Portrait of Principal

Arianne Hayes


As a former elementary and high school special education teacher, dean of students, associate principal, and elementary principal here in Chesterfield County know that I have the knowledge and skills to work collaboratively with our school community. Midlothian has a storied tradition of academic excellence, and supports our local and global for those in need and is also a National School to Watch. Midlothian Middle School is a community of innovative, engaged and resilient learners empowered by strong relationships. Comment start I can assure you that all of our students, staff and administration embody an Infinite Learner Mindset, and your family will feel safe and supported within our school community.

I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia but currently reside in Midlothian with my family.  I am currently completing my doctoral capstone work in Educational Administration and Supervision through Walden University. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, Gabby Rose 5, Adrian 3, and my supportive husband who also serves the local community within the fire department. We enjoy art projects, books, traveling to the beach and a movie night at home.  My personal hobbies include reading, working out, relaxing by ANY body of water and connecting with loved ones. 

As we set the stage for the 2022-2023 school year, it is imperative that we put in the work, remain engaged, remain supportive of one another and remain collaborative caregivers.  Together, we will enable our students to thrive beyond Midlothian Middle School and become critical-thinking global citizens. Every parent is encouraged to become a member of the Midlothian Team by joining the PTO, attending school events, and/or being a volunteer. Together, we can make a positive impact! If you need anything from me please feel free to contact me via email @arianne_hayes@ccpsnet.net or by phone at 804-378-2460.

Yours in Education

Arianne L. Hayes, