Lori’s work as a technical analyst at UPD focuses on bringing the Ed-Fi data standard and toolset to districts and state education agencies. Her projects focus on data mapping, data analysis and requirements gathering. Most recently, she was instrumental in developing a new Teacher Preparation data model as an extension of the Ed-Fi PK-12 data standard. This model enables colleges and universities to adopt the full spectrum of Ed-Fi-standardized data they need to measure, monitor, and improve teacher preparation program outcomes.
Prior to her work with Ed-Fi, Lori served as the project manager in an effort to transform the central administration and support structure in the Buffalo, NY Public Schools. This included working closely with Cross & Joftus to analyze existing reviews, interviewing existing staff, proposing restructuring models with cost saving for the district as well as the implementation of an accountability model for management level staff.
Lori brings experience in special education and administration in public school systems, most recently for the District of Columbia Public Schools and the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), focusing on special education data management, tracking and reporting, auditing and data validation, and the development of special education policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal law and consent decree requirements.
Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University and a Masters in Social Work from Howard University.