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Mr. Daniel Lani

The 2024-25 school year marks Mr. Lani’s 13th year serving as an administrator with Loudoun County Public Schools and his first as principal at Lovettsville Elementary School! As a school leader, Mr. Lani strives to foster a partnership between home and school that is based upon communication, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. At Lovettsville Elementary, it will be our goal to ensure a positive and engaging educational atmosphere that will motivate each of our students to achieve to their fullest potential, prepare them as 21st Century learners, and provide them with the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the world. Our students will find their passion in an equitable, student-focused learning environment as we seek to develop their independence as learners.

Mr. Lani has served as a public-school educator for the past 27 years, both in Loudoun County and in the state of New York. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Messiah College in 1992. He then received a Master's degree in Reading from Long Island University in 2001 and a second Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Shenandoah University in 2007. He began his teaching career in New York where he taught first grade and served as a reading specialist at Brook Avenue Elementary School. In 2005, he relocated to Loudoun County and joined the distinguished team of educators who comprise Loudoun County Public Schools. During his time in Loudoun, he has served as a reading specialist at Belmont Station Elementary School, Lucketts Elementary School, and Lincoln Elementary School, and as a 5th grade teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal at Evergreen Mill Elementary School. 

Under Mr. Lani's leadership, the staff at Lovettsville Elementary will be champions for every student. We will carry the banner for our school and be merchants of hope for each other every day!  Lovettsville Elementary will be a place where every student and staff member feels a sense of belonging, is highly engaged in teaching and learning, and has a strong connection to their peers and colleagues. Mr. Lani will guide the staff in implementing teaching practices with a focus on deeper learning opportunities for each student. Mr. Lani is excited about maintaining a continued focus on personalized and project based learning. He is also excited about the continued growth of the Computer Science Integration program at Lovettsville this year.  

Mr. Lani could not be more excited about his new partnership with the Lovettsville Elementary community and he is committed to ensuring that each student who walks through the doors of Lovettsville Elementary School has an outstanding educational experience each day.  It is his commitment that with each school day at Lovettsville every child will know that they have been seen, that they are loved, and that they matter!  He is always expecting success!

 


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Mr. Timothy Finnerty

The 2024/2025 school year will be Mr. Finnerty’s 7th year serving in LCPS and marks his 4th year as a school administrator. As your Assistant Principal, Mr. Finnerty is committed to fostering an environment where each and every student feels valued, challenged, and supported.  He is a firm believer in a collaborative approach, where teachers, parents, community stakeholders, and students work together to create a dynamic and inclusive educational experience for our learners. Nurturing positive and productive partnerships with families and the greater school community is paramount to student success, and he is ready to engage in this collective work in the upcoming school year.

Mr. Finnerty has worked in the field of education for over 10 years, most recently serving as Assistant Principal at Hovatter Elementary. He has worked in schools in multiple states, including New York, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Finnerty graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2012. Upon graduation, he relocated to North Carolina and began his career as a third-grade teacher while also enrolling in a Master of Education in Language & Literacy program with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, graduating in 2015. Mr. Finnerty finished his post-graduate building administrator and supervision licensure program through Towson University in 2019.

Students, families, and staff can expect Mr. Finnerty to be a thoughtful, considerate, and engaged school leader. His goal is for every member of the community to feel seen and to have a voice. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lovettsville community! Cheers to a wonderful school year!