Darrell J. Fairburn has served as superintendent for the Washington Parish School
System since 2006. A 1975 graduate with a degree in physical education, he earned
a master's degree from Southeastern in 1977 in administration and supervision. A U.S
Air Force veteran, Fairburn taught at Spring Creek High School and Summer High School,
where he also coached basketball and track. He served as principal of Westside Middle
School and Summer High before being appointed supervisor of personnel for the Tangipahoa
Parish School System. Fairburn worked with Southeastern in helping to redesign its
master's program in administration and supervision.