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Lori Newsom

Guidance Counselor
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My name is Lori Newsom. I am a guidance counselor here at NorthStar as well as the National Honor Society faculty advisor. I enjoy working with students and families to find the best pathways for meeting your students’ future goals. I am happy to work with you on course selection, transfer credits, dual credit approval, and any other guidance needs you may have.


7 years of teaching experience from grades K-5, 4 years at Bandung Alliance International School, 1 year in India, 2 years in TN charter schools; 3 years as a university English instructor in Indonesia; with NSA since 2018.


BS in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College; MA in Applied Linguistics from Dallas International University (formerly GIAL); MAT in Elementary Education from Liberty University; MS in Counseling from The University of Memphis (in progress).


Alabama in Elementary P-6, English and Social Studies 6-12, Math 4-8, ESL P-12; Mississippi in Elementary K-6, Science and Social Studies 7-12, Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12; also licensed in Tennessee and Virginia.