The 2018-19 school year marks Mr. Lani’s 7th year serving as an administrator at Evergreen Mill Elementary School. Since 2012, Mr. Lani has served the Evergreen Mill community as an Assistatnt Principal. He is excited to announce that beginning in January 2019, he will serve as the school's principal. In this new role, 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.
Mr. Lani has served as a public-school educator for the past 21 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 continuing to grow our STEM focus. This year, Mr. Lani has launched the Evergreen Mill Difference Makers program for students in grades 3-5. This program provides our students with the chance to make meaningful contribution to our school, our community, and perhaps even our world! 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.