Dr. Brett McDaniel is a native of Tattnall County. He was born in Savannah and raised in rural Tattnall County near Collins, GA. He attended Reidsville High School and graduated with honors. He played and lettered in three sports with baseball being his passion.
Dr. McDaniel attended Georgia Southern University (GSU) upon graduating high school. While at GSU, he was a four year lettermen in baseball and earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Technology Education. He was also recognized as part of the GSU Eagle all-academic team. After graduating, he moved back home to begin his teaching career in Technology. He served as the TSA advisor and coached two sports at Tattnall County High School. He taught for five years before returning to school to earn a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Troy State University.
After receiving his Master’s degree, Dr. McDaniel continued to teach and coach for six more years under the CTAE banner. During this tenure, he desired to secure a higher degree and returned to school. As a result, he completed a specialist and doctorate degree administration from 2005 – 2007. In 2008, he accepted a position at Tattnall County High School as assistant principal and athletic director. He worked in this capacity for six years serving in many roles within the school. In 2014, Dr. McDaniel decided to make a career move and relocated to Wayne County to become assistant principal and CTAE director. Dr. McDaniel has continued in his career and is currently principal at Wayne County High School
In 2006, Dr. McDaniel was blessed with a daughter, Emma Kate. Emma is 11 years old and currently in the sixth grade.