It's a WLLC Birthday! 
You all know there have been changes brewing at Whole Life Learning Center: a new preschool, a new high school partnership, and now a new campus... 
A NEW WLLC CAMPUS!  (Read on to find out more about the story and our upcoming Open House!

On July 1st, we'll be singing happy birthday - to our new Whole Life Learning Campus at 4105 Manchaca Road.  The location is incredible: on Manchaca just north of Ben White and across from Radio cafe. It's on a 3/4 acre lot with big play yard and a ready-to-roll building. AVA Sample
But let's back up a's this happening? Why is it happening?
Birthday's start with a love story...
In August of 2010 Michael & Caroline met at a teacher training. They taught at a school called the Austin EcoSchool (now the Austin Village Academy: AVA). They loved the team, the kids, the community there... And were on fire with vision for the Whole Life Learning Center. So they stepped out on their own and opened the doors to WLLC the next September.
Fast forward: Today, the WLLC community is thriving, growing and serving so many amazing families We've enjoyed organic growth and are thrilled with the expansion of our school and community thus far. It's allowed us to activate more of our vision without the risks of growing too big, too fast.
A few weeks ago, we were visited by AVA parents. They recognized our synergistic and aligned approach and encouraged us to connect with AVA's director (and our old friend), Cheryl Kruckeberg. Well we did!
We discovered that AVA was in transition. As the conversation unfolded it became clear: AVA becoming a Whole Life Learning Center would support them in establishing the solid, caring, wonderful place for learning their families and communities sought. And it would give WLLC the opportunity to serve more of the excited families on our waiting list, while providing another convenient location in Austin. We're spreading the love! Cheryl, the AVA board, and families were all excited about the transition: an opportunity for organic growth...
 and a new Whole Life Learning Center campus!

 We are so honored and excited that Solomon Masala will be directing our new Central campus, and Cheryl will join him as part of the leadership team. We're building an exciting new team there! Solomon, currently in the San Francisco Bay Area, will relocate with his family to Austin at the end of June.

Come to our New Campus Open House!
Saturday, April 23rd, 11am-1pm. 4105 Manchaca Road.
Meet the new faculty and team, connect with families, ask questions, tour the campus, and hear the vision in person.
We are overflowing with excitement and gratitude as we complete our 5th year and look forward to our next with inspired anticipation.
And we couldn't do this without you. You: our families, our students, our community, our team of Mentors and faculty. It's your constant belief, support, willingness and love that has moved us to this exciting moment.  Thank you As always, we welcome your questions and visits. 

Michael will be hosting tours at the new WLLC campus every Friday
you can schedule yours by contacting  

With deep love, gratitude and respect, 
Michael and the WLLC Team
Learn more about Cheryl Kruckeberg here
Learn more about Solomon Masala here
Read Solomon's Educational Philosophy here. 
We are hiring for the New Campus dream team.
Join us as we expand our education revolution!
We're currently accepting Lead Mentor applications for our
Sapphire (c.a. Grades 2-3) and Emerald (c.a. Grades 4-5)
at the Manchaca Campus.
Please send your resume and cover letter to
For the full job description and application click here.

The Whole Life Learning Center (WLLC) is a progressive, private Pre-K-12th school in Austin, Texas with an innovative, holistic approach to education. WLLC has a dedicated staff that serves an amazing community of around 80 families (and growing). Our first campus is situated on a beautiful property with gardens, animals and a lot of outdoor space for creating, learning and playing. WLLC is expanding to our newest location, offering our K-5 program. Our new campus has convenient in-town access j ust north of Ben White Blvd on Manchaca, with delightful classrooms and an open playground area. 
We seek educators with aligned values to our mission and philosophy - someone who is authentic and self-aware, works with integrity, communicates consciously and is committed, not only to the growth of students, but to their own personal and professional growth.
Lead Mentor Position 
Organization:  Whole Life Learning Center
Location: Austin, TX 78704
Positions: Lead Mentors
> Sapphire Class,  ages 7-9  
> Emerald Class, ages 9-11  
Days: Monday - Thursday
Starting Date: August 15, 2016
Starting Salary: TBD based on experience   
Benefits: Holistic Healthcare - massages from WorkWell Austin
A passion for holistic education
Bachelor's degree or equivalent studies
Experience working with emergent readers
Experience or content area training in language arts/social studies and/or math/science teaching and curriculum development  
Experience with alternative educational sites, (preferably including team teaching, project based learning, multi-age classrooms, narrative assessments, and positive behavior support).

For the full job description and application click here.
Please send cover letter & resume to
With gratitude,
The Whole Life Learning Center Staff