World History / Government
Mrs. Ange loves all things History. She wanted to become a teacher at the young age of seven. Her mom was a teacher and middle school Principal. Her dad was a Music teacher and was always playing his saxophone and piano around the house. Mrs. Ange knew she wanted to teach students; she just did not know what age or subject. Mrs. Ange attended college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. It was here that she met an amazing and animated professor named Professor Barnes. Professor Barnes had a true love of maps and battles. It was through him that she discovered her own love of maps and battles. It was there in Professor Barnes class that she knew she wanted to teach history, just like him. She received her BA in History in 2000 and got her Teaching Credential in 2001.
After college, her fiancé, Joe, got a job offer at a Produce company in Salinas, Ca. Mrs. Ange accepted a dream job at Carmel High School, a job that she held for nearly 20 years. She taught Government, Economics, US History, World History, Geography and AP World History. Mrs. Ange’s most memorable highlights from her career at Carmel High School are when she received Mentor of the Year, Teacher of the Year and KSBW Monterey Bay Crystal Apple Award recipient. Mrs. Ange and Joe have been married since 2003 and have had three beautiful daughters. Her daughters all attend North Star and love the Husky life!
Mrs. Ange and her husband visited Yellowstone in the summer of 2019. It was that vacation that changed them forever! The beauty of Idaho sparked something in Mrs. Ange and her family. It is simply breathtaking and aligns with the Ange family’s desires to be outdoors. Joe loves fishing and Mrs. Ange and the girls love to camp. Life is amazing in Idaho and the only missing piece for Mrs. Ange was her job. She longed to find a teaching position where she could continue her love of teaching and history. Mrs. Ange feels that teaching World History and Mythology this year at North Star has completed the missing piece to her Idaho journey. She is excited to teach and is ready for…you guessed it, more maps!
Business Innovation Teacher
Christine Baron joins the North Star Charter family having been a high school educator for over 17 years in Vermont. She started her career as a high school English teacher in 1989. She spent several years in social services as a case manager before returning to the classroom with a master’s degree in special education. Hired out of her internship at South Burlington High School (Vermont) she ran the supported study program. A pattern of student disengagement in an educational landscape that, despite technological and cultural advancements, hadn’t significantly changed since its founding drew her to become an advisor in Big Picture. Big Picture emphasizes real world learning, learning through internships, and empowers students to integrate content learning into self designed projects. In her role, Christine supported seniors in completing a required capstone project. According to Christine: “Students’ most significant academic and personal growth came from the internships and major projects. It was incredibly rewarding to see students discover their personal agency- their power to affect change!” In an order to bring these opportunities to a wider range of students, she was asked to step into the role of Career Development Coordinator for South Burlington High School. There she developed and taught an internship course that required each student to log 40 hours of field experience in local businesses. Additionally she ran a community service club, vetted and managed students community service hours, and advised a student team in producing an annual Job and Career Fair. The fair regularly had upwards of 70 participating companies interfacing with the entire student body.
Christine is excited to bring her networking, project management, coaching, and professional skills to the students at North Star as the Venture Capstone Coordinator. She moved to Idaho last year from Vermont, and is looking to build a network of collaborators. If you have a business, or know of someone who does, she would love to connect with you. Please take a moment to fill out this very short Google form.
Christine moved to Idaho to be closer to her daughter and family- including a first grandchild! She is enjoying everything living in the West has to offer- hiking, river floats, camping, biking and traveling around another side of the country. In her free time she practices Yoga and is a certified Zumba instructor.
IB/Math and CAS Coordinator
Megan grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. She graduated from Pocatello High School, where she participated on the basketball team for three years and was a member of the state championship volleyball team her senior year. After high school, she followed in the footsteps of her parents and headed north to be a Vandal. She met her husband, Matt, at the University of Idaho and they married in 1995 soon after she graduated with a degree in Secondary Education. Megan was hired by a small private school in Boise, and taught a variety of math and science courses for four years. She advised the student council, and coached the girls basketball team alongside her husband, leading the girls to the program’s first ever state tournament appearance. She temporarily retired from coaching and teaching when her first child was born in 2000. She and Matt are parents to three wonderful children, Ryan, Sarah and Ben.
One of her first loves is the Idaho Mountains. She was coerced on many hikes as a child, but grew to adore it and now finds herself doing the same thing with her children. She loves camping (actually “Glamping” in her 1960 vintage trailer), mountain biking, hiking and boating in Idaho. One of her favorite life experiences was in college during the summer when her job was to lead teenagers on backpacking trips into the Idaho backcountry for a week at a time. She has climbed the tallest mountain in Idaho, Mt. Borah, three times along with the tallest mountain in the Sawtooth’s, Thompson Peak.
Megan has tutored math students since her sophomore year at University of Idaho, continuing every year as a stay at home mom to the present. She has a passion to help students understand and excel in Math. She loves the classroom and the students that fill her desks each year.
English - 9th & 10th, Speech & Yearbook
Alyssa attributes her love of cold weather and distaste for the heat to her early life in Southern California. She was born and raised in Apple Valley, California, and genuinely enjoyed her time there. It was with her amazing family that she honed her skills in movie quoting, Wii tennis, and science experiments. Her parents’ emphasis on striving and competing bred a deep love for learning and school, for which Alyssa is very thankful for. From there, she attended The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, and graduated with a Bachelors in English with an emphasis in Teacher Education. In college, Alyssa was blessed with amazing professors and friends who poured into her time there, including her three months abroad in Israel, which was a rich experience she will cherish always.
After months in the friend zone, Alyssa’s now husband, Johnny, finally flew out from Colorado to see her and initiate the dating process. Since Johnny made the first official move, it was only fair that once they got married, Alyssa move to Johnny’s home state to begin their life together. Other than a Costco membership, their first responsible purchase as a married couple was to get a dog. The Broadworths love their Bernese Mountain Dog named Sherlock, who they hope paves the way for a second dog that they plan to name ‘Watson’. Alyssa began her first year of teaching in Colorado at a public charter school named Twin Peaks Classical Academy, where she experienced the joys of teaching in a supportive and academically rich environment, setting the framework for her ever-increasing love of teaching. Her time in Colorado was sweet, but at the beginning of 2022, a job opportunity for her husband at a church in Idaho called Johnny and Alyssa to the lovely state they now call home.
Alyssa is a Star Wars and Marvel enthusiast, and will gladly strike up a conversation about either of those topics. She is a huge fan of football, avidly supporting the Oregon Ducks and the Tennessee Titans, neither of which have ever won a championship, but both of which she will defend till the end. Paddleboarding, hiking, soccer, and spikeball are outdoor hobbies that Alyssa enjoys. She’s a firm believer in competition, which can result in some heated game nights with her family and friends, but always a fun time as well.
Alyssa has loved her journey through life so far, and is confident that God will continue to orchestrate it in exciting, new, and challenging ways. She is looking forward to joining the North Star Charter team this coming year, getting to impact students and partaking in the amazing work being done in the realm of education!
Born in Rockland, Massachusetts Patrick Brown grew up with two older brothers and one younger sister. Having older brothers involved in sports and a Father who coached, Patrick grew up very active and involved in organized sports at an early age. He also loved fishing and playing in the woods with his brothers and neighborhood friends. Growing up South of Boston, Patrick became an extremely passionate Boston Sports fan.
After graduating high school he traveled to Northfield, Vermont to attend our Nation’s oldest private military college, Norwich University. Patrick wrestled and played rugby all 4 years at Norwich. He was named All-New England for both rugby and wrestling. Patrick received his degree of Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1998.
Patrick taught and coached wrestling in Massachusetts and played rugby. He then was recruited to play rugby in Australia. Patrick loved his experience playing rugby with the Australians and traveling. He then moved to LA to work for Sony Pictures for several years before returning back to the greater Boston area to teach and coach wrestling.
Patrick made the Treasure Valley his home in 2009. Patrick has been a teacher here in Idaho for the past 12 years. He opened a CrossFit gym in 2010 and sold it in 2022. Patrick has 4 children who he loves dearly. Patrick has been serving in the Idaho Air National Guard since 2012. He has been a personal training teams, teens and adults since 2006.
With over 20+ years of experience working with students as a coach and teacher, Patrick has realized there is no better job than teaching and coaching. Motivating students to believe they can accomplish anything they set their mind to, this has been Patrick’s mantra to his students.
Throughout the years, Patrick has developed life long friendships with his students and their families. With his passion for physical activity, kinesiology, fitness, overall health and sports he has been blessed with the opportunity to share his love to his students on a daily basis.
Victoria Campbell was raised in Eagle, Idaho. She attended elementary, middle and high school in Eagle and graduated from Eagle High School. Some of her favorite memories are meeting lifelong friends, spending time at sporting events as a student athletic trainer, and volunteering in the community. After graduating, Mrs. Campbell headed off to ISU in Pocatello, ID. There she was a part of the ISU Women’s Rugby Team, as well as the ISU Ultimate Frisbee team, and worked in the campus greenhouse.
After a few semesters, Mrs. Campbell took a break from school and lived abroad in México for a year and a half. During this time, she learned to love the Spanish language, culture and people! Upon returning from México, Mrs. Campbell saw the value in knowing another language and wanted to share this knowledge with others, as well as help them along the way. Promptly, she changed her major from Physical Therapy to Secondary Education, Spanish and graduated from Boise State University shortly after.
Mrs. Campbell enjoys spending time with her husband, driving around in the mountains and spending time in the mountains, especially Cascade. She loves learning new things. She has recently learned how to crochet and is trying to learn how to snowboard. Her favorite things include ice cream, monkeys, dogs, exercise, Disney movies, Disneyland/Disney World, Fall weather and learning new things!
Middle and High School Choir
Allison has lived in various states and regions of the country, but she is proud to call the Treasure Valley her home. From a young age, she developed a love of performing and teaching, and after having wonderful experiences in middle and high school choirs, she knew that music education was the right path for her. Allison graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Music Education in April 2018 and is thrilled to have accepted her very first position right here at North Star! Outside of public schools, she has taught private piano and voice lessons.
In her free time, you can find Allison visiting museums or watching documentaries, spending time with her family, dreaming about the Oregon Coast (her favorite place on the planet), and drinking copious amounts of Sodalicious.
Ms. Cammack hopes that each student who participates in the choirs has an enjoyable and enriching musical experience. She feels fortunate to be surrounded by amazing faculty and administration.
MS and HS Band
AJ Davidsen was born and raised in Calgary Alberta, Canada where the influence of great band directors led him to pursue a degree in music education.
In November 2020, AJ was recognized by KTVB as an innovative educator. He received a grant which enabled him to acquire the necessary equipment to create high quality multi-track recordings of his ensembles, working around the limitations of running a band program during a pandemic.
AJ met his wife Ashley at BYU-Idaho where she earned a degree in piano performance. Ashley completed her Master’s Degree at Boise State in 2015. Ashley and AJ are the proud parents of two children, Cleah age 9 and Cecil who will be 4 in January.
Apart from his family and music, AJ’s passions include Mountain Biking, Road Biking and any other form of cycling.
IB Biology / Earth Science
Economics, Personal Finance & Psychology
Danny Herdegen (“heard-again”) was born in California (don’t hate me just yet), but at age 4 and ever since has been in the Treasure Valley. He graduated from Boise State with a BA in economics. He is a die-hard Bronco fan!
Danny graduated from Centennial High School and while in college coached for 4 years at Hillside Junior High (cross country, basketball, and track). This truly began his calling to be an educator. He returned to Boise State and received a Masters of Education. His first teaching job was at his alma mater where he focused on teaching AP economics and regular economics, was the head cross country coach, and the assistant track coach. Eighteen years later, he made the jump to teach at a school with a focus on business and economics – North Star Charter School!
At North Star, he will teach economics, personal finance, and psychology. Danny is the head cross country coach and will be coaching track. He has been married to Clemencia for 18 years and has two children, Kylie (a North Star freshmen) and Troy who is 11 years old. He enjoys camping, swimming, disc golf, basketball, running, napping, stand-up comedy, and running (yeah – I put that in there twice!). He is very excited to be a part of the North Star community!
The fact that an idea sounds plausible, and is consistent with the prevailing social vision, does not exempt it from the test of empirical evidence
Trevor Holladay grew up in the great outdoors of Northwest Montana. He likes to spend his down time hunting, fishing, hiking, or playing city league sports such as volleyball or basketball. He is originally from Kalispell, Montana where he went to school K-12th grade. Following his passion for being physically active, he moved to Bozeman, Montana and went to Montana State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Enhancement.
After graduating, Trevor moved to the Treasure Valley and got his Masters in Educational Leadership and married his wife Danica shortly after.
Last year was Trevor’s fifth year at North Star and he looks forward to meeting new students and families throughout the year.
Lori Maroe began teaching in 1992. At North Star Charter School she teaches Spanish 2, and the junior and senior IB Standard Level courses. Mrs. Maroe grew up in Ontario, Oregon and Orange County, California. She has traveled to or lived in Spain, France, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and Slovenia. She was blessed to spend a month exploring Europe with her husband and children for a summer.
Mrs. Maroe graduated from Tustin High School, in Tustin, California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees from Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Her teaching endorsements are in Spanish, English as a New Language, Basic Mathematics and Reading. When she was in school she most enjoyed Spanish, History and English classes and participated on the swim team and in band. Mrs. Maroe has three children, two of whom have attended North Star Charter School. Mrs. Maroe’s hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, traveling, SCUBA diving, reading, and horseback riding. Her favorite quote is by Andre Gide… “Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.” Mrs. Maroe is looking forward to another exciting year of teaching at North Star Charter School!
Bus. & Tech/IB Comp Science
Recently retired from the State of Alaska, Stan Ostrowski recently move to Idaho after living in Juneau, Alaska for the past 37 years. While in Alaska, he attended the University of Alaska where he earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, with emphasis in computer and natural science. Stan has worked with computer technology since 1984, with employment as a computer and network specialist, research analyst, database administrator, and other technology related positions. Stan enjoys working with technology, and teaching technology to others.
Stan lives close to Marsing, ID, with his wife of 38 years, where they have an extensive vegetable and berry/grape garden, as well as a variety of fruit trees, chickens, and two cats. Stan holds a Master of Education in Secondary Education, a Master of Education in Education Technology Management, and is currently pursuing other educational activities of interest.
IB/English and EE Coordinator
Shirley Rau is a lifetime learner—a reader, writer and researcher. She earned her graduate degree from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College in Vermont, completing a summer residency at Lincoln College in Oxford. An Idaho native, Shirley’s undergraduate degree was from Idaho State University. She was a fellow in the Treasure Valley Writing Project at BSU and the Northwest Inland Writing Project at U of I.
Shirley has had more than 30 years of experience teaching in university, private school and public school settings. She has taught advanced placement and college preparatory English in public school settings and taught high school English in an innovative integrated seminar-style classroom at an independent school that emphasized critical thinking. At the university level Shirley taught undergraduate English composition and writing methods, and supervised intern teachers in a variety of high school and middle school settings.
Shirley has held a number of educational leadership positions. She was co-founder and program coordinator for a Reggio-inspired pre-school that included active parent participation and documentation of student learning. She was education director and interim head of an independent school. She was Executive Director of the Idaho Charter School Network, and had the privilege of serving under Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna as School Choice Coordinator, providing support for Idaho’s charter schools.
She has long been an advocate of children’s right to a quality education. She has spoken to parent groups, teachers, administrators, business leaders and policy makers on a range of issues: education reform, early childhood and adolescent literacy, conflict and tolerance, and the value of parental involvement in education. She has published a number of articles about education and co-authored A Classroom of Teenaged Readers: Nurturing Reading Processes in Senior High English (Addison, Wesley, Longman) a research-based book that focused on the development of critical reading in the high school classroom.
The highlights of Shirley’s career have included coaching a two-time national champion coed cheerleading squad, speaking in front of the US Senate Education Committee as a finalist for National Teacher of the Year, and participating in the Japan-America Grassroots Summit.
Shirley lives in Boise with her husband and son, their Bernese mountain dog and ragdoll cat. She and her family share a passion for soccer, canoeing, gardening, the Oregon coast and international travel. Their most memorable family vacation was a birding expedition to Honduras.
Shirley says of teaching at North Star: “I feel as if my personal and professional life have come full circle. I love working with the engaged student learners, the committed parents and the outstanding teaching team at North Star. It offers me an opportunity, not only to share my knowledge, but to continue to learn and grow personally and professionally.”
High School Math
Analee Reseigh was born in Logan, Utah and grew up in several towns in Utah and Idaho. From a young age, she knew she had an aptitude and passion for mathematics. Her passion was fueled by a couple exceptional math teachers, and she decided during high school to become an educator herself. After just one great year at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Mrs. Reseigh followed her new husband to the University of Idaho in Moscow where she earned a B.S. in Mathematics with teacher certification in math and physics (1995) and a M.S. in Mathematics (1998).
While pursuing her master’s degree, Mrs. Reseigh was awarded a teaching assistantship which gave her the opportunity to hone her teaching skills. She and her husband moved to Pocatello, Idaho where she was awarded a fellowship to pursue a Doctor of Arts in Mathematics. In 1999, the early birth and health problems of her second child ended that pursuit and she and her husband moved to Boise. In 2002, after taking a few years off, Mrs. Reseigh started tutoring high school and college students and teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University. She taught a wide range of classes at BSU, including Survey of Calculus, Quantitative Reasoning, and Geometry and Probability for Elementary School Teachers.
In 2015, Mrs. Reseigh joined the North Star team. She feels privileged to work with a wonderful group of educators, parents, and students. She has grown both professionally and personally while at North Star and looks forward to many more years of teaching and learning. When she is not teaching or preparing, Mrs. Reseigh enjoys camping and hiking with her husband and four children. She also loves running, cross-country skiing, gardening, card games with friends, and math history.
Mrs. Woodward has been teaching since 2003. She came from being a Navy airplane mechanic on the F/A-18 to graduating with honors from BSU in Chemistry with a professional emphasis and a minor in Mathematics.
After working in research on anti-cancer drugs and then EPA testing for the City of Meridian and Nampa, she obtained her teaching certification and has taught all math levels from 6th grade through Calculus, AP, IB, Advanced, General, and Intro Chemistry, as well as Physical Science.
She taught for North Star in 2010-2011 and returned in 2013. She loves North Star and all the wonderful students and parents!
Heather Whitt grew up in Boise, attending McMillan elementary school, with her mom as librarian. She then moved onto Lowell Scott MS, then onto graduate from Centennial HS. Heather grew up playing recreational and competitive soccer in the Treasure Valley. She played all four years on Centennial’s varsity team and earned a spot on the Idaho state team. This along with her academic achievements earned her a scholarship to College of Idaho for four years. There she met the love of her life, the famously epic, Ty Whitt! She finished schooling with a BA in Secondary English Teaching and then later acquired her Art credential.
After finishing college Heather was able to buy an “around the world” plane ticket allowing her to visit over ten countries over the course of a year. She taught summer school for the Boise School District along with Special Education and coached girls JV soccer at Capital HS. She then started the art program for the middle and high school at North Star Charter. For three years she was able to teach students from 6th-12th including introduction classes, multicultural art and commercial art in the high school.
She took a break to raise two beautiful daughters and now that they are both attending North Star she is BACK! It’s a family affair with both daughters in first and fourth grade, Mr. Whitt teaching sixth grade and Mrs. Whitt back to MS and HS ART. In her spare time she loves to garden, camp with her family and friends, and create one of a kind mosaic art pieces for her and Mr. Whitt’s art business, R.A.D Mosaic.