It is with great honor and excitement that I am able to introduce myself as the next principal of Fairfield Elementary School.

I grew up in Rockingham County where I attended Port Republic Elementary, a quaint town elementary school, Montevideo Middle School and Spotswood High School.  I graduated from James Madison University in 1993 with a degree in psychology and a concentration in Early Childhood Education.  I became a “Double Duke” in 2000 with a Master of Education with a concentration in reading; in 2017 I completed my school administration endorsement.  For my first 12 years of teaching, I was an educator in the elementary setting as a third and fourth grade teacher and a Title I teacher.  At night for some college semesters, I taught courses at JMU.  I ventured into the middle school as a reading specialist, and then as a literacy coach for many years.  In January of 2014, I joined JMU full-time as the Learning Strategies Coordinator and a Disability Practitioner.  Fortunately last year, Rockbridge County hired me as the assistant principal at Central Elem.  Through all these professional endeavors, my husband Steve and two children Canon (18 yrs. old) and Reese (12 yrs. old) have supported my goals.  My family means the world to me.  The Secord Crew are sports fans/athletes, beach bums, rescue pet owners, and Big Bang Theory watchers. 

I look forward to getting to know everyone. 

With Wildcat Pride,

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Diane I. Secord

Phone:  540-348-5202
Fax:  540-463-7823