A second-career educator, Lisa Wms. Fine's 11-year middle school mathematics and history teaching tenure preceded her transition to high school administration, where she is serving in her thirteenth year as a McIntosh High School administrator and her eighth year as principal. Mrs. Fine attended Mercer University, the State University of West Georgia, and the University of Georgia, attaining a Specialist degree in Middle Grades Mathematics Education and Educational Leadership and Supervision. Career honors include recognition as the 1994 Japan Trail Cross-Cultural Georgia Teacher, 2001 Rising Starr Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2002 Fayette County Teacher of the Year, 2006 Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year, and 2014 GAEL Jim Puckett Secondary School Principals Outstanding Educator award. In her professional endeavors, Mrs. Fine has served on the GASSP Board of Directors and GHSA State Executive Committee. The mother of three graduates of the Fayette County School System, Rob Fine is a senior software engineer/web developer at Digits in Motion; Kristina Fine is a Salesforce/Steelbrick manager at Buan Consulting; and Sean Fine is a software engineer for Nestle Health Science Pamlab. Mrs. Fine is married to Bill Fine, an engineering educator at Whitewater High School.
Stacey S. Smith begins her 21st year in education and her fourth-year as an Assistant Principal at McIntosh High School. Beginning her career as an Advanced Placement/gifted science teacher, Ms. Smith was a science department chair before entering high school administration. A lifelong resident of Fayette County and a 1988 graduate of McIntosh High School, Ms. Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgia State University, master’s degree in secondary education from Grand Canyon University, and an EdS in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. Career honors include her selection as the 2013 Whitewater High School Teacher of the Year, 2002 GACA Girls Golf Coach of the Year, 2008 GACA Softball Coach of the Year, 2009 GACA Region Coach of the Year, and 2009 GACA Softball Coach of the Year.
Daniel S. Lakly is beginning his 25th year in education. After 18+ years as a teacher, building level administrator and district level administrator in the state of Georgia, he spent 3 years in Central Florida as an Area Administrator for Student Support Services and as Assistant Principal at Millennium Middle Fine Arts/Communication Magnet School in Sanford Florida. Mr. Lakly is a graduate of McIntosh High School (1987). Mr. Lakly is a three time graduate of the University of Georgia, earning a BSED in Secondary Social Science Education, an MEd. in Educational Leadership and an Ed.S in Administration and Supervision. During his career Mr. Lakly has served as the Community Involvement Chairperson in Seminole County Public Schools, Cluster chairperson of Elementary Sunshine Committee in Gwinnett County Public Schools, Vice-chair of school redistricting committee 2006-08 in Gwinnett County Public School and was the Executive Director of the 20th Annual Georgia Psycho-educational Conference, 1997. Mr. Lakly is happily married to Michelle and is the father of twin sons Jack and Connor (12).
Keith Haber is beginning his second year as an Assistant Principal and his 14th year in education. Prior to joining McIntosh, Mr. Haber taught AP Social Studies classes and was an Advanced Placement Coordinator/Gifted Contact, Intervention Coordinator, and Social Studies Department Chair in Gwinnett County. Mr. Haber earned his B.A in Sociology/Anthropology and Russian Studies from Washington and Lee University and his teaching certificate and M.A. in Education from St. Joseph College. Mr. Haber’s career honors include being a teacher of the year finalist in 2012 and 2013, STAR teacher in 2009 and 2013, appointment to the Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council, and the Award for Overall Achievement in Secondary Education. He has also served on a variety of county and state committees in assessment, Title I, Project Based Learning, literacy, and the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE). Mr. Haber has been happily married for 17 years and is the proud father to a ‘not so little girl,’ Olivia (15). Mr. Haber is excited to be part of the McIntosh family and looks forward to an amazing year.
Amy Hammock begins her 19th year in education as the newest Assistant Principal at McIntosh High School. She began her career at Fayette County High School teaching Biology and Physical Science. Mrs. Hammock then moved to Whitewater High School where she most recently taught Human Anatomy and Physiology, was the Science Department Chairperson, and was also the Instructional Technologist for the school. Upon graduation from McIntosh High School in 1992, Mrs. Hammock attended Georgia State University earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. Mrs. Hammock’s career honors include her selection as the 2007 Whitewater High School Teacher of the Year and her 2016 Distinguished Wildcat Award. Mrs. Hammock is also a proud member of Alpha Delta Kappa - an organization for women educators. Mrs. Hammock has been happily married for 16 years and is the mother of three children: William (11), Sarah (6), and Andrew (6). She is thrilled to be a McIntosh Chief again!
Mitch Pinkston is beginning his 10th year in education and his first year as an assistant principal at McIntosh High School. Mr. Pinkston spent seven years as a high school social studies teacher and curriculum leader at Dunlap High School before serving for two years as the Director of K-12 Curriculum and Assessment for the Bismarck-Henning School District (both in Illinois). Mr. Pinkston earned his B.A. in History with Secondary Education Certification from Eureka College and his M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University. Mr. Pinkston and his wife Samantha recently relocated from Central Illinois, and they are excited to be Georgia residents. Mr. Pinkston is looking forward to a great year at McIntosh High School.