Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Karen Thorne


My name is Karen Thorne. I teach German and Spanish here at NorthStar.

I homeschooled my own children for many years and I also taught in the classroom. I was a little nervous about using the technology to work with students online, but the faculty and staff here at NorthStar have been wonderfully helpful and patient. Learning a foreign language exercises your brain and gives you insight into another culture.


Elementary and High School teacher of various subjects

With NSA since 2016


A.B., German, University of California, Berkeley



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