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In 2015, we decided to embark on a journey to create a different vision for education in Nevada. Inspired by a rap song, the name Intelligent Hoodlums comes from Mike’s  struggle to be respected as a Black male educator. Together, we offer professional learning opportunities, run conferences, and generally try to disrupt how education is done. We have a combined 25 years of experience innovating as educators. Helping our fellow teachers is our passion.

Mike Lang

  • Nevada Succeeds InspirED Fellow
  • Nevada Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Cabinet
  • PBS Digital Innovator All-Star - 2018
  • Teach Plus Fellow - 2018
  • Teacher Leader Academy - Cohort 3A - 2017
  • PBS Digital Innovator - 2017
  • Heart of Education Award Finalist - 2017 & 2018
  • Apple Distinguished Educator - 2015
  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Digital Learning Coach
  • ELL Coordinator
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Project Facilitator specializing in Video Production
  • University of Notre Dame - Master's of Education
  • University of Missouri-Columbia - Bachelor's of Sociology
  • Licensed Teacher


  • CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional
  • Licensed Teacher with Administrator Endorsement
  • Software Developer
    • Full Stack (Javascript/Python/Java)
    • DevOps Engineer
    • Security Specialist
  • Curriculum Developer (Private Sector)
  • Project Facilitator - Curriculum Development
  • Digital Learning Coach
  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Grand Canyon University - Master's of Education Leadership
  • Eastern Michigan University - Bachelor's of Language Arts & Bilingual Education (Spanish)
  • UNLV - PhD Learning Sciences (In Progress)

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