Department of Defense Education Activity

Ms. Tracey Fairfax - Crossroads ES Principal

Mrs. Fairfax began her career with DoDEA as a 2nd grade teacher at West Point Elementary School, West Point, New York in 2006. Upon leaving West Point, Mrs. Fairfax accepted a position teaching 3rd grade at Patrick Kessler Elementary School, Fort Stewart, Georgia. During her tenure at our Ft. Stewart schools, Mrs. Fairfax was honored with the title of SC/ Fort Stewart/Cuba District Teacher of the Year 2012 and was selected to be a participant in the DoDEA Leadership Academy. Mrs. Fairfax returned to the NY/ VA Community in 2012 where she taught 4th and 5th grade at Burrows Elementary School. In 2014, she was selected as the Assistant Principal for Crossroads Elementary School and played an integral role in integrating 3 closing schools into a new 21st Century school. In 2016, Mrs. Fairfax accepted the position of Lead Administrator for Dahlgren School on Dahlgren Naval Support Facility. During her time at Dahlgren she collaborated with DoDEA leadership and her staff to transition the historic building into a collaborative 21st Century Teaching and Learning environment for students in grades PK- 8th grade. At each DoDEA school, Mrs. Fairfax has sought out and successfully held various leadership roles to support the development and academic achievement of military connected students. In July 2019, Mrs. Fairfax was selected to lead Crossroads Elementary School as the Principal. Her knowledge, expertise, and creative thinking will support the continued growth and development of the staff and students at Crossroads.

Prior to her career with DoDEA, Mrs. Fairfax spent six years as an active duty soldier in the U.S. Army. Mrs. Fairfax believes in being a life-long learner and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fayetteville State University in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina, and an EdS in Educational Leadership from Capella University. It is her desire to use the knowledge gained through education and experience to assist our military children, families, and colleagues in their pursuit of academic success.

Mrs. Fairfax is married to Lieutenant Colonel Duane A. Fairfax, USA, Retired. They have two children, Lauren Fairfax, a cadet at the United States Military Academy, and Duane Fairfax, Jr., a student at Lynchburg College.

Ms. Tracey Fairfax

Crossroads ES Principal

Phone: 571-660-9565
3315 Purvis Road
Quantico , VA 22134-1702

Ms. Tiffanie Ploeger - Crossroads ES Assistant Principal

I am delighted to join the Crossroads Elementary School team and would like to provide a little insight into my background. I have a BA in Spanish from University of Wisconsin and a Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT) from National-Louis University. I joined DoDEA in March of 2021 from Wisconsin.

Prior to joining DoDEA, I served multilingual learners as a Developmental Bilingual Education (DBE) teacher, a district instructional coach for ESL and Bilingual Education at eleven schools in Madison, WI, and as a building administrator at the elementary level for five years.

Outside of school, you will find me in nature, reading, traveling, and practicing cosmetology (30 years!) in addition to baking and trying my hand at international dishes. I also love to swim and to kayak. 

In my two decades in education, I have always been a proponent of equity in education – access to authentic resources, educational opportunities, and excellence in education! Collaboration, reflection, innovation, and celebration have been the keys to success in working with students and colleagues. I look forward to all opportunities to serve our military-connected students and staff as the assistant principal at Crossroads Elementary School.

Crossroads ES Assistant Principal

Phone: 571-660-9565
3315 Purvis Rd
Quantico , VA 22134