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History and Purpose

The MHS Chiefs Foundation was established in 2022 as a 501c3 public charity organization. Our mission is to complement the endeavors of McIntosh High School (MHS) in developing, improving, supporting, promoting, and sustaining the enrichment and enhancement of educational opportunities and programs for all MHS students.

The foundation will award scholarships for post-secondary studies to deserving students who embody traits including academic achievement, diligence, responsibility, sustained school and community involvement, selflessness, and a positive attitude.

Foundation goals for future endeavors include offering grants for school programs and supporting benevolent causes. Funds will be raised through donations and sponsored events. We invite you to become a MHS Chiefs Foundation supporter and donor. 

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MHS Chiefs Foundation
c/o McIntosh High School
201 Walt Banks Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

MHS Chiefs Foundation Board of Directors

(Front row L-R): Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Cele Eifert (retired USAF LtCol, MHS Hall of Fame Director, past MHS PTSO President); Diane Basham (retired MHS teacher, former member of the Fayette County Board of Education) and Maggie Walls, (MHS Principal). (Back row L-R): Foundation President Lisa Fine (Past MHS Principal), Kelly Lyons (local businesswoman and former MHS volunteer and parent of two sons – one in MHS Hall of Fame), Britte Hardy Aromashodu (MHS Hall of Fame 2019, Ole Miss athletic standout and Nike supervisor), Harold Baro (MHS Hall of Fame 2017, MHS parent and Senior VP, SIMOS Insourcing Solutions) and Gary Wood (former MHS parent, current Voice of the Chiefs, former TV Sportscaster and retired VP Coca Cola Refreshments).

Maggie Walls

Maggie Walls

McIntosh High School Principal

Maggie Walls is an experienced educator who began her career with Fayette County Public Schools in 1999 as an English teacher at Starr’s Mill High School. Mrs.Walls later joined the McIntosh faculty and served as an English teacher, English department chair, and 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. Most recently, she was an assistant principal at Whitewater High School. Driven by a desire to serve others, she takes pride in supporting the work of teachers and building relationships with students and parents. As the current principal of McIntosh High School, she enjoys working with teachers, students, and families to continue to build on the successes of our thriving academic, athletic, and fine arts programs.  Mrs. Walls is from Marianna, Florida and attended Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She later received her Master of Education from the University of West Georgia and a Specialist in Education from Kennesaw State University.  She and her husband Jason have been members of the Fayette County community since 1998. She is the proud mother of four children. Mrs. Walls most enjoys spending time with her family and visiting the Florida panhandle. She is an avid reader and believes in the power of the written word. Today is a great day to be a McIntosh CHIEF. 

Harold Baro

Harold Baro

MHS Hall of Fame 2017, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SIMOS Solutions

Harold Baro is senior vice president and general manager of SIMOS Solutions, a customer-focused, results-oriented labor management firm that specializes in improving the ways organizations staff and manage high-touch environments by providing engineering expertise, a frontline workforce and management at a guaranteed fixed cost per unit while meeting quality and safety standards. He leads a core of certified engineers and experienced onsite workforce leaders who help optimize processes for budget certainty and increased efficiencies in distribution, fulfillment, reverse logistics and light manufacturing.

Baro has more than 30 years of extensive experience in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a focus on logistics and systems, including the past 19 years with SIMOS. Under his leadership, SIMOS has expanded across the United States and introduced technology into its staffing models by launching Stafftrack, a proprietary workforce management tool, for its client and worker teams.

Baro was recognized for his industry leadership and expertise by Supply and Demand Chain Executive, who named him to their Pros to Know list in 2021. Under his leadership, SIMOS has won awards from the Brandon Hall Group, ClearlyRated Best of Staffing, the Reverse Logistics Association and was named a Top Workplace by Energage in 2021 and 2022.

