Meet Our Assistant Principals
Meet Ms. Nancy Lahey
Nancy Lahey is originally from Lynbrook, New York, but has called Georgia home for 29 years. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Cortland, Nancy began her teaching career in Dekalb County schools, teaching third and fourth grades from 1993-1998. She earned her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Georgia State University in 1997. Nancy was awarded Teacher of the Year at Knollwood Elementary School in 1998.
Ms. Lahey left teaching at the end of 1998 to dedicate her time to her three wonderful children, Zach, Cameron, and Samantha. She returned to her teaching career in 2007 at Hembree Springs Elementary in Fulton County Schools, where she served as a teacher and CST until 2018. She was awarded Teacher of the Year at Hembree Springs in 2012.
Ms. Lahey transitioned to Elkins Pointe Middle School as an Assistant Principal from 2018-2021. Nancy is excited to return to her roots and serve at the elementary school level. She is looking forward to making a positive impact on the students, staff, and community at Woodland Elementary. Go Wildcats!
Meet Mr. Marcquez Haley
Mr. Marcquez Haley is a native of Georgia, born and raised in rural Gainesville, and has lived in Metro-Atlanta for much of his post-undergraduate life. Mr. Haley completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia in 2011. Mr. Haley taught both 3rd and 4th grades while obtaining his Master of Arts in Education degree with a concentration in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia and completing his Tier I Leadership Add-On Certification from Georgia State University in 2018. He is currently enrolled as a Doctoral student at Georgia State University in their Educational Leadership Ed. D. Program, with an expected completion date of May 2024.
After obtaining his Leadership Certification, Mr. Haley began his leadership journey as an Administrative Assistant at Centennial High School in Roswell, GA. He further developed his skills as a leader by serving as the school’s Math Department Administrator and Student Support Team (S.S.T.) Administrator. He also served as the P.B.I.S. Administrator and has served as the P.B.I.S. Coach in his former roles. As a Behavior Program Specialist, Mr. Haley has worked with several stakeholders in the Fulton County community and has gained a wide array of knowledge and ways to educate the whole child truly.
Mr. Haley loves spending time with his wife, their young daughter, and their Goldendoodle, Dice. As a Georgia native, Mr. Haley is a huge Atlanta sports fan. As a two-time graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Haley loves to support the Bulldogs during football season and other sports. He enjoys attending sporting events, playing the drums, and traveling with his wife and family in his spare time. He also enjoys participating in charitable events with his fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, in which he has been a proud member since 2009. Mr. Haley is eagerly looking forward to supporting the Woodland Elementary students, parents, and community. Go Wildcats!