Lauren Wade

Founder/Lead Instructor


Lauren Wade is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a BA in Elementary Education. She has worked as a classroom teacher since 2007, teaching grades K through five. In 2017, she was name a district finalist for St. Johns County Teacher of the Year. Throughout her career, Lauren has focused on integrating technology, either by piloting laptop/ iPad classes, or through coaching fellow educators in the use of technology.

Most recently, Lauren began Kids Can Code to teach computer coding classes and camps that focus on elementary-aged students. Wade was awarded $5,000 through OneSpark a Jacksonville Small Business Event, where she presented the Kids Can Code business model and vision. She has also successfully led ten teams to the finalist rounds in the Wonder League Robotics Competition, resulting in third (2018) and fifth (2017) place in the world!

Wade’s passion for inspiring children of all ages drives the focus of Kids Can Code. She is driven by inquiry-based projects that engage students through robotics and coding. Questions? Email her below.