Dr. Daniel Lane, Principal
McIntosh School Principal Dr. Dan Lane is in his 29th year as an educator, 27 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. 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 first grade teacher at Burch Elementary School, and Tyler (MHS '17), a sophomore accounting major at Kennesaw State University. 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. Dr. Lane is thrilled to once again be a McIntosh Chief!
Ms. Stacey Smith, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Stacey S. Smith begins her 22nd year in education and her fifth-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.
Mr. Daniel S. Lakly, Assistant Principal
Daniel S. Lakly is beginning his 26th 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.
Mr. Keith Haber, Assistant Principal
Keith Haber is beginning his fourth year as an Assistant Principal and his 16th 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. He recently completed an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. 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 19 years and is the proud father of a McIntosh graduate, Olivia, who is heading off to college this August.
Mrs. Amy Hammock, Assistant Principal/Registrar
Amy Hammock begins her 20th year in education and her 2nd 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 16 years and is the mother of three children: William (12), Sarah (7), and Andrew (7). She is thrilled to be a McIntosh Chief again!
Mr. Oatha Mann, FCBOE Athletic Coordinator/MHS Administrative Support
Mr. Oatha D. Mann III is entering his twenty fifth year as an educator. Mr. Mann began his career in public education as a 10th 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. Then he was promoted as Principal at 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. Mr. Mann has stressed the importance of relationships during his tenure as an administrator and teacher. Successful educational leaders understand that students, teachers and community stakeholders are willing to work with leaders who are trustworthy, exhibit a spirit of goodwill and willing to build solid relationships. The development of meaningful relationships with a number of different stakeholders has been a major factor in his overall success. The work displayed by students who others have labeled at “At Risk” who perform just as well or better than their academic peers during Mr. Mann’s leadership is something in which he takes great pride. When not addressing the needs required of educational leaders, Mr. Mann enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. 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, and communicates his viewpoint with others in his sphere of influence. Developing future lifelong learners who have the ability to think critically and willing to effectively communicate with others from diverse background is a goal that Mr. Mann has for his students as they interact with others in our global society.