Dear Lee County Middle School East Community,
I am looking forward to an exciting year at Lee County Middle School East Campus. I am
a proud graduate of Lee County High School, and it is an honor to be back serving as principal of
this fantastic school. My experiences as a student in the Lee County School System were truly
wonderful and impactful in helping me reach and accomplish my educational achievements.
My goal is to provide all of our students at LCMSE with that positive experience.
I am beginning my 24th year in education and my 10th year in administration. I have been
fortunate to work in various school systems in Georgia throughout my career. I started my
educational career as a high school math teacher where I taught courses ranging from remedial
math to AP Calculus BC. I taught high school math for 14 years. Then, I began my journey as an
administrator where I have served in various roles from being a high school assistant principal
of discipline, a high school assistant principal for instruction, a middle school assistant principal,
and a middle school principal.
I am excited to continue my educational journey as an administrator in Lee County! It has been
great coming back home, and I look forward to helping our students grow and pursue new
horizons. Our goal as educators is to provide our students with the tools so that they can thrive
and be successful towards meeting their dreams and goals. In the end, we become stronger as
a community when our students grow to be productive citizens.
Maggie Grange, Principal
I am so excited to be a part of the staff for Lee County Middle School East! I am very passionate about achievement and have no problem recognizing hard-working staff and students. School culture and pride are very important to me because they both influence and prepare our faculty and students for an ever-competitive world. Building relationships and responsibility are also essential as I desire to foster the growth of our students and partnerships with community members.
I’m a new resident of Lee County with my lovely wife, Latashi, and our blessed two children, Azuri-Rose and Daniel Laster II.
I have been a professional in education for 13 years. I have served grades Pre-K to 12th grade, along with various leadership opportunities. My Education includes a bachelor’s degree in Music Education (Voice) and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from “The Unsinkable” Albany State University.
My goal is to ignite a fire to focus on Respect, Unity, Achievement, and Fun to continue to make Lee County Middle School East “The Beast!”
Daniel Laster, Assistant Principal
I was born and raised in Ware County, Georgia, but have lived in the Lee County area since 2003. I have 15 years of experience in education and have been part of the Lee County School System family for the past 14 years, serving at the middle school level in various capacities. I received my Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Specialist degrees from Georgia Southwestern University and leadership certification from Columbus State University. My husband, Kalin, and I have three children, Beaux, Case, and Millie, who attend Lee County Schools.