Derrick E. Leasure

Derrick Leasure is the principal at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School.
Assistant Dean

Mr. Leasure came to R-MA in 2008 and quickly proved he had a strong work ethic, a knack for leadership, and a passion for academics. Prior to R-MA, Leasure served for ten years as a history and geography teacher and Dean of Academics at Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California. His education career, however, began at The University of Arizona College of Education where he served as an administrator for an inner-city outreach program.

Ironically, Mr. Leasure never intended to go after a career in education administration. His heart was for teaching. However, when circumstances opened a door to administration for him, he gave it a try--and found that he enjoyed it.

“I get to deal with so many groups on a day-to-day basis,” he explained. “Groups of students, parents, teachers, other administrators--I get energized by being on my toes with so many different groups."

Mr. Leasure earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from The Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree in History from The University of Arizona.  His professional affiliations are with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Association for the Social Studies, and he serves on the Education Committee of the Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Front Royal Rotary Club and serves as a precinct captain for Kids Voting of Warren County.

Mr. Leasure is married to Michelle Cantlebary, and they have two children, Grant and Elena.

  • M.A., The University of Arizona
  • B.A., The Ohio State University
  • Courses: Principles of Economics
  • R-MA Mentor
  • Head Coach, Golf