Fairfax County Public Schools and the City of Fairfax Schools are pleased to welcome Dr. Tammara Hanna as principal of Lanier Middle School. Dr. Hanna will begin later this month.
Dr. Hanna has over 25 years of public school experience, and has been a successful middle school principal in Stafford County since 2013. Most recently, Dr. Hanna has served as the principal at T. Benton Gayle Middle School, and Edward E. Drew Middle School. Prior to serving as principal, Dr. Hanna was an assistant principal at Andrew G. Wright MS. Dr. Hanna has taught in several Virginia school systems, including Fairfax County Public Schools. She has also taught and supervised teacher and administrative interns at Longwood University and Grand Canyon University over the last several years.
Dr. Hanna is a strong supporter of professional learning communities, school-wide literacy, and academic writing in all content areas. Dr. Hanna developed the first comprehensive intervention and enrichment program in Stafford County Schools which served as a model for the entire division. Her creative leadership around math instruction resulted in significant gains in student achievement across multiple subgroups. Dr. Hanna has led her schools through multiple renovation projects, and she has served on numerous school/community committees and focus groups over the course of her career. Her innovative and collaborative approach to school leadership is an excellent match for the Lanier Middle School Principal position.
Dr. Hanna earned her Bachelor of Science at Longwood University, and her Masters in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.