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My name is Betty J. Adams and I am excited and honored to be named as the Principal for Sidney Lanier Elementary School. I become Principal here in the 2017-2018 school year. 

I have worked in Tulsa Public Schools for 29 years and bring a wealth of experience to the work at Lanier. I’ve been a classroom teacher for over 13 years, mostly in elementary with a short time at the middle school. Other positions I’ve held include Literacy Coach, District Professional Develop Specialist, GT Facilitator, Staff Development Teacher, and Assistant Principal. As a lifelong learner, each task has enabled me to grow and develop the skills necessary for the demands of the learning environments of today.

My vision for Lanier is to focus on improvement in all areas. I am committed to ensuring that all students have high quality educational experiences. Also, that we build powerful relationships with teachers, staff, parents, and community partners who make Lanier Elementary such a wonderful place for learning. Please, know that I believe in being accessible. Open communication between all school stakeholders is welcome and I encourage the rich dialogue which will ensure the success of students in the Lanier community. 

Betty Adams

Teachers & Staff make up our Leadership Team!

Our Members

  • Kathleen Nowlin
  • Michelle Randle
  • Patricia Meryhew
  • Carolyn Neely
    5th Grade
  • Stephanie Williams 
    3rd grade teacher
  • Sharon Bookout

Our leadership team works alongside Principal Adams to ensure all school-wide decisions are carried out and assists with the day to day!