The Charlotte Learning Center, formerly the Charlotte County Literacy Program, was founded in October of 1986. Our mission, to improve adult literacy and foster lifelong learning in and around Charlotte County one person at a time, remains the same today as we attempt to reach out to those who can benefit from our programs; thus, improving their lives in all aspects and improving our community.

We promote and foster increased literacy in the Charlotte County area by teaching individuals, providing instructional services to adults that can benefit from Basic Education and GED® preparation classes, and assisting adults for whom English is not their native language. We recruit, train, supervise and support volunteer tutors to help people acquire basic literacy skills, enabling them to achieve broader personal goals. And to provide the most effective learning environment and materials for our students and tutors at no cost.

The Charlotte Learning Center (CLC) is a Virginia non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) status organization and is governed by a Board of Directors. All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes.

Heather Montgomery, Program Coordinator

As a GED recipient herself, Heather enjoys sharing the excitement of learning new things and always strives to improve existing skills and gain new ones. In addition to being Program Coordinator at CLC, some of her other accomplishments are that she's a published author, graphic designer, and homesteader with her husband.

Meet Our Board

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Mora da Silva


Lead Teacher with Southside Virginia Community College's Adult Education Dept, reading specialist and tutor trainer, adult education instructor, former CLC staff. Owner of small art studio and has two children and married to Tom da Silva.

Jeanie Geoghagan


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Ann Browning


Originally from Mecklenburg County, Jeanie's been associated with CLC in various positions since 1997, having moved to Charlotte County in 1990 after living in Richmond for 10 years. Her position, as the Office Manager at Ridgeway Farm since August of 1990, has allowed the flexibility to help the Learning Center in many ways over the years. She knows the need for the services offered by the Center and hopes the citizens of Charlotte County will use the resources the Center has to offer.

Ben Goff

Board Member

A native of Charlotte County, Ben is a retired rural mail carrier for the USPS and a veteran of the US Army. He and his wife, Sari, have two adult children, Joshua and Emily. One of Ben's most enjoyed hobbies is reading and he looks forward to helping others discover the same joy.

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Ellen Royster

Board Member

Duffie Jones

Board Member

Serving as an Elementary Instructional Data Coach, Division Director of Testing, and 21st Century Community Learning Center Site Director, Duffie's professional and personal goal is to help develop a love of reading. She's a firm believer that developing and sustaining a love of reading should begin at home and continue throughout a student's educational journey.

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