Jobi Lawrence currently serves as the Title III Director at Iowa Department of Education. During her tenure at the Department Dr. Lawrence has provided leadership at both the state and national level. She has served as a member of the Executive Board for ELPA21 and was recently appointed as Chair of the Board. She also serves as the Chair of the Secondary Education Special Interest Group for the National Association for Bilingual Education. She has served as the Project Lead for a number of key initiatives for the Chief Council for State School Officers (CCSSO) related to English Language Learners. Jobi is the current President of the National Council of State Title III Directors.