Washington State
OPTions for Parent Teachers
Paula Harper-Christensen

OPT's Director and Instructor Paula Harper-Christensen is the mother of four children who have all been schooled at home.  She holds a B.S. degree in Human Development from California Polytechnic University and a M.S. degree from Pepperdine University in Early Childhood Education and has years of teaching and administrating experience on all educational levels.  For over twenty five years Paula has counseled and trained homeschooling parents as teachers.  She is the founder of OPTions for Parent Teachers, co-founder of the Teaching Parents Associations and has served as lobbyist, advisor and board member to the Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO).  Paula believes, "Parents are a child's first and best teacher."