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Dr. Shawn Abel, 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 27th year in education and his 21st year at Midlothian. Before becoming a principal, Dr. Abel taught math.

  • 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

  • Develops, implements, and analyzes SIIP and AOP

  • Supervises staff, student, and community recognition

  • Supervise the School Counseling department and front office clerical staff

  • Co-coordinate school-based professional development

  • Supervise facilities

  • AP Coordinator

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Dr. Stefanie Mooney, Associate Principal

Dr. Mooney grew up outside of Buffalo, NY. She received her BSED and MSED from SUNY Geneseo prior to completing her EDD in Educational Leadership at the University of Rochester. Dr. Mooney taught Math and Special Education in upstate New York prior to beginning her administrative career in Virginia.  At Osborn Park High School in Prince William County, she served as Assistant Principal for five years before moving to Chesterfield County and joining CCPS. As a member of the CCPS team, she has served as an Associate Principal at Matoaca and Midlothian High Schools. She has been with Midlothian High School since 2019.

  • Supervise Science, Fine Arts, and Math

  • Handle discipline for students L-Q

  • Master Scheduler

  • Online Learning Coordinator

  • ECA Coordinator

  • Coordinate SmartFindExpress

  • Supervise International Baccalaureate Program

  • Supervise Clinic

  • Supervise facilities

  • Coordinate Instructional Coaches

  • Title IX

  • Develop faculty handbook and coordinate duty roster

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Dr. Denise Bowes, 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.

  • Supervise Special Education, English, and Health & Physical Education (including Driver’s Ed)

  • 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)

  • Supervise Success Program

  • RISE Coordinator

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Steve Lagow, 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. He has been with Midlothian High School since 2019.

  • Supervises Social Studies, World Languages, and CTE departments and library

  • Handles discipline for students A–D

  • Chairs exam exemption appeals committee

  • Supervises testing administration

  • Co-coordinates school-based professional development

  • Supervises employee, student, and community recognition

  • Coordinator of School-based Professional Development & Technology

  • Supervise MiNTS program

  • Lockers

  • Homebound coordinator

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Leslie Jones, Dean of Students

Ms. Jones earned her B.A. in Government and International Politics and her M.A. in English from George Mason University. She is pursuing an M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision at the University of Virginia. Ms. Jones has been an educator for ten years and taught English and Dual Enrollment Composition and Literature before becoming an administrator.

  • Co-Supervise English and Instructional support

  • Handle discipline for students R-Z

  • Supervise school security and safety

  • Coordinate transportation and parking

  • Maintain timesheets for support staff

  • Coordinate textbooks

  • Coordinate recertification

  • Supervise attendance

  • Student Support Team (SST)

  • RISE Co-Coordinator

  • Focus & Recovery Room/ ISD Coordinator

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Patrick Steele, Director of Student Activities

Mr. Steele earned his BA in Geography from Emory and Henry College and his Teaching Certifications
through ODU. This is his 11th year in education and his 9th year at Midlothian. Before becoming an
administrator, Mr. Steele taught social studies and coached football. He also served as the Outside
Facilities Coordinator and Assistant AD.

  • 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

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Loretta Speller, 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

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Stuart Jones, IB Diploma Programme Coordinator

Mr. Jones earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington, and his M.S. in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University. This is his twenty-second year in education, and first at Midlothian High School. In addition to coordinating the IB program, Mr. Jones also teaches IB Psychology.

  • 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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Kaitlyn Stoneburner, Coordinator of Special Education and Transition Planning

Ms. Stoneburner earned her B.S. in Human Development from Virginia Tech and her M.A.T. in Special Education as well as her M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. This is her 7th year in education and her second at Midlothian.

  • Coordinates Special Education Department

  • Oversees implementation of IEP’s and 504’s

  • 504 Coordinator

  • Monitors Collegeboard Accommodations

  • LEA for IEP and 504 Meetings

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Christina Phillips, Career Center Coordinator/Testing Coordinator

Mrs. Phillips earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Virginia Tech. She previously worked as an Internal Auditor while living in Atlanta, GA, and this is her second year with CCPS.

  • Develops testing schedule

  • Oversees standardized testing

  • Facilitates college and career center