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.

Jay Snyder, Assistant Principal

Mr. James "Jay" Snyder earned his Bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and his Juris Doctorate from The University of Akron School of Law. Mr. Snyder is from Albemarle County in Virginia where he attended Albemarle High School growing up. In 2001, Mr. Snyder began his teaching career with Fredericksburg City Public Schools as a social studies teacher and coach at James Monroe High School. He later served as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Coordinator for JMHS. After seventeen years in the classroom, Mr. Snyder became Assistant Principal in 2018. 
Mr. Snyder met his wife, Rosalia Snyder,  in Fredericksburg and together they are raising two children that also attend Fredericksburg City Schools.