School Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Improvement & Innovation Plan At A Glance

  • 2019-2020

  • Lanier Middle School

  • Region 5

  • Tammara Hanna, Principal

End of Year Strategic Outcome: Excellence


At least 90% of our students will pass the combined English SOLs. Our SWD pass rate will be at least 75%


At least 90% of our students will pass their Math SOL. Our SWD pass rate will be at least 75%


Strategy 1

  • Collaborative teams will regularly utilize the division’s Planning and Pacing Guides and State Standards of Learning to focus the work of the instructional cycle to ensure high quality instruction, meaningful learning experiences, and purposeful assessment for all students.  Collaborative teams will take collective responsibility for the learning and achievement of SWD.

Strategy 2

  • Teachers will implement a Multi-Tiered System of Supports to meet the individual academic needs of all students.

Strategy 3

  • Teachers will incorporate WICOR - Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading strategies into their daily instruction.


End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Equity

By June 2020, 100% of all students will report multiple positive  relationships with Lanier staff members  according to the Lanier MS Staff Members who Care Survey.

At least 80% of our students will feel respected and included at Lanier based on the State Climate Survey.

The 2019-20 SOA data will show that  93% or more of students will attend 90% or more of the school year.


Strategy 1

  • All staff members will increase their capacity to engage in culturally and linguistically responsive teaching practices.

Strategy 2

  • Focus on creating community and  strengthen relationships with students and families.

Strategy 3

  • Build students’ sense of belonging and self efficacy.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Effectiveness

All classes will participate in one PBL opportunity aligned explicitly with POG collaborator skills for students.  Teachers will identify/align POG collaborator skills to the PBL that meet the needs of their classroom and will measure the skills on a rubric.

Strategy 1

  • Teachers will engage in ongoing, job-embedded professional learning on technology integration that is personalized, and designed to promote skill transfer. Experiences must marry student needs/interests with teachers’ interests, needs, and classroom settings. This extension beyond the traditional school in-service setting will include webinars, Twitter chats, and other virtual experiences.

Strategy 2

  • Teachers will design quarterly  “Powering Up”  lesson (inspired by Crash Course summer reading) or Project Based learning (PBL) experiences that build students’ capacity to develop Portrait of a Graduate skills.