Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Kristi Velasquez

Student Community Coordinator & Teacher

If you are looking for an online school where teachers are personally invested in both students and the curriculum they teach, then you belong at Northstar.

Not only are our educators available to partner with your family in the learning journey, they are also content experts who take family feedback and student mastery data to continuously improve their curriculum. Our teachers are committed to scholarly growth and my job is to support them in the writing and creating process.


10 years public education in the American school system in both Arizona and Texas.

Experience in teaching Language Arts, College & Career Prep, & Journalism

With NSA since 2015


B.Ed from Arizona State University


Arizona: 7-12 Language Arts

Texas: 7-12 Language Arts; Speech; Journalism

AVID certified; AP certified

A NICS School

NorthStar Academy (NSA) is a fully accredited online, private, college preparatory Christian school offering students in 4th-12th grades a rigorous and high quality academic program taught by highly qualified, mission-minded, Christian educators in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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