I am inspired because I have the daily opportunity to ignite a fire for learning in both children and adults. I am inspired to teach because I have a responsibility to serve my community to the best of my ability through my career. I am inspired to teach because it excites me. Teaching challenges me. It pushes me. It motivates me. But most importantly it fulfills me. It makes me happy. Teaching is the best choice I made.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools by the numbers

  • 3,793

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 81,000

    Engaged Learners

About Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools was formed in 1963 with the merger of the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County school systems. It is the fourth-largest system in North Carolina and the 78th largest in the nation.

    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools serves about 55,000 students with the goal of providing a quality education for each child. The school system has 42 elementary schools, 14 middle schools and 15 high schools. Nine special schools bring the systemwide total to 80. New in 2020-2021, the district offers a Virtual Academy for students wishing to learn remotely full-time.

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