Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Brian Swanson


My name is Brian Swanson. I have been with Northstar since 2012 and am currently teaching AP Physics and AP Chemistry.

I enjoy getting to know students from all over the globe. Whether you take my science courses or someone else's, as you study, don't miss recognizing that God's creation is fantastic. God's creation is designed, it is diverse, and it is dynamic. Studying God's creation through science will help you see that and help you understand the love and care that a majestic and holy God has for each one of us. It is a wonderful journey and I hope that you will join us.


Teaching professionally since 1991, including service in U.S., Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras, and South Korea

Administrative experience as Dean of Students and Assistant Principal

With NSA since 2012


B.S. from University of Illinois

M.S. from Walden University



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