Executive Director: Dr. Ritu Chopra
The PAR²A Center was formed in 1994 as a national research and development center to explore training and supervision systems for paraprofessionals and their impact on paraprofessional employment conditions and student achievement. The PAR²A Center developed the CO-TOP Model for delivering training and continues to refine and improve the CO-TOP Curriculum. Ongoing research explores the effectiveness of the CO-TOP Curriculum. For more information, please visit the center's website here.