Meet Our Faculty and Staff

John Willoughby

Curriculum & Principal Team Liaison

I live in Cottonwood, Arizona with my wife Heather and three teenage children named Sara, Silas, and Nina.

We love being outdoors, playing games as a family, and traveling. I am excited to be part of the mission at NorthStar Academy.


Social studies teacher at James Rickards High School in Tallahassee Florida.

Social studies teacher at Taejeon Christian International School in South Korea.

Head of onboarding, training, and teacher mentoring at Pamoja Education in Oxford England.

Instructional Designer at Yavapai College in Prescott Arizona.


Bachelors in Social Work from Florida State University.

Masters in Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Florida Teaching Certification

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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