Baro holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was a member of the 1990 National Championship Football Team. He earned a Green Belt Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma and a Black Belt from Villanova University and trained in TQM, MRP and ISO 9002. He lives in the greater Atlanta area with his wife Jenifer. Harold and Jenifer have 4 children; Delaney, Brooks, Harrison and Braden. Harold graduated from McIntosh High School in 1989.

Lisa Fine

Lisa Fine

Foundation President, Past MHS Principal

A second-career educator, Lisa Wms Fine’s passion for education began in 1993 as a middle school teacher of mathematics and history for eleven years, where she was recognized as the 2002 Fayette County Teacher of the Year. Published work as a classroom educator includes a Phi Delta Kappa fastback Understanding Students with Asperger’s Syndrome, a Michigan Middle School Journal article “Standards for Teacher Excellence,” and an “Ask a Teacher” column in Atlanta Parent magazine.

Transitioning to high school administration, Lisa served as an assistant principal and principal of McIntosh High School for fourteen years and was recognized as the 2008 GASSP Assistant Principal of the Year. During her tenure as the McIntosh High School principal the school attained a CCRPI ranking as the 4th best high school in Georgia. Adjunct work as a professor for her alma mater Mercer University and as a Griffin RESA instructor; and service as president of the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals, and board member of the Georgia High School Association Board of Directors and GAEL Board of Directors, where she was recognized as “Outstanding Educator”, complemented her work in public education. Retiring from a 25-year career in public education, Lisa is devoting her time to philanthropic endeavors, traveling, and spending time with family.

Married to a retired educator, Lisa is the proud parent of three Fayette County School System graduates and a grandparent to 4-year-old Kira. Serving as the MHS Chiefs Foundation inaugural president, Lisa looks forward to continuing her support of the McIntosh Chiefs.

Britte Aromashodu

Britte Aromashodu

MHS Hall of Fame 2019, Ole Miss athletic standout and Nike supervisor

Britte is a McIntosh High School graduate of the class of 2000. She is a 4 year letter winner in track, softball, basketball and 1 year letter winner in soccer. She also graduated with Academic Honors.

Britte is a University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) graduate class of 2004, with B.S. in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Spanish. She is a 4 year letter winner for softball, team captain & earned SEC All Academic Honor Roll awards. She also served on the Title IX Board for women’s athletics at the University of Mississippi.

Her current career is with Nike Inc from 2007 to present. She is currently the Showroom Supervisor of the Nike Showroom in Birmingham Alabama, servicing the Hibbett Inc/City Gear account. She is also very active in the community with local High Schools and sports clubs as well as the Central Alabama Food Bank.

Britte and her husband Devin, former Auburn University and NFL wide receiver standout are proud parents of 3 children Devyn, Kayin & Britten. They currently reside in Birmingham, AL. You can usually find Britte enjoying one of her hobbies of traveling, attending anything sports related or cheering on their children in all of their activities.

Fun Facts: The first African American softball player at Ole Miss. The first Inline Store Athlete at Nike Inc. to win Athlete of the Year for the company in 2011.

Diane Basham

Diane Basham

Retired MHS Teacher, Former Member of the Fayette County Board of Education

Diane Basham was a 33-year resident of Fayette County and involved in the Fayette County
School System for over 30 years. Teaching at McIntosh High School for 27 years, was a
rewarding experience for her in instilling the importance of Economics in student’s everyday
lives. Ms. Basham sponsored the Key Club for 26 years and was involved with several
academic, service and student focused extracurricular activities. In 2014, Diane ran for and was
elected to a 4-year term on Fayette County Board of Education bringing an important teacher’s
perspective to the Board.

Diane was born and raised in Illinois and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Illinois
State University. Later, after moving to Georgia, she earned a Master’s Degree in Education and
Education Specialist’s Degree from The University of West Georgia. Being close to her two
children and two grandchildren, called her to leave Fayette County and move to the Braselton
area where she is presently “living the life” in a 55+ community. Daily activities include
pickleball, bocce, playing cards, reading, traveling, and hanging out with other boomers. She is
also an active volunteer with the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation. Spring, Summer and
Fall afternoon and evenings will find her cheering her grandkids on at baseball and softball
games.

Ms. Basham is honored to serve as founding board member of the MHS Foundation and
supporting the school that was an integral part of her life for so many years. Go Chiefs!

Stephen Walker

Stephen Walker

There are many ways to describe the “spirit” of Stephen Walker. Anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing Stephen, quickly realizes Stephen is a person of integrity, honesty, personality, and consistently exhibits true professionalism. Stephen’s word is his bond; Stephen’s drive embodies and enhances his entire career; Stephen’s faithfulness is to God, family, colleagues, and all who have had Stephen as their Realtor, know and understand his faith is unending. Stephen is the consummate professional. He works honestly and ethically with all of those he encounters. He holds the Realtor Code of Ethics in the highest regard, and by living the Code of Ethics, Stephen earns the trust he has built through the years which is an essential element required to have a successful business as a Realtor.

Stephen has such a giving heart. He freely gives his time to listen to others, guides new Realtors and remains sensitive to the needs of those around him. Stephen has a remarkable talent of prioritizing his daily life to accommodate all who know him, never letting the person he’s with feel anything less than his only priority at that moment! He has a tremendous desire to work with other professionals to insure successful transactions. He avails himself to meet or discuss an issue with other Realtors, and to serve as an engaging and supportive role model for Realtors entering the industry. He truly leads by example!

There is a saying which speaks to “roots and wings”. Stephen’s roots were planted, nurtured and remain firmly entrenched in the Fayette County Board of Realtors (FCBR). However, his wings are taking him to levels yet to be determined in this industry. Even as he progresses through the Leadership of the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR), Stephen has consistently availed himself to functions sponsored by boards/associations all over the state. Stephen consistently offers his time, his spirit and his resources to insure FCBR is supported in the most productive, positive and ethical manner. In fact, it was Stephen who coined the now famous, “Fabulous Fayette Board of Realtors” which is now affectionately used as a term of reference for FCBR throughout the state of Georgia. He firmly believes and proves daily that volunteerism and Board activity is the foundation upon which a Realtor builds his/her business.

Stephen’s volunteer spirit is evidenced yearly with his service in multiple capacities not only with the FCBR, but also the Women’s Council of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors (NAR) and more recently the Berkshire Corporate level with his appointment a s Director, NAR Top 50 Large Firm Directors as a Voting member by the President, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.

His other favorite community organizations include Bloom, Fayette County Public Schools, Frocks and Rocks, the Joseph Sam School, Southern Crescent Chorale, Southside Church, and Passion City Church.

Stephen is an exemplary individual both personally and professionally. His desire to serve and assist others with his knowledge, his experience, his talents, and most especially his faith, truly exemplifies the Realtor Spirit.

Scholarships Offered

Chick-fil-A Second Mile Scholarship

Chick-fil-A and the MHS Chiefs Foundation proudly announce an inaugural Chick-fil-A 2nd Mile Scholarship for seniors who are planning to pursue post-secondary education and who demonstrate a “going above and beyond” community spirit. Applications may be submitted through the website by March 31st. A teacher recommendation is required and must be submitted by the deadline. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the annual, spring Honors Night.

Applicants must have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0 and must have been a student at McIntosh High School for a minimum of two full years. 

MHS Chiefs Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship

The MHS Chiefs Foundation Board of Directors is also proud to announce an inaugural Board of Directors Scholarship for seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education and who have a consistent and sustained record which demonstrates a strong work ethic, sense of responsibility, supportiveness, kindness, selflessness and a positive attitude, among other things.  The application is at the link below and must be submitted by March 31st. A teacher recommendation is also required by March 31st and the form is linked in the application. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the Annual Honors Night.

Applicants must have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0 and must have been a student at McIntosh High School for a minimum of two full years. 

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MHS Chiefs Foundation
c/o McIntosh High School
201 Walt Banks Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

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