Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Charity Shonamon


My name is Charity Shonamon and I am the Language Arts 7 instructor.

For the past four years, I have taught abroad in both Papua New Guinea and Singapore. I am very excited to work with students from all over the world.


1st-6th Grade Classroom Teacher in Papua New Guinea (2 years); 5th Grade Classroom Teacher in Singapore (2 years); ESL Coordinator for Adult Learners (2 years); Began working at Northstar in 2020.


B.S. Elementary Education, Olivet Nazarene University

Minor: English as a Second Language Teacher


ACSI Teaching Certification

Illinois: Elementary Teacher (K-6)

Illinois: ESL Teacher (K-9)

Illinois: Language Arts Teacher (6-8)

Illinois: Science Teacher (6-8)

Illinois: Math Teacher (6-8)

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