The 2020-21 school year marks Mr. Lani’s 9th year serving as an administrator at Evergreen Mill Elementary School. As principal, he will continue to strive to foster a partnership between home and school that is based upon communication, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. At Evergreen Mill, it will remain 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.
Mr. Lani has served as a public-school educator for the past 23 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 and Assistant Principal at Evergreen Mill Elementary School.
Under Mr. Lani's leadership, the staff at Evergreen Mill will continue to be champions for our students! Evergreen Mill 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 is excited about the expansion of Personalized Learning to grades K-5, and the conitnued success of Project Based Learning at Evergreen Mill. He is also committed to the launch of a school wide Genius Hour model called Python Passion Projects. Mr. Lani is committed to ensuring that each student who walks through the doors of Evergreen Mill Elementary School has an outstanding educational experience each day.