Mike Berman is the Global Program Manager for Higher Education for AWS Educate. In this role, Mike works with institutions of higher education around the world to help them build and scale academic programs in Cloud Computing. Mike began his career in education as a middle school humanities teacher with Aspire Public Schools in California. He later co-founded a high school serving low-income, first-generation college students, working as the school’s first dean of students, instructional coach, and college counselor – 100% of the school’s students earned admission to four-year universities. Mike built and led the high school’s dual enrollment program, which provided his students with the opportunity to take college-level courses at the local community college. Before joining AWS, Mike led the curriculum development team at TenMarks, an Amazon subsidiary focused on K12 math and writing programs.