Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Rachel Knipe

Principal & Teacher

My name is Rachel Knipe and it has been my absolute privilege to work at NorthStar Academy.

I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and our two sons; we enjoy exploring the outdoors, trying new foods, playing games, and spending time with our family and friends. I first began teaching at NorthStar in 2009, and with every year that passes I find that my love for this school and my love for our students only continues to grow!


5 years experience in the Pennsylvania public school system teaching English and Social Studies courses in traditional and special education settings

11 years online teaching experience

With NSA since 2009


B.A. in Secondary Education, B.A. in Political Science from Eastern University, PA.

Masters in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University, PA

Ed.S in E-Learning from Northcentral University, AZ


Pennsylvania: Social Studies, English, and Special Ed. 7-12 ACSI: Administration

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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