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.
Mrs. Hinrichs, a graduate of Courtland High School in Spotsylvania, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology at The College of William and Mary and her Masters in Education in Administration and Supervision at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently pursuing her Education Specialist degree with The University of the Cumberlands. She taught English at Courtland HS, Salem Church MS in Chesterfield, and at the Commonwealth Governors School before transitioning into Administration. Mrs. Hinrichs was an administrative intern at Chancellor HS, and has served as an assistant principal in King George and Spotsylvania before joining Fredericksburg City Public Schools in March 2020 as an assistant principal. During her teaching career, Mrs. Hinrichs was named “Teacher of the Year” at Courtland HS. She volunteers as sponsor of IAAM (Inspired African-American Males) and as scholarship coordinator for Teen Enrichment Network.