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Joyce Deer


Joyce Deer has been with NorthStar Academy since 2018, teaching in the math department, and she is a veteran of online teaching for the past 20 years. Having worked in a Christian online school setting for the last ten years, she understands the needs of the online student. She loves working with students and is eager to help prepare them for their success after high school.


Over 30 years teaching mathematics in Mississippi at all levels, from 6th grade to AP Calculus, and College Algebra. Twenty years of concurrently teaching online for community college, teacher education, and Christian online schools. With NSA since 2018.


BS in mathematics with emphasis in Computers and Education, and 27 hours toward MS in Mathematics. MS in Instructional Technology. IC3 Business Ed certification. National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certified in 2002 and recertified in 2012. NSF National Presidential Awardee in Mathematics for Mississippi.


MSIT, NBCT (AYA Math), IC3, CCNA, AP Calculus, Mississippi Teaching License 7-12 Mathematics.