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Help Somebody Spotlight: Angela Harper, Northstar Academy

The Help Somebody Hall of Fame celebrates and recognizes good people doing good work in our RVA community.  We encourage our readers to nominate nonprofit staff, volunteers, board members and community members who are making a positive difference. This month, we’re recognizing Angela Harper – an IEP/IAP Liaison at Northstar Academy.  Northstar Academy is a unique and highly successful non-profit school serving children in grades K-12. They promote educational excellence and career opportunities for students with disabilities who have academic, physical and social challenges.

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ConnectVA Spotlight: Patricia West, Northstar Academy

Tell us about you. My name is Patricia West, Head of School, Northstar Academy. I hold a BS from the University of Missouri Elementary Education & Special Education, I have an MED from UVA Special Education with a focus in Emotional Disabilities, and a Doctorate from VA TECH in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. I have worked in the field of special education for over 40 years in the public school setting and the private school setting.

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