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Assistant Principal Patrick Harrigan

The Jackson County School System Board of Education approved Patrick Harrigan to serve as assistant principal of Legacy Knoll Middle School.

Harrigan currently serves in the same position at West Jackson Middle School. Prior to coming to WJMS, Harrigan spent 14 years as an educator in Athens-Clarke County.

"Mr. Harrigan is an integral part of the LKMS team. His passion for helping others is inspiring," Legacy Knoll Middle School Principal Mrs. Miriam Ledford-Lyle said. "The students and teachers are fortunate to have him as part of their support system. His leadership will be invaluable for us. "

Harrigan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia, a Masters Degree in Special Education and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University.

Harrigan and his wife have one daughter. 

Assistant Principal Daniela McLean

Legacy Knoll Middle School has hired Ms. Daniela McLean as an assistant principal beginning for the 2023-24 school year. 

McLean was approved by the Board of Education during the Thursday night work session. McLean currently serves as the ESOL and Title 1 Teacher at Oconee County Middle School.


“We are thrilled to welcome Mrs. McLean to the Legacy Knoll Middle School team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to LKMS,” LKMS Principal Dr. Miriam Ledford-Lyle said. “We will benefit from her vast experiences in working with students from varied backgrounds. She will help us craft an atmosphere in which students pursue excellence in a supportive environment.” 

McLean, who was named the 2020-21 Teacher of the Year for Oconee County Middle School, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Georgia. She also holds a Master of Education Degree in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University, along with an Tier 1 Educational Leadership Certificate from KSU. McLean holds endorsements in ESOL, Reading, Middle Grades Language Arts, Middle Grades Math and Middle Grades Science.