Jobi Lawrence

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Jobi Lawrence has over 29 years of experience working across all levels in the field of education, through program administration, evaluation, and implementation with educators across the country and internationally. She currently works at UCLA CRESST as the Director for Product Development and Strategic Partnerships and supports the ELPA21 Assessment Collaborative. Over the course of her career, she has provided leadership at the National Clearinghouse of English Language Acquisition (NCELA) and Regional Comprehensive Centers. She has served as the Director of Title III and Education Program Consultant for the Iowa Department of Education and was a tenured Associate Professor of Education. Dr. Lawrence began her career as a K-12 English as a second language (ESL) instructor in multiple Iowa districts.