IB World School


Dr. Tim Duffy, Principal

Dr. Tim Duffy earned his Bachelor’s degree in history and mathematics from Mary Washington College. He earned his Master's degree and Ph.D. in American History at the University of Virginia. There, he was a Governor's Fellow and Teaching Assistant for several years. After earning his doctorate, Dr. Duffy began his teaching career. He taught part-time in the History Department at Mary Washington College for ten years and taught full-time at Fredericksburg Academy, where he also served as College Counselor and Head of the Upper School. In 2007, he left to work in Fredericksburg City Public Schools. He served as assistant principal at Walker-Grant Middle school prior to his current position as Principal at James Monroe High School. During his tenure in City schools, Dr. Duffy has assumed many leadership positions and has earned numerous awards for his teaching.

Dr. Duffy is very active in civic affairs. He has served on the Fredericksburg City Council since his election in 2014. He also serves on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Board of Social Services, Regional Group Home Commission, and the Town and Gown Committee in addition to memberships in other area associations. Dr. Duffy came to Fredericksburg in 1981 to attend Mary Washington College, where he met his wife, Karen Duffy. Together, they raised their two children in the City, both of whom graduated from James Monroe High School.

PJ Pcsolinski, Assistant Prinicpal

I have been an Assistant Principal at James Monroe High School since July 2021.  Prior to James Monroe, I was Assistant Principal at Lafayette, a PE teacher at Hugh Mercer ES and Hylton HS in Prince William County.  I was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia and I am the product of two educators.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech, where I also played two sports.  I am unbelievably loyal to the Hokies.  After teaching and coaching for the first ten years of my career, I earned a Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University.  In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, traveling, attending Virginia Tech sporting events, and coaching high school wrestling.

Despite the challenges of our upcoming school year, I am looking forward to supporting students and families in any way possible.  Feel free to contact me via email or phone to discuss any concerns you may have this year.

Chevonda Glass, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Chevonda Glass is excited to be a member of the Yellow Jacket family and is committed to the success of every student. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University,  two Master’s degrees from Strayer University and her Master’s degree in Education Administration from Liberty University, where she is currently pursuing her Education Specialist degree. Mrs. Glass is a career switcher who began her teacher career at Mountain View High School in Stafford, Virginia. At Mountain View she served as a Business and Marketing teacher, DECA advisor, and coach. She also held a variety of leadership positions to include co-chair of the school’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice committee. Mrs. Glass comes to James Monroe with an excitement and passion for providing students with every opportunity to succeed.  

Mrs. Glass met her husband Theodore Glass Jr. in high school and together they have three daughters, one of whom is a US Airman. She spent her formative years as a military child and as a part of a very closet knit family. As a result, she understands and values family and service to her community. She absolutely loves working with this community of teachers, students, and parents and is committed to making this the best year possible. 

Michelle Young, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Michelle Young is a life-long, passionate educator who grew up in Spotsylvania County. After graduating from Courtland High School, she earned a Bachelor's of English with an endorsement in Secondary Education from Mary Washington College, a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University, and a certification in K-12 Administration and Supervision from the University of Mary Washington. After twenty years in Prince William County Schools serving as a secondary English teacher and District-wide Instructional Coach, she chose to return to her home area, Fredericksburg, to serve the community where she spent her youth and started her educational career path.


Mrs. Young is married to network engineer, Jay Young; they have one daughter, Emileigh.  Mrs. Young is an enthusiastic sports fan who loves football and ice hockey, but she was born in Pittsburgh, so Steeler football and Penguins hockey are her lifetime favorite teams.  Mrs. Young chose to return to a school building because she missed building relationships with students and being a part of the high school experience--especially cheering on student athletes during sporting events and attending concerts and other student activities.  She is excited to be a Yellow Jacket and to serve Fredericksburg stakeholders.