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  • Contact the North Star Online School Team

    We have wonderful teachers and a great staff. We would love to answer all of your questions about learning online. Stop by and see us if you have time or give us a call. Click below for a map to our school.
    5450 Riggins Ct, Suite 6
    Reno, NV 89502
    Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    PH:  775-353-6900
    FX:  775-689-2537 
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    Katherine Hadley
    Mrs. Hadley enjoys getting to know all of the North Star students and families and firmly believes that learning should be fun. As Principal for the past 4 years, Katy has guided our online school in a very positive direction. Our graduation has improved from less than 65% to over 90%!
    Vicki Hardy
    The Dean oversees mandated testing to ensure our students fulfill those requirements in order to graduate and provides support to all of our North Star Families. The Dean also oversees school activities and works with faculty and staff to ensure the success of our students.        
    Marie Block
    Marie is our new K-12 counselor who comes to us with 10 years of experience. We are happy to have her on our North Star team. She is here to help you with any academic, career and social/emotional needs. If you would like to meet with Ms. Block, please follow this link:  Click here to schedule an appointment at your convenience.
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      Elementary, Middle School Teachers
    Michelle LaCasse
    K-6 Teacher
    This is my 4th year at North Star as the K-6 Grade Teacher.  I love working with my young students and parents to help them be successful at online school.  I try to enrich the educational experience with hands-on learning activities through field trips and blended lessons.  My goal is to encourage curiosity and instill a love of learning in my students.  I host the North Star Wolf Pup Club on campus for cooperative fun, socialization, and interactive learning activities
    Paula Glogovac
    7-8 Teacher
    Mrs. Glogovac says online eduation is a big part of the future of education. She has been our Dean and now looks forward to teaching online and working with our 7th and 8th graders this year. 
      High School Teachers
    Rachel Cresci
    Science Teacher
    Mrs. Cresci is an energetic teacher that likes to challenge her students and create new and innovative ways to use our virtual education to help her students learn. She also encourages students to participate in hands-on science experiments as well as other scientific activities on campus.


    John Devaney
    Math Teacher
    Mr. Devaney is more than willing to help each of his students as much as they need as they work and understand o all of the different math concepts. He also holds weekly Math Support for all HS math students and hosts the Gaming Club and Coding. He also coaches our successful Academic Olympics team.
    Joe Genung
    Electives Teacher
    Mr. Genung is new to North Star and comes with teaching experience in other Washoe County School District High Schools. He has had great success working with students and creating intramural sports at his previous schools. He is also coaching basketball at Reed High School. We are very happy to have him on our team.
    Nicole Sharp (formerly Nicole Leaf)
    Success Coach Teacher
    Ms. Sharp will greet you in the front office from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. She is our "Sucess Coach" teacher and a valuable member of our team.
    Johanna Riley
    Social Studies Teacher
    We are happy to Welcome Ms. Johanna Riley to North Star as our HS Social Studies teacher. She comes to us with a lot of experience in teaching as well as in other areas of student support. We wish our former social studies teacher, Ms. Ramelli, a very happy retirement.
    Mikayla Rankin
    Special Eduation
    As the Special Education teacher at North Star I work with students of all ages and love to see new faces. Don’t be afraid to stop by my office and say hello!
    Julie Voth
    English Teacher
    I have been an online English teacher for 5 years and come from the traditional educational setting with 15 years of experience in high school and middle school English Language Arts. I am our Literary Club advisor, Philosophy Club co-advisor, senior advisor, and PTO facilitator. I would like to encourage students to come on campus for blended lessons, clubs, and individual help in writing and reading. I am available by webmail, Remind, or phone. Hope to see you on campus soon!
      School Staff
    Debby Benes
    Ed Tech & Attendance - ES/MS Lab
    Ms. Benes is available to help you in the Elementary and Middle School Computer Lab. She tracks attendance and is the person to contact when your student is absent. She also creates Student ID cards. 
    Nadia Elgendy
    Site Facilitator
    Ms. Elgendy keeps our school clean and safe.  She is very attentive to the needs of a non-standard school campus, as well as to the other WCSD department offices in our building. She does a great job and we are happy to have her on our team. 

    Tammie Elges

    Ed Tech & Proctor - HS Lab
    Mrs. Elges is available to help you in the High School Computer Lab whether it is navigating the Connexus Website or troubleshooting a technical problem. She also runs weekly reports to help track progress and attendance. 
    Carolyn Rais
    Administrative Assistant
    Mrs. Rais is our Admin Assistant, bookkeeper and is in charge of payroll and purchasing. She also answers phones and sends important information through webmail for parents and students to read. Please check your webmail frequently!
     Sherrie Strange
    Ms. Strange will help enroll you in classes and she handles all of our final grades and transcripts. She keeps up to date on school policies and takes great care to be sure that our students' information is up to date and secure.


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    North Star Online School
    5450 Riggins Ct Suite 6, Reno, NV 89502
    T: 775-353-6900
    F: 775-689-2537