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Dr. Shawn Abel
Dr. Shawn Abel
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Principal

Dr. Abel earned his B.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his M.Ed. in Leadership and his Ed.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. This is his 24th year in education and his 18th year at Midlothian. Before becoming a principal, Dr. Abel taught math.

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- Operates total school program
- Plans and administers school budget
- Serves as PTSO liaison
- Co-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
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Dr. Stefanie Mooney
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Associate Principal

Dr. Mooney earned her B.A. in Education and her M.A. in Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her Ed.D. from the University of Rochester. This is her 13th year in education and her first at Midlothian.
- 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 SmartFindExpress
Dr. Denise Bowes
Dr. Denise Bowes
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Assistant Principal

Dr. Bowes earned her B.S. in Communication & Sciences from Radford University, and her M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before becoming a principal, Dr. Bowes taught science and social studies as a collaborative special education teacher.
- Supervises Exceptional Education, English, and Health & PE departments and Success program
- Handles discipline for students E–K
- Manages gradebooks
- Coordinates PBIS
- Supervises new student orientation
- Coordinates Midlo Morning
- Coordinates awards assemblies
- Serves as backup master scheduler
- Leads Student Support Team (SST)
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Mr. Steve Lagow
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Assistant Principal

Mr. Lagow earned his B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University and his M.A. in Special Education and M.A. in Administration from the University of Phoenix. This is his 18th year in education and his first at Midlothian.
- Supervises Social Studies, World Languages, and CTE departments and library
- Handles discipline for students A–D
- Chairs exam exemption appeals committee
- Coordinates school technology
- Supervises testing administration
- Co-coordinates school-based professional development
- Supervises employee, student, and community recognition
- Coordinates MiNTS program
- Coordinates student lockers
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 seventh year in education and her second at Midlothian. Before becoming an administrator, Mrs. Frias taught Spanish and third grade.
- Co-supervises World Language department and instructional support
- Handles discipline for students R–Z
- Supervises school security and safety
- Coordinates transportation and parking
- Maintains timesheets for support staff
- Supervises student attendance
- Coordinates textbooks
- Coordinates recertification
- Coordinates grades 10–12 Homeroom
- Co-coordinates PBIS
- Coordinates Focus & Recovery Room / ISD
- Leads Student Support Team (SST)
- Leads Breaking Down Barriers advisory committee
Ms. Shea Collins
Ms. Shea Collins
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Director of Student Activities

Ms. Collins earned her B.S. in Biology, her M.S. in Biology, and her M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision from Virginia State University. This is her 21st year in education and her seventh 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
Ms. Loretta Speller
Ms. Loretta Speller
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School Counseling Coordinator

Ms. Speller earned her B.A. in English Education and her M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Virginia State University. This is her 17th year in education and her third at Midlothian.
- Coordinates School Counseling department
- Counselor for students in IB and ECA programs
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 15th year in education, and he has been at Midlothian all 15 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
Mrs. Kaitlyn Stoneburner
Mrs. Kaitlyn Stoneburner
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Coordinator of Special Education
 
Mrs. Maureen Martin
Mrs. Maureen Martin
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Career Center Coordinator / Testing Coordinator

Mrs. Martin earned her B.A. in Politics and Philosophy from St. Andrews College and her M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from East Carolina University. This is her eighth year in education, and she has been at Midlothian all eight years.
- Develops testing schedule
- Oversees standardized testing
- Facilitates college and career center


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