Lori’s work as a senior consultant at UPD focuses on bringing the Ed-Fi and EPDM data standard and toolset to post secondary educator preparation programs. Her projects focus on data mapping, data analysis and requirements gathering. Most recently, she has been serving as the Project Manager for our UTRGV work and was instrumental in developing EPDM 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. Lori continues to be intimately involved in the review and revision of the EPDM as implementations dictate changes to the model to optimize the solution for prep programs.

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 analyzing 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. She worked with 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.