Lori spent thirty-four years in public education, from teacher to superintendent. Upon retiring, the California State Assembly recognized her for her service to the students of the State of California with an Assembly Resolution.
She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of New York, Oswego; a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and a doctorate from the University of Southern California.
Lori started LMG Consulting after retiring, which provided coaching, mentoring and professional development for superintendents, school boards and other agencies. She also coordinated a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide professional development for superintendents. Lori has coauthored three books, Eight at the Top: A view Inside Public Education, Effective Superintendent-School Board Practices, and The Superintendent’s Planner.
In 2009 Lori and her husband Tom fell in love with Brownsville and bought a small farm just outside of town. Currently Lori is using her art degree to design and fabricate metal jewelry. She now spends time in her studio, works at the local Art Center, and is on the Boards of the Brownsville Community Foundation, The Woman’s Study Club and the Brownsville Art Association.