Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Lori Newsom

Student Services Director

In my role as Student Services Director, I enjoy working with students and families to find the best pathways for meeting your students’ future goals. I am happy to work with you on course selection, transfer credits, dual credit approval, and any other guidance needs you may have.

I coordinate with our Principal Team and and Student Services department to make sure we are offering the most appropriate services for your students’ individual needs. I also serve as the StuCo advisor here at NorthStar Academy.


7 years of teaching experience from grades K-5, 4 years at Bandung Alliance International School, 1 year in India, 2 years in TN charter schools; 3 years as a university English instructor in Indonesia; with NSA since 2018.


BS in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College; MA in Applied Linguistics from Dallas International University (formerly GIAL); MAT in Elementary Education from Liberty University; MS in Counseling from The University of Memphis.


Alabama in Elementary P-6, English and Social Studies 6-12, Math 4-8, ESL P-12; Mississippi in Elementary K-6, Science and Social Studies 7-12, Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12; also licensed in Tennessee and Virginia; National Certified Counselor.

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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