Amanda Yuen, Director of Finance & Operations

Our Director of Finance & OperationsAmanda Yuen, is excited to move to Walla Walla and join Team Willow!  Amanda was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the second of three children, and has worked in education since high school. With Bachelors degrees in Social Science and Special Education and a minor in Spanish from the University of Oklahoma, she taught high school special education English and math before returning to school for her MBA at Washington University in St. Louis.


Amanda has worked in a variety of roles in education — from teacher to tutor to ops director — with a range of ages from preschool to adult.  While working on her MBA, she transitioned from teaching to operations, serving as an Operations Director for the charter Tulsa Institute for Teach for America. Later, she supported all non-instructional functions at two elementary schools in Memphis as Director of School Operations, before becoming Founding Assistant Principal of Operations at a new middle school in Denver.  

When she's not working, she enjoys avoiding paying full price for things and going on road trips to explore new places.

Mobile: (901) 800-9025