MLLC is Hiring!

posted Feb 26, 2018, 6:55 AM by Sara Litzau

Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative is seeking talented and caring individuals to join its team. The Mountain Laurel Learning Center, located in Thomas, offers a Montessori-based education program for preschool and homeschool students. It invites applications for the following positions for the 2018-19 school year. 

Guide for the Primary Classroom: Montessori certification and/or prior experience in a Montessori classroom is required for this position. The Guide works in collaboration with the Learning Center Director to implement Learning Center policies. S/he plans, organizes and delivers a Montessori education program for children 3-6 years, ensuring that the materials and learning environment meet the needs and interests of the students. The Guide presents both individual and group lessons and monitors each student’s progress, and maintains open communication with parents or guardians and volunteers.

Assistants in Training: Primary and Elementary Classrooms: A two year commitment is desired for these positions. All applicants must have at least 10 volunteer hours in a primary or elementary Montessori classroom. Applicants for positions in the elementary classroom require a college degree; a high school diploma is required for positions in the primary classroom. During the first year, the Assistant in Training will work closely with the classroom Guide, supporting and assisting learning activities and classroom management. S/he agrees to undertake training in the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy. Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative will provide books and materials for training, but completion of lessons will be done on the applicant’s time. Upon completion of approved training, the Assistant in Training may be offered a Guide position for the 2019-2020 school year.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest referencing the position for which they are applying and a current resume to the Executive Director, at, or PO Box 304, Davis, WV 26260. Letters and CVs accepted through March 15, 2018.

Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Breaking News from MLLC! Donate Online for the Ski-A-Thon!!

posted Feb 8, 2018, 5:59 PM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Feb 9, 2018, 3:55 PM ]

                                    Whoop Whoop!!

You can now donate to the Ski-A-Thon online!!  
Just click on the Donate button below or go to the Donate tab on the left of the screen. 

MLLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations over $100 will get a tax-receipt. 

Thanks so much!!


2018 Ski-A-Thon - Sunday, Feb.25!

posted Feb 7, 2018, 8:12 AM by Sara Litzau

Amazon Smile for MLLC!

posted Jan 23, 2018, 10:36 AM by Sara Litzau

 For those of you who shop Amazon, check this out!  

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your purchases to an organization of your choice.  The link below will take you right to MLLC's AmazonSmile sign up page.

Come Dance with Us!!

posted Dec 12, 2017, 7:46 AM by Sara Litzau

Join Us! November 4th at the Art Auction!

posted Oct 24, 2017, 10:44 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 10:45 AM ]

Support us! It's so easy!

posted Jun 27, 2017, 7:15 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

 For those of you who shop Amazon, check this out!  

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your purchases to an organization of your choice.  The link below will take you right to MLLC's AmazonSmile sign up page.

2017 Art Camp

posted Jun 19, 2017, 10:14 AM by Sara Litzau

You can't get any cooler than these kiddos!!

Join us for Summer Camps!!

posted May 24, 2017, 8:37 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated May 24, 2017, 9:28 AM ]

Please join us this June!  See the flyers below.  

Now Hiring: Executive Director

posted Apr 2, 2017, 6:12 PM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 6:18 PM ]

                                                                    Now Hiring! 


Background:  The Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative (MLLC) is a non-profit educational organization committed to a mission of inspiring children to become joyful, life-long scholars and engaged, compassionate citizens in their community. MLLC accomplishes this mission through initiatives that focus on educational programming, community service projects and development of an active community of volunteers and supporters. MLLC’s office is located in Thomas, WV.

Position Available:  MLLC seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Executive Director to advance the mission and agenda of the organization.  This part time position will require up to 24 hours a week with some on-site office hours and some remote.  This position will be contracted for one year with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities:  The Executive Director serves as the chief operating officer of the organization, working closely with and reporting to, the President and the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director directs and administers all programs, operations and policies in addition to supervising seven part-time staff.


Primary areas of responsibility include:

·         Strategic Planning develops and implements the organizations Strategic Plan and annual action plans in conjunction with   the Board.

·         Program Development and Management develops, implements and supervises educational programs and services that   are consistent with the organizations mission and Strategic Plan and that meet the needs of community.

·         Fiscal Management and Oversight together with the Board, develops and manages the financial strategies of the   organization; develops an annual budget for approval by the Board; oversees the management of all funds, consistent   with the organizations accounting system.

·         Staff Leadership and Management motivates and develops the organization’s staff; hires, supervises and evaluates staff;   coordinates work with the Boards committees, volunteers and partner organizations.

·         Development – in coordination with the Board, develops and manages the fundraising strategies for the organization;   researches potential funding sources, coordinates the preparation of grant proposals, pursues and strengthens relationships with both individual and organizational donors. Responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships and donor communications.

·         Community Relations and Advocacy serves as the primary spokesperson for MLLC in the community; articulates and communicates the mission and the values of the organization, and promotes community support of the organization’s   educational programs.  Develops effective working relationships and partnerships with businesses and non-profits in our   community.

·         Conducts all business at the highest standard of integrity ensuring that all activities are legal and ethical. Experience/Qualifications:

·         Minimum of 3 years management experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization, with significant experience in education or a related area; prior experience as President or Executive Director is preferred.

·         Masters degree in a relevant field preferred, Bachelors degree required.

·         Demonstrated experience in development of successful educational programming for youth.

·         Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

·         Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills.

·         Proven financial management skills as well as experience creating and managing budgets.

·         Ability to positively motivate and develop staff, board, and volunteers and build consensus.

·         Visionary and innovative thinker.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with all sectors of the community, the Board of Directors and staff.

·         Successful background check is a condition of employment.

Procedure for Applying: Please submit a letter of interest, statement of qualifications/resume, and contact information for 3 references to MLLC as soon as possible, or by April 28th for full consideration. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to Maggie Lutz, Board President <>.  Please use the subject line Re: MLLC Executive Director Application.

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