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Heart Welcomes New Program Manager

July 9, 2015

William Otto Katt, Program Manager for Heart Math TutoringHeart Math Tutoring welcomes William Otto Katt to the team as the organization’s first Program Manager.

Katt will oversee the day-to-day operations of Heart’s school sites through managing Program Coordinators, stewarding relationships with school administrations, and analyzing program quality and efficacy.

“Otto is a fantastic addition to the team. His love of learning will be felt by our volunteers and staff as we help students become enthusiastic learners themselves,” said Emily Elliott, executive director of Heart Math Tutoring. “Otto comes to Heart with experience both in the nonprofit and public education sectors, and I know the program and the students we serve will benefit greatly from his direction.”

Katt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Connecticut. He was a Citizen Schools Teaching Fellow in Boston and a Teach for America corps member in Charlotte. Prior to joining Heart, Katt was a Dean of Students at Ashley Park PreK-8 School.

“My career has been dedicated to improving student learning and achievement,” said Katt. “Heart Math Tutoring firmly aligns to my commitment to erasing the opportunity gap that exists for our nation’s most at-risk students.”

For those who will be meeting Katt through their involvement with Heart, here are five things to know:

  • New Jersey native and is the oldest of 11 siblings.
  • Moved to Charlotte in 2012 to join Teach for America.
  • Recently moved to Dilworth with his wife, Anna, who is a third grade teacher and also a Teach For America alum.
  • Currently training for the New York City marathon in November.
  • Enjoys tennis and cooking. Favorite dish to make: New York-style cheesecake.

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