Our leaders have a shared passion for student success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hallie has spent the last 25 years working with edtech Sales, Support and Marketing teams to spread the word about programs and offerings that help struggling learners. She contributes deep and varied edtech marketing experience after holding leadership roles at NoRedInk, the AVID Center, and Scientific Learning.
Colleen has dedicated her career to helping students achieve a quality education. She has over fifteen years of education experience, including ten years within edtech. She has built and led Training, Implementation, Support and Customer Success teams as well as consulted with various companies looking to grow and scale their client-facing teams.
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.
Karen has worked in education-related roles for over 30 years. She started her career as a first grade teacher, and subsequently held leadership positions in curriculum development, instructional support services, teacher professional development, quality assurance, product management and online learning.
Donnaraé is a seasoned education leader with a deep commitment to equitable education. She brings more than fifteen years of experience as a classroom teacher, program coordinator for DC Public Schools, non-profit program manager, and most recently as a project director leading equity-centered R&D at Digital Promise.
Marc started his career in financial services consulting, where he helped institutions build products that enable better client service. After graduate school, he worked in fintech, supporting numerous strategic initiatives, including Series A financing. Seeing the ways that technology could transform both organizations and people’s lives led to a passion for impact-driven startups.
Sally has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources and 10 in edtech. She loves proving that virtual teams can be just as close and productive and never hesitates to celebrate the small wins. Sally enjoys building and supporting teams as they build amazing tools for the students we serve.