McIntosh, FCHS get new principals


The Fayette County Board of Education on May 31 approved several school-level administrative changes taking effect for the coming school year. Among those will be a new assistant superintendent of student achievement and a new principals at McIntosh and Fayette County high schools.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Dr. Julie Turner, principal at Kedron Elementary, will replace Dr. Terry Oatts as the assistant superintendent of student achievement.

Oatts left the school system after being hired by Rockdale County Public Schools as their new school superintendent, Berry-Dreisbach said.

Fayette County High School Principal Dan Lane will become the new principal at McIntosh High School, replacing Lisa Fine who retired at the end of the school year.

Replacing Lane at Fayette County High School will be Whitewater High School Assistant Principal Yolanda Briggs-Johnson. Joining her as an assistant principal at the school will be Mark Henderson, who has previously served as the school system’s mathematics coordinator.

Fayette County High School Assistant Principal Brandi Johnson will replace Briggs-Johnson as an assistant principal at Whitewater High School, and Starr’s Mill High Assistant Principal Debra Troutman will take Henderson’s place as the school system’s math coordinator. Brandi Meeks, assistant principal at Starr’s Mill High, will move into Troutman’s position at the school, said Berry-Dreisbach.