Mrs. Yolanda Briggs-Johnson, Principal
Mrs. Yolanda Briggs-Johnson is in her 22nd year of education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education at Columbia College, then matriculated to South Carolina State University, earning a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, later completing her Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership and Curriculum. Mrs. Briggs-Johnson has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist, collaborative teacher, and administrator for twenty-two years. She began her career in Fulton County School District in 1998. Mrs. Briggs-Johnson moved to Fayette County Schools in 2007, where she has taught at Cleveland Elementary, JC Booth Middle, Bennett’s Mill Middle, and as the Assistant Principal/Registrar at Whitewater High School for six years (2012-2018). Mrs. Briggs-Johnson and her husband, Shawn, celebrated their 22nd anniversary in July; they have two sons, Seth and Zachary. Mrs. Briggs-Johnson is a proud and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated, and attends Fountain of Faith Baptist Church. Mrs. Briggs-Johnson enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching old classic movies, listening to music, traveling, and snuggling with Milo, the family dog, a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix, while on the sofa watching TV and enjoying a bowl of Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Cookie Dough ice cream. Mrs. Briggs-Johnson believes that “A child must learn early to believe that s/he is somebody worthwhile, and that s/he can do many praiseworthy things.”
— Benjamin E. Mays
~ Excellence In All We Do ~ Tiger Pride
Mrs. Andrea Cherry-Lee, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Cherry-Lee is looking forward to an amazing school year as a new member of the Fayette County High School administration team. She has 14 years of experience in education as a teacher, curriculum chairperson (CCP) and administrative assistant. Originally from Florida, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from Florida State University. She also has earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Her passion is providing a quality education for all students and causing a spark in students that will change the world. Mrs. Cherry-Lee is married to her husband, DeMone and they have a daughter, Chayse. Mrs. Cherry-Lee enjoys spending time with her family and watching Florida State football.
Mr. Johnathan Hall, Assistant Principal
Mr. Hall is excited to be joining Tiger Trail as the newest member of the FCHS administrative team. A native of Kinston, NC, Mr. Hall earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduation from Morehouse, Mr. Hall joined the Metro Atlanta Corps of Teach for America. Prior to FCHS, Mr. Hall served as a Teacher Leader in Fulton County Schools. During his tenure at Fulton, he served as a social studies department chair as well as school governance council chair. Mr. Hall has experience in creating district wide curriculum for Fulton County Schools and served as a Teacher Selector for the district. Mr. Hall was a Teacher of the Year recipient (2018-2019) and finalist in the Fulton County South Learning Community Teacher of the Year. Mr. Hall also holds a Master of Science degree in education from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Hall is an active member at his church, The House of Hope Atlanta and lives by the quote: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
Dr. Lydia Powell, Assistant Principal
Dr. 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.
Mr. Bill Stikes, Assistant Principal
Bill Stikes is proud to join the Fayette County Tiger family. Mr. Stikes holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Arts in Teaching from LaGrange College; he also received an Educational Specialist in Leadership from Columbus State University. He is an Accredited Interscholastic Coach (AIC) through the NFHS and a Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA) through the NIAAA. He taught History and Government for ten years at Griffin High School prior to his appointment at Fayette County High. His experience includes serving as a Content Leader, Department Chair, and Head Coach for Soccer; additionally, Mr. Stikes has worked on safety plans, designing and implementing curriculum, assessment initiatives, and supporting engaging academics. He and his wife have a two year old son and a newborn daughter. Mr. Stikes is active in the United Methodist Church on the local and international level. He is a supporter of historical preservation efforts and he enjoys reading and golfing.