Littera Leadership

Our leaders have a combined 123 years of experience in edtech, 182 years in their respective fields, and 58 years of direct experience as educators.

Justin Serrano
Justin Serrano
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Justin founded Littera Education in 2020 with a simple idea: all students deserve high-quality tutoring, regardless of their socioeconomic status. He brings more than 25 years’ experience to this mission, having held several executive edtech leadership positions at Kaplan Test Prep, Weld North, Generation Ready, Performance Matters, and Schoology. 
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George Cigale
George Cigale
President & Chief Operating Officer
George brings over 35 years’ experience to Littera, including founding Tutor.com, which now delivers millions of sessions per year. Since the acquisition of Tutor.com, he has advised dozens of edtech entrepreneurs, and invested in tech-enabled startups.  George serves as a Trustee on the Boards of Columbia University Teachers College and The Wild Center, and as an advisor to Johns Hopkins Medicine.
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Dr. Janet Wilson
Dr. Janet Wilson
SVP, District Solutions
Janet has nearly 40 years’ experience in education as a classroom teacher, principal,  superintendent and most recently, as Chief of Teaching, Learning & Schools at Montgomery County Schools, MD, which serves over 160,000 students.  She holds two Master’s degrees (in Reading and Educational Leadership & Administration), and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership for Culturally Changing Populations.
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Brent Beck
Brent Beck
Chief Technology Officer
Brent brings over 20 years of edtech software development experience to lead all-things-technical at Littera. Prior to joining, he served in several leadership positions, notably at Cengage Learning, where he hired, developed, and coached high-performing technical teams to develop industry-changing technology.  
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Britta Tremblay
Britta Tremblay
VP of Product
Britta is a seasoned edtech product leader, well-versed in both large and small product organizations. With a passion for education and cultivating impactful delivery teams, she has spent the last ten years launching successful products at TIME Education, Schoology, PowerSchool, and now Littera.
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Jacky Poulos
Jacky Poulos
Chief of Staff
Jacky has helped build Littera from the ground up.  Her passion for helping students through tutoring comes from firsthand experience providing 1:1 support to students who were transitioning from high school to college. She brings almost a decade of experience in edtech.
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Hallie Smith
Hallie Smith
VP of Marketing
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Colleen St. John
Colleen St. John
Director of Client Services
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Karen Benz
Karen Benz
Director of Instructional Services
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Donnarae Wade
Donnarae Wade
Director of Tutor Services
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Marc DiCroce
Marc DiCroce
Director of Finance
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Sally VanDyke
Sally VanDyke
Director of Talent
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