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    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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    Administration
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    Katherine Hadley
    Principal
    775-353-6900    
    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 5 years, Katy has guided our online school in a very positive direction. Our graduation has improved from less than 65% to 100%!
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    Vicki Hardy
    Dean
    775-353-6926
    Vicki is our Dean who oversees mandated testing to ensure our students fulfill those requirements in order to graduate. She also provides support to all of our North Star Families in a variety of ways. She helps with school activities and works with faculty and staff to ensure the success of our students.   
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    Marie Block
    Counselor
    775-353-6909
    Marie is our K-12 counselor who has 11 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. (You may need to use Google Chrome browser.) 
      Elementary, Middle School Teachers
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    Michelle LaCasse
    K-6 Teacher
    775-353-6924
    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.
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    Paula Glogovac
    7-8 Teacher
    775-353-6903
    Mrs. Glogovac says online education 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-grade students this year.  
      High School Teachers
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    Rachel Cresci
    Science Teacher
    775-353-6920
    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.
     JD John Devaney
    Math Teacher
    775-353-6911
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    Mr. Devaney is our 10th-grade advisory teacher and teaches HS Math. He is more than willing to help each of his students understand all of the different math concepts. He has weekly Math Support for all HS math students and also coaches our successful Academic Olympics team.
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    Joe Genung
    Electives Teacher
    775-353-6906
    Mr. Genung is our 9th-grade advisor and HS Electives, teacher. He has many years of teaching and coaching in WCSD. He organizes yoga at North Star and leads the Cyber Team Club that meets weekly. We are very happy to have him on our team.
     
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    Mikayla Rankin
    Special Education
    775-353-6921
    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!
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    Johanna Riley
    Social Studies Teacher
    775-353-6922
    Mrs. Riley is our senior advisor along with Mrs. Voth. She is ready and willing to help you conquer your Social Studies course. She likes to assist students on tests and quizzes to model higher-ordered thinking skills, and she will show you how to write a thesis backed by accurate evidence and valid reasoning. Mrs. Riley is always excited to talk with her students about the content and current event.
     NS Nicole Sharp (formerly Nicole Leaf)
    Success Coach Teacher
    775-353-6915
    Ms. Sharp will greet you in the front office from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. She is our "Sucess Coach" and teacher who will help push you to be the best you can be. 
     JV Julie Voth
    English Teacher
    775-353-6917
    I have been an online English teacher for 5 years and come from the traditional educational setting with 15 years of experience in HS & MS English. 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
     DB Debby Benes
    Ed Tech & Attendance - ES/MS Lab
    775-353-6907
    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. 
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    Nadia Elgendy
    Site Facilitator
    775-353-6900
    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.  
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    Tammie Elges
    Ed Tech & Attendance - HS Lab
    775-353-6912
    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.  
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    Carolyn Rais
    Administrative Assistant
    775-353-6904
    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!
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    Sherrie Strange
    Registrar
    775-353-6908
    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