Lainie Rowell is an educator and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community building.
Prior to this, Lainie taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 6th grade. In 2002, she took on a role as a site-level professional learning leader which progressed to a position as a district-level K-12 educational technology coordinator supporting 22,000 students and 1,200 teachers at 33 schools.
Lainie's client list ranges from Fortune 100 companies like Google and Apple to school districts and independent schools. In 2014, she was hired as a professional learning consultant for Orange County Department of Education’s Institute for Leadership Development. Lainie is also a part of Alan November's November Learning team and a presenter at local, regional and international conferences including TEDxManhattanBeach, Building Learning Communities (BLC), ISTE and CUE Conferences.
From 2010-2014, Lainie served as the Program Coordinator for Leading Edge Certification, a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation created by an Alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies. She led the creation and curation of all four certifications, Online and Blended Teacher, Administrator, Digital Educator and Professional Learning Leader.
Lainie is honored to be an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google for Education Certified Innovator. She has also been recognized as Teacher of the Year and was featured in OC Family Magazine as one of 10 Teachers Making a Difference. In 2011, she was elected to CUE's Board of Directors. During her six years on the CUE Board, she served as Secretary and Member at Large on the Executive Committee.