Leadership Team


Cassandra Johnston

Executive Director

Cassandra started with University Tutors for
Seattle Schools (UTSS) in 2016 and has served
as the Executive Director since September 2017.

Liz Ryan

Program Director

Liz seeks to better prepare, support, and
empower educators in their work to provide
quality education to all students.

Ana Rodriguez-Knutsen

Ana joined UTSS’ administrative team in 2020 to provide critical support of our transition to on-line learning. She brings fantastic energy to our team as well as to the staff and students she supports.

Aniyah Mohammed

Recruitment Manager

Aniyah Mohammed first joined UTSS as a tutor in 2020 and currently serves as the Recruitment Manager.

Mindy Goldberg

Marcom Manager

Mindy Goldberg joined UTSS in June 2021 when she returned to the Seattle area after living and working overseas.


Amy Yu

Financial Planning

Growing up in a family of educators, Amy is
passionate about UTSS’ mission in education
particularly in addressing the educational

Kyle Morean

History & Social Studies

Kyle is committed to improving the
effectiveness of classroom teachers and
increasing opportunities for students to receive

Anthony Drew

Budget and Finance Analyst

Anthony Drew is a Budget and Finance Analyst
at Seattle Public Schools. Previously, Anthony
worked as a school finance researcher with the

Marisa Bier

Founding Program Director

Marisa is the Founding Program Director of the
Seattle Teacher Residency program, a teacher
preparation program directly serving Seattle’s

Corey Little

Development Coordinator

Corey is an avid supporter of services/programs that level the playing field for all students accessing an equitable environment for learning.

Han Kim

Han comes to the board with extensive experience in banking and finance. He is currently the Senior Vice President at Harvest and also a managing partner at Pogoda Investments.

Christal Lee

Tutor Board Representative

As the 2020-21 tutor board representative, Christal will bring her knowledge and experiences from the classroom to the boardroom