About Us

Harbor Homeschool is a not for profit 501C3 organization that partners with
Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) to provide high quality educational opportunities.

We offer a wide array of elective and enrichment classes for students, kindergarten through high school at our Dearborn location.  The list of our exciting classes can be found under the Course Offerings tab for each site.  You can also find information about our teachers there.
We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students.  Our classes are student-centered, hands-on, and a lot of fun!  We hire some of the best instructors in the area and pay them well -
then strive to support, encourage, equip them in a manner that enables a high level of success in their efforts as educators.
We offer two ways to pay tuition: self-pay and OVA-funded classes.  Self-pay students pay an annual egistration fee plus a per semester fee for each class. ($150 - $195).  Students registered with OVA are covered for up to 6 of our classes paid by OVA.  OVA students may also take additional self-pay classes. 

Meet Our Staff

We strive to maintain a warm, friendly environment for students, teachers and families.  Our team consists of educational and business professionals with extensive experience in educational systems.  The majority have home schooled their own children and are passionate about serving home school families

Lori Lopez

Operations Leader
Lori led the Harbor Electives program as director for five years. She has a BA in Business Finance and homeschooled all four of her children through high school.

Nicole Montgomery

Nicole has a BS in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and an MS in Medical Physics. She is a mom of seven and has homeschooled for eight years. Nicole loves math, chemistry and physics and has been a Harbor teacher for the last five years.

Wendy Ockers

Student Relations Leader
Wendy homeschooled her three children for eight years and served as Asst. Dir. of Harbor Homeschool for the last two years. She has degrees in Psychology and Social Work and worked as a therapist for children and adults.

Carolyn Watson, PhD

Faculty & Student Relations
Dr. Watson has a PhD in Educational Leadership and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. She is currently an Asst. Prof. for Spring Arbor University and served as principal for a large Pre-K–eighth grade private school for 13 years.

Haley Novotny

Lead Instructor
Haley has extensive experience in public and home school settings. She taught middle school English, homeschooled her three daughters, and just completed a Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages).

Craig Simonds

Craig is a retired Senior Research Engineer and has served in non-profit leadership for more than 25 years. He has been credited with numerous inventions, patents and technical publications.