About Us

Harbor Homeschool is a non-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 the best instructors in the area and pay them well.
We support, encourage, and equip them in a manner that enables a high level of success in their efforts as educators.
Some of our students self-pay and others are registered with and funded by Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA).  Self-pay students pay an annual registration fee ($30 per family) plus a per semester fee for each class. ($175 - $295). Students registered with OVA are funded by OVA for up to 4.5 of our classes.  OVA students may also take additional self-pay classes if desired. 

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

Dawn Brown

Student & Family Relations Leader
Dawn has extensive experience in educational and home school settings. She homeschooled her three children through high school and has worked with families in a variety of environments.  She previously worked in the medical field.

Nicole Montgomery

Operations Leader
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 six years.

Wendy Ockers

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

Samantha Gibbs

Instructor Relations Director
Samantha has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and has worked in public, charter and private school settings for many years. She is a mother of 2 and has been homeschooling for the last 15 years.



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.