Dr. Daniel T. Lane, PrincipalFayette County High School Principal Dr. Daniel Lane is in his 28th year as an educator, 26 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 the 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 is in his fifth year of service. 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 24 years and they have two children, Savannah, a senior Early Childhood Education major at Berry College and Tyler, a freshman Business Finance major at Kennesaw State University. In his spare time, Dr. Lane loves to read, hike, travel, and spend time with his family and 3 cats. Dr. Lane is an avid Disney fan and is a Disney Vacation Club member and 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, and Tokyo Disneyland. He will visit Disneyland Paris in the summer of 2018.
Dr. Curtis Armour Jr., Assistant PrincipalDr. Curtis Armour, Jr. is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Education at Georgia State University. While at GSU, Dr. Armour excelled academically and as a student leader. He served as the Director of the Incept Orientation Team and the SGA Secretary. He also participated in the Emerging Leaders Program and is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Armour earned a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University. In 2000, he began his educational career at the postsecondary level as an Admissions Officer at Georgia State University and later served as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator at Emory University, and the Student Affairs Coordinator at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Realizing his calling to prepare students for postsecondary options, he accepted a teaching position with the Atlanta Public School System in 2007. During his tenure with APS, Dr. Armour served as a Department Chair, and Social Studies Instructional Coach. During the 2014-15 school year, Dr. Armour was named Educator of the Year by his peers. His favorite quote is, "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
— President Barack Obama
Dr. Brandi Johnson, Assistant PrincipalDr. Brandi E. Johnson is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is a third year Assistant Principal at Fayette County High School. Before entering the field of education, Dr. Johnson worked as a Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist in Dekalb County. She began her teaching career in Atlanta, Georgia where she served as an educator for ten years and held the positions of Science teacher, Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher, Instructional Coach and Head Softball Coach. Dr. Johnson received her BA in Psychology from Spelman College and two master's degrees from Georgia State University, in Urban Teacher Leadership and Educational Psychology. In 2014, she earned her Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Johnson is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and attends Fellowship of Love Church in Fayette County. She is married with a son who attends Fayetteville Elementary School, a newborn daughter, a stepson who attends Lakeside High School, and a dog named Bishop. Her favorite quote is, "Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead and no man yet to be born could do it any better."
— Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
Dr. Lydia Powell, Assistant PrincipalDr. Powell is excited to be a part of the Tiger family at FCHS! She is a graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. She taught for 16 years in the area of social studies and special education. Dr. Powell was teacher of the year in 2010, which is something that she is very proud of. She has three children, one of which is a freshman at Florida A&M University and two that attend Fayette County Public Schools....Go Fayette! Her passions include teaching cultural proficiency, traveling, and advocating against human, more specifically child trafficking. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and The Fayette Area Chapter of Jack and Jill of America. Dr. Powell volunteers with organizations such as Street Grace, The Anti-defamation League, and Chris Kids. Her favorite quote is "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mrs. Kelly Taylor, Assistant PrincipalMrs. Kelly Taylor is in her 30th year in education. She is a proud military brat and daughter of a Career Army Officer. Her father's career allowed her to live many different places growing up. She attended three different high schools, two in Germany and one in Florida. Mrs. Taylor graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Advertising. She earned a degree in Math Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership at Columbus University and a Specialist in Educational Leadership at the University of West Georgia. Five members of Mrs. Taylor's family are either currently teaching or retired educators from the Fayette County School System. Her husband and brother both teach at SMHS, her sister-in-law teaches at Kedron, her mother retired from Braelynn Elementary and her father is a former Assistant Principal of Fayette County High School. Mrs. Taylor is an avid runner, to date; she has run over 50 marathons and continues to exceed her expectations in the sport.