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Mr. Shawn Abel
Mr. Shawn Abel
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Principal

Mr. Abel earned his B.S. from Buffalo State University and his M.Ed. from Virginia Commonwealth University. This is his 23rd year in education and his 17th year at Midlothian. Before becoming a principal, Mr. Abel taught math.
- Operates total school program
- Plans and administers school budget
- Serves as PTSO liaison
- Coordinates athletics and activities with DSA
- Co-coordinates development and implementation of master schedule
- Develops faculty handbook and coordinates duty roster
- Co-coordinates school-based professional development
- Develops, implements, and analyzes SIIP and AOP
- Supervises staff, student, and community recognition
- Serves as Title IX coordinator and compliance officer
- Supervises School Counseling department and front office staff
Mrs. Elizabeth Baber
Mrs. Elizabeth Baber
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Associate Principal

Mrs. Baber earned her B.S. in Biology and her M.T. from Virginia Commonwealth University. This is her ninth year in education, and she has been at Midlothian all nine years. Before becoming a principal, Mrs. Baber taught science.
- Supervises Science, Fine Arts, and Math departments, IB program, facilities, and clinic
- Handles discipline for students L–Q
- Co-coordinates development and implementation of master schedule
- Coordinates Online Learning
- Coordinates Instructional Coaches
- Coordinates Early College Academy
- Coordinates Advanced Placement program
- Coordinates SmartFindExpress
Ms. Denise Bowes
Ms. Denise Bowes
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Assistant Principal

Ms. Bowes earned her B.S. from Radford University and also holds a Master's in Educational Leadership, Administration & Supervision. This is her 17th year in education and her six year at Midlothian. Before becoming a principal, Ms. Bowes taught science and social studies as a collaborative special education teacher.
- Supervises Exceptional Education, English, and Health & PE departments, Success program, and support staff
- Handles discipline for students E–K
- Manages gradebooks
- Coordinates PBIS & ISD
- Supervises new student orientation
- Coordinates Midlo Morning
- Coordinates awards assemblies
- Serves as backup master scheduler
- Heads Student Support Team (SST)
Mr. Rob Gifford
Mr. Robert Gifford
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Assistant Principal

Mr. Gifford earned his B.A. in Government from the University of Texas, his B.Ed. from the University of Michigan, his M.T. from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his Master's endorsement in Administration from Virginia State University. This is his 14th year in education and his fifth year at Midlothian. Before becoming a principal, Mr. Gifford taught social studies. Having traveled widely in the United States and teaching English in East Asia, he has a keen interest in culture, diversity, and education.
- Supervises Social Studies, World Languages, and CTE departments and library
- Handles discipline for students A–D
- Chairs exam exemption appeals committee
- Supervises student attendance
- Coordinates school technology
- Supervises testing administration
- Co-coordinates school-based professional development
- Supervises staff, student, and community recognition
- Coordinates MiNTS program
Mrs. Christina Frias
Mrs. Christina Frias
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Dean of Students

A graduate of Manchester High School, Mrs. Frias earned her B.A. in Spanish and her B.I.S. in Elementary Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, her M.A.T. in Elementary Education from Liberty University, and her Ed.S. in Administration & Supervision from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. This is her sixth year in education and her first at Midlothian. Before becoming an administrator, Mrs. Frias taught Spanish and third grade. She is a fluent Spanish-speaker and enjoys traveling with her family.
- Supports instruction
- Handles discipline for students R–Z
- Supervise school security and safety
- Coordinates transportation and parking
- Coordinates PSAT/SAT testing
- Maintains timesheets for support staff
- Coordinates textbooks
- Coordinates recertification
Ms. Shea Collins
Ms. Shea Collins
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Director of Student Activities

Ms. Collins earned her B.S. in Biology/Pre-Med, her M.S. in Biology, and her M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision from Virginia State University, and she also holds an R.A.A. certification. This is her 21st year in education and her sixth at Midlothian. Before becoming an administrator, Ms. Collins taught biology and coached basketball. 
- Supervises and develops instructional, athletic, and activity calendars
- Coordinates clubs, activities, and activity buses
- Coordinates field trips
- Approves and coordinates facility use
- Serves as media liaison
MHs. Loretta Speller
Ms. Loretta Speller
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School Counseling Coordinator

Ms. Speller earned her B.A. in English and her M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Virginia State University. This is her 10th year in education and her second at Midlothian.

Mr. Mark Spewak
Mr. Mark Spewak
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IB Diploma Programme Coordinator

Mr. Spewak earned his B.A. in English and his M.T. in Secondary English from Virginia Commonwealth University. This is his 14th year in education, and he has been at Midlothian all 14 years. In addition to coordinating the IB Program, Mr. Spewak also teaches English.
- Responds to parental, student, and teacher concerns about curricula
- Conducts annual recruiting
- Designs and coordinates the IB Diploma Ceremony and reception
- Coordinates IB Parents' Council meetings and activities
- Coordinates fund raising activities
- Coordinates IB newsletter
- Administers IB exams
- Supervises CAS program
- Coordinates evaluation of application components
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Ms. Beatrice Hoffman
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Coordinator of Special Education

Ms. Hoffman earned her B.A. from Barnard College and her Ed.M. from Harvard University. This is her 19th year in education and her first at Midlothian.
Mrs. Maureen Martin
Mrs. Maureen Martin
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Career Center Coordinator / Testing Coordinator

Mrs. Martin earned her B.S. in Politics and Philosophy from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and her M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from East Carolina University. This is her seventh year in education, and she has been at Midlothian all seven years. Her passions include her family, travel, swimming, reading, and most forms of music.
- Develops testing schedule
- Oversees standardized testing
- Facilitates college and career center


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Mr. Shawn Abel Principal shawn_abel 
Mrs. Elizabeth Baber Associate Principal elizabeth_baber 
Ms. Denise Bowes Assistant Principal denise_bowes 
Ms. Shea Collins Director of Student Activities shea_collins 
Ms. Christina Frias Dean of Students christina_frias 
Mr. Rob Gifford Assistant Principal robert_gifford 
Ms. Beatrice Hoffman Coordinator of Special Education beatrice_hoffman 
Mrs. Maureen Martin Testing Coordinator maureen_martin 
Ms. Loretta Speller School Counseling Coordinator loretta_speller 
Mr. Mark Spewak IB Diploma Programme Coordinator mark_spewak 
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