Dr. Daniel Lane, Principal
McIntosh School Principal Dr. Dan Lane is in his 30th year as an educator, 28 of which have been served in the Fayette County School District. He moved to Fayette County in 1990 as the choral director and general music teacher at Whitewater Middle School. After seven years at Whitewater, he transitioned to Starr's Mill High School as the choral director, AP Music Theory teacher, and Fine Arts Department Chairman. After seven years there, he moved to Fayetteville Elementary School where he taught general music for one year before transitioning to McIntosh High School as an Assistant Principal and Registrar. While at McIntosh, Dr. Lane was named the GASSP Assistant Principal of the Year for the state of Georgia in 2011 and traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national competition and to lobby on Capitol Hill for education issues. In 2013, after six years as an AP, he was promoted to principal of Fayette County High School where he served five years and he is now in his second year as principal at McIntosh. Dr. Lane holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree in Vocal Music from Auburn University, a Masters Degree in Vocal Music Education from West Georgia College, an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia, and a Doctor of Education Degree in School Improvement from the University of West Georgia. Dr. Lane has been married to the former Alison Moore of Jonesboro for 25 years and they have two children, Savannah (MHS '14), a second grade teacher at Burch Elementary School, and Tyler (MHS '17), a junior accounting major at the University of Georgia. In his spare time, Dr. Lane loves to read, hike, travel, and spend time with his family and three cats. Dr. Lane is an avid Disney fan, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an annual pass holder. One of his bucket list items is to visit every Disney park in the world. He is off to a good start with visits to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Disneyland in Anaheim, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland!
Mr. Daniel S. Lakly, Assistant Principal
Daniel S. Lakly is beginning his 27th 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 M.Ed. 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.
Mr. Keith Haber, Assistant Principal
Keith Haber is beginning his sixth year as an Assistant Principal and his 18th year in education. Prior to joining McIntosh, Mr. Haber taught AP Social Studies classes and was an AP 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. He completed his Educational Specialist (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia in 2018. Mr. Haber’s career honors include being a Teacher of the Year finalist in 2012 & 2013, STAR teacher in 2009 & 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). In his spare time, Mr. Haber enjoys watching movies, reading, and singing. Mr. Haber has been happily married for over 20 years and is the proud father of an MHS graduate, Olivia, who is entering her 3rd year in college at Agnes Scott.
Mrs. Amy Hammock, Assistant Principal/Registrar
Amy Hammock begins her 22nd year in education and her fifth year as an 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 20 years and is the mother of three children: William (15), and twins Sarah and Andrew (10). She is thrilled to be a McIntosh Chief again!
Mr. Leon Hammond, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Leon Hammond is beginning his first year as an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director and his 13th year in education. Prior to joining McIntosh, Mr. Hammond taught Physical Education at Colleton County High School in Walterboro, South Carolina, before transitioning into the role of Director of District Athletics. In addition, Mr. Hammond taught Physical Education and Health at both Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School (Neese, SC) and McKinley High School (Buffalo, NY). Mr. Hammond earned both his B.S. in Physical Education & Health and M.A. in Sports Administration from Canisius College. While teaching, Mr. Hammond coached basketball, football, and boys & girls track at all of his previous stops. He was the assistant coach on the McKinley boys basketball team in 2013, that brought the Buffalo Public Schools their first large school State Championship. While at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School in 2014, Mr. Hammond was an assistant coach of the school’s first back-to-back State Championship football team. Professionally, Mr. Hammond is a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, where he became certified as a Certified Athletic Administration this year. In his spare time, Mr. Hammond enjoys traveling, going to the movies, and spending time with his family and close friends. Mr. Hammond is married to Dr. Kimberly Miller-Hammond and is the proud father of two little girls, Vivian and Isabella. He is happy to be a Chief and looks forward to becoming an activity member of the community.
Mr. Oatha Mann, FCBOE Athletic Coordinator/MHS Administrative Support
Mr. Oatha D. Mann III is entering his 26th year as an educator. Mr. Mann began his career in public education as a tenth Grade World History teacher at Salem High School from 1994-1999. During his five years at Salem, he taught world history, ethnic studies and psychology while coaching varsity football and basketball. After leaving Rockdale County, Mr. Mann’s next assignment was that of Assistant Principal at Sandy Creek High from 1999-2003. He was then promoted to Principal of Flat Rock Middle from 2003-2015, and later Principal of North Fayette Elementary from 2015-2018. Mr. Mann is currently serving as the Coordinator of System Athletics while providing administrative support at McIntosh High School. As a lifelong learner, he has a passion for real world educational experiences which will transform lives. He understands the importance of making education meaningful and relevant for the students of this present age which he currently serves. In his spare time, Mr. Mann enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.