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Meet Our Administrators

Here at Lassiter, we are proud of our highly qualified administrators. The success of our students is always their top priority, and their love of education shines through in all that they do. Take a minute to get to know our outstanding administrators.


Chris Richie

The 2010-2011 school year was my first year to serve as Principal at Lassiter High School. After graduating from Madison Ridgeland High School in Madison, Mississippi, I attended the University of Southern Mississippi. I began my professional career as a social studies teacher in Jackson, Mississippi. I taught and coached baseball and basketball in Laurel, Mississippi before moving to Atlanta. I worked as both a teacher and assistant principal at Pope High School in 2000 and then moved to Kell High School in 2005 as an assistant principal. In 2006 I served as principal of Ashworth Middle School in Gordon County. In 2007 I was named principal of McCleskey Middle School where I was honored to serve in that capacity for three years. I was named principal of Lassiter High School in May 2010. In 2004 I received my PhD in Educational Leadership from The University of Southern Mississippi.

My wife Mandee serves as the principal at Brumby Elementary School. We have two daughters: Rachel, a graduate of Lassiter and UGA; and Mary Kathryn, a senior this year.

Assistant Principals

Jocelyn MacPhersonJo MacPherson

Jo Macpherson is entering her nineteenth year in the Cobb County School District for the 2014/2015 school year. Ms. Macpherson began her career at Lassiter High as a science teacher. She has had the opportunity to serve as an assistant principal for several other high schools within the CCSD. Her primary role at Lassiter is developing and preserving Lassiter’s inaugural STEM Academy. Our school also relies on her to sustain the necessary criterion for Georgia’s State STEM certification. Ms. Macpherson is married with three sons.



Art O'Neill - Athletic Director

Art O'Neill (Athletic Director)

Mr. O'Neill is in his sixth year as an assistant principal at Lassiter High School, although he has served as an administrator at other schools in Cobb County. Mr. O'Neill's primary responsibility at Lassiter is that of athletic director.




Ashlynn CampbellAshlynn Campbell

Ashlynn Campbell is entering her twenty third year in the Cobb County School District for the 2014/2015 school year. Mrs. Campbell began her teaching career at Lassiter High as a Language Arts teacher and later taught at Kennesaw Mountain High School. She has also served the Cobb County School District working as a Lead Teacher at Barber Middle School and supporting other K-12 teachers in the county. Mrs. Campbell has a B.S. in English Education from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!), a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with Technology Concentration from Kennesaw State University, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. Mrs. Campbell is married with two sons.


Angela BareDr. Angela Bare

Dr. Angela Bare came to Lassiter High School in the spring of 2011 after spending eleven years as a school counselor at Pope High School and Walton High School. Dr. Bare began her career in education as a school counselor for seven years in western North Carolina. After graduating from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, she completed a master’s degree in School Counseling and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She completed her PhD in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2012. Dr. Bare has three children and a black Labrador Retriever, Jack.


Carol PizzaCarol Pizza

Carol Pizza began her teaching career in 1989 as a business teacher at Dickerson Middle School. She spent 10 years at the middle school level before transferring to Lassiter where she joined the career technology department. She has served as a business/marketing teacher, economics teacher, career technology department head, work-based learning coordinator, FBLA adviser, cheer coach, and sports information director. Mrs. Pizza obtained her bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Georgia and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a Technology Concentration from Kennesaw State University. Mrs. Pizza is married with two daughters.