Phone: 919-284-2031 ext. 3642
Degrees and Certifications:
Associate of Arts - Wayne Community College Bachelor of Arts in English - University of Illinois Master of Arts in English - East Carolina University
Mr. Thomas Garrou
Orientation Contact Form - Please complete before Monday August 17, 2020
First Ten Days - Please note this information
Welcome to Mr. Garrou's Class Website!!
If you are a student, I am looking forward to teaching you this semester. If you are a parent, I look forward to working with you in order to educate you child.
I am beginning my 11th year of teaching High School, and my fifth at North Johnston High. Before working as a teacher, I was a Correctional Officer, a Fire Fighter, and Project Manager for a telecommnications company. I also worked at Wayne Community College as the Educational Support Technician for four years before moving to teaching, a job which I performed at WCC for three years. I am an 11-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and AF Reserves, and saw a lot of operations during Desert Storm and Desert Shield. I have coached Football, Wrestling, Track & Field, and Cross Country during my career so far as a high school teacher. I also served as the First Repsonder for the JV and Varsity Panther Football teams. My hobbies include cooking, reading, photography, playing the drums, the keyboard, and the ukelele, martial arts, vacations to the beach and the mountains, and staying as active as I can. I really enjoy enriching the minds of my students and challenging them as student-athletes.
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.