Erin Lenart, principal of Lanier Middle School (LMS) presented her first State of the Schools to the City of Fairfax School Board on March 7. Lenart took the helm of LMS in July of 2015 after Dr. Scott Poole left to become principal of Woodson High School in Fairfax.
Lenart shared her “Lanier Lessons” she has learned in her first semester as principal. Part of those lessons include that Lanier students are “creative and critical thinkers; they care about each other, their community and the environment.” Lenart said the Lanier staff is “dedicated … constantly seeking to improve alongside each other, their leadership and [the] school.”
The presentation continued with the LMS Strategic Plan with three main goals: a multi-tiered support system for all students, eighth graders will pass the reading and writing SOLs or will have a student success plan to have them reach grade level, every student will feel connected to an adult on campus.
Lenart also asked Julio Dejo, the LMS After School teacher and former FCPS Support Teacher of the Year to talk about the comprehensive after school program. Over 30 LMS teachers and 15 Fairfax High School students offer clubs such as EcoClub, Math Club, Science Olympiad, Homework Club, sports, art, cooking, and even a card game club.
The meeting can be viewed on the City of Fairfax Government website.