Mike Lawrence

Education Leadership Executive

Mike Lawrence has impacted education as a teacher, administrator, technology coordinator and non-profit leader for three decades. He is an Education Leadership Executive at Jamf, leading strategic learning and development initiatives worldwide. In this capacity, he co-hosts the Jamf Breakfast Club. Prior to this, he was Senior Director of Educator Engagement at PowerSchool, overseeing customer advocacy for 45M students in 80+ countries. He contributed to PowerSchool's recognition as the 2019 CODiE Marketing Team of the Year and his team was recognized as a finalist for both Most Engaged and Most Passionate Community in '20.

He served as CEO of CUE, a nonprofit educational org., driving 500% growth for over a dozen years. In this position, he expanded the organization to be global in its impact while improving teacher and student learning in California and Nevada. He also volunteered as Director of the California Student Media Festival for 9 years; the nation’s oldest such event. He continues to support the nonprofit as a board officer. He was also an officer on the ISTE Board of Directors during a critical transitional time for the org. During his term, the board transformed itself into a leaner, more nimble board and oversaw a CEO transition.

He was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in '03 and co-founded the Google Certified Innovator program in '06. In ‘09-’10, he founded Leading Edge Certification. He was named a Minecraft Global Mentor and earned his Certified Association Executive status. He has received honors from: CUE (Gold Disk, 2010), National School Boards Association (20 to Watch in Ed Tech, '12), ISTE (Making IT Happen, ‘13), EdTech Digest (Founder/CEO, ’14). He also received Webby, Davey, Edublog, W3 and the Int'l Academy of Web Television awards for co-executive producing the Infinite Thinking Machine web TV show from ‘06-’16. He was recently named one of the Top 100 Influencers in EdTech by EdTech Digest.

He was tapped by CA's State Superintendent to serve on the Education Technology Task Force, represented the U.S. on the UNESCO Expert Group on Mobile Learning, and has served on boards of the Nat'l Coalition for Tech in Education & Training (NCTET), CA Emerging Tech Fund (CETF) and the SXSW EDU Advisory Board. He also supported the development of the ISTE Certified Educator program.

He's an internationally sought-after speaker, author and presenter.

  • Work
    • Jamf
  • Education
    • UC Irvine
    • CSU Fullerton
    • UC Santa Barbara
As a professional, Mike Lawrence is visionary in his purpose and exceptionally capable in his practice. He has a deep commitment to education in general and in particular to transforming the quality of teaching and learning through the thoughtful, creative use of technology.
Sir Ken Robinson - Educator • Researcher • Author
Mike Lawrence is truly a passionate, creative individual that carries the vision of 21st century learning.
Dr. Holly Ludgate - Dir. of Learning, Emerging Tech, Full Sail University
Mike has an amazing ability to assess a situation, determine what is working and what needs to be enhanced, rally the right people, make things happen, and get things done. He is among the best educational leaders I know.
Dr. Christine Olmstead - Assoc. Superintendent, Orange County Dept. of Ed