AOP's November 2011 Homeschool Parent of the Month is Laura Guntle of Superior, Montana. In recognition of her homeschooling efforts, Laura received a $50 AOP gift certificate that's good toward the purchase of Monarch, Switched-On Schoolhouse, LIFEPAC, Horizons, or The Weaver Curriculum.

Have a certain homeschooler in mind whom you would like to nominate for next month's award? Give your friend a month of fame and submit your nominee today!

Laura Guntle
With a solid knowledge base of her state's homeschool laws, relevant statistics that prove homeschooling's benefits, and personal experience from homeschooling three young boys, Laura Guntle has been an advocate and inspiration to many.

"She's the reason I homeschool," said one of her friends. "I and many others will eternally reap the benefits of Laura Guntle's encouragement."

Laura views homeschooling as a blessing, and she finds it most rewarding when her children say, "I get it!" Her greatest goal is to give her family a solid biblical education that develops a lifelong relationship with Jesus, and she cited Proverbs 22:6 in regards to the importance of homeschooling: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Starting with Alpha Omega Publications years ago, Laura continues to use both LIFEPAC and Switched-On Schoolhouse as her main homeschool curriculum. She loves AOP's variety of homeschool products, the organized teaching approach, and the reassurance that her children are learning what they need to know to become successful. Perhaps AOP is one reason why her friend said, "She makes homeschooling look easy!"

Submit Your Nominee
Like Laura's story, tell us why you think your friend should be chosen as AOP's Homeschool Parent of the Month. What makes him/her person an outstanding homeschool parent? How many years and how many children has he/she homeschooled? How does your friend show concern or support for his/her family and other homeschoolers? Is he/she actively involved in his/her community and church? How has he/she personally touched your homeschooling family? Include a photo (optional) and information in 250 words or less that tells us how your nominee stands apart as an extraordinary homeschooling parent.

If chosen, your friend will be awarded a $50 AOP gift certificate that's good toward the purchase of any AOP homeschool curriculum or resource. Don't let this opportunity to recognize a fellow homeschooler pass you by. Submit your nominee today!