Mr. Derbyshire joined St. John Neumann Catholic School as Principal in July 2009. Before joining SJNCS, he was on the staff at St. Jude Catholic School in Chattanooga, TN for 14 years. While at St. Jude, he served as administrator of middle school discipline, athletic director, taught 5th and 6th grade, and taught 7th and 8th-grade science.
He completed a diocesan leadership program and also has state approval to perform teacher evaluations. He received his B. S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, from Indiana University in 1982. He worked as an assistant controller and controller in Indiana, Ohio, and Chattanooga before receiving his teacher certification from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1995. He earned a M. S. Ed. in Educational Leadership in 2004 from Trevecca Nazarene University. Mr. Derbyshire and his wife, Marilyn, are parishioners of St. John Neumann, where Marilyn serves as the K-12 Faith Formation Coordinator and Family & Parish Life Coordinator. They have three children and six grandchildren.