Founded in 2016 by Lori Einfalt, Ph.D., Criss Wakefield, M.Ed. and Mary Kimmins, M.Ed., LCM Consulting was created as a means to give back to the profession we love so dearly. Our company is built on the belief that coaching and mentoring educators at all levels can support
and even inspire them to improve their professional practice and ability to meet the needs of those whom they serve. Leading, Coaching and Mentoring is at the heart of our work with schools and districts.
Lori, Criss, and Mary have been colleagues and friends throughout their careers as teachers and leaders in the public school system. After retirement, they pursued opportunities that enabled them to train campuses and districts all over the state in the new evaluation systems, T-TESS, T-PESS, and SLOs. They have also remained versed in the State’s accountability system through their work as PSPs. LCM’s vision is to use their collective knowledge and experience to serve schools and districts in the important work of creating success for all students. They were successful in creating positive campus and district climates that served teachers and students well and they desire to help others cultivate their leadership to accomplish great things on behalf of the students they serve. It was through these discussions that LCM Consulting was born.
Lori Einfalt, Ph.D.
Criss Wakefield, M.Ed.
Lori is an enthusiastic educational leader with thirty-four years of experience as a public school servant. She has served in central office roles including Chief Schools Officer, Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Executive Director of Human Resources and Secondary Curriculum Coordinator. Lori had the opportunity to open a new high school from the belief system up and relished her time as a High School Principal! She also served as as an Assistant Principal for both middle and high school. She began her career as a Classroom Teacher and has enjoyed teaching at all levels—ES, MS, HS as well as University courses. She is currently working as an adjunct professor for Concordia University in the principal preparation program. Lori considers herself privileged to have served as a trainer for state-wide initiatives: T-TESS, T-PESS, AEL (Advancing Educational Leadership) and SLO (Student Learning Objectives) from their onset. She is fully committed to working alongside educators in schools today to develop capacity within themselves, within others, and within their organizations.
Criss has a passion for supporting teachers and school leaders throughout the continuous improvement process. Before retiring in 2010, she spent 36 years as an elementary classroom teacher, assistant principal and principal in the Pflugerville and Goose Creek School Districts. Her campus was recognized by both Pflugerville ISD and ESC 13 for its work with Positive Behavior Support and served as a site visit for schools across the state of Texas. Since retirement, she has mentored and coached new principals and served as an interim principal in numerous schools. The first year of the T-TESS pilot, she had an opportunity to implement the process on an elementary campus. Realizing the unlimited potential for teacher growth and school improvement, her most recent work has been focused as a T-TESS and AEL trainer. In addition, she is trained in T-PESS and SLO’s. She presently serves as a Professional Service Provider for the Texas Center for District and School Support at ESC 13 and enjoys being back on campuses helping schools reach their full potential. She also contributes to her community as a board member of
Pflugerville Circle of Giving, a non-profit organization which raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas.
Mary Kimmins, M.Ed.
In her 34 years of educational service, Mary has served in a number of roles, including middle/high school math and computer teacher, district curriculum coordinator, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, and director of the Intensive American English Institute. Her extensive career afforded her positions on regional
committees for curriculum development, as a consultant on local and regional textbook committees, as district secondary lead principal and as a representative on the board of directors for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP.) Her
leadership and dedication won her accolades including Teacher of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year in Pflugerville ISD schools, and TASSP Region 13 Outstanding Principal. She is well-versed in the new state evaluation systems as a T-TESS trainer, AEL trainer, and trained in T-PESS and SLO. As a principal, her campus
had great success using the rubric evaluation model of the feedback, coaching, and reflection process. In addition, she serves her community as secretary on the Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees.