North Star Charter School (NSCS) is a K-12 public charter school located in Eagle, Idaho. Founded in
2003, NSCS provides students a world-class education characterized by a safe, supportive and structured
learning climate that encourages high academic achievement, intellectual confidence, leadership and
virtuous citizenship. The school’s charter articulates the vision of its founders to think critically and to
become virtuous citizen leaders in our local and world community. NSCS curriculum offers an emphasis
on business and economics across grades K-12 and the opportunity to participate in the prestigious
International Baccalaureate (IB) program in grades 11-12.
School Campus: 839 N. Linder Road, Eagle, ID
Grades: K – 12
Special Education Staff
Special Education Director
Michael Shapiro got his start in Special Education over nine years ago when he took a part-time job as a paraprofessional. He quickly knew this was where he was meant to be, as he loved connecting with students of all ages and enjoyed helping them reach their goals. His passion is meeting students where they are at in their educational journeys, helping them develop their strategies to be successful, and equipping teachers with the right skills to foster growth in all students.
His hobbies outside of work consist of spending time with his wife and three daughters, visiting all the local coffee shops, and home improvement projects —-(which consists of lots of trips to Home Depot). He also enjoys a good game of Spike Ball, Kan Jam, and Corn Hole.
After stops in California, Texas, and now Idaho, he is so excited to partner with the wonderful families of North Star and help equip their students with the tools necessary for their educational journeys.
Special Education Teacher
Kendyl Owen was born in Eugene, OR and moved to the Boise area when she was in the 3rd grade. She graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Shortly after graduating, she returned home to Boise and started working at North Star as a Special Education Paraprofessional. Miss Owen quickly realized her passion was in the education field and returned to school to complete her teaching credentials. She graduated from Boise State University in 2020 with her Master’s in Teaching Special Education. She came into her teaching role with a great amount of experience with children with disabilities. She has a sister who has Autism and serves as her greatest inspiration in life. Miss Owen has also spent time as a developmental therapist, youth development professional, and a long-time nanny.
When she is not at North Star, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends & family, trying new recipes, or hiking the foothills with her 4-year-old golden retriever, Huntley. Miss Owen is so excited to continue her career at North Star, seeing that it is the very place where she found her passion for teaching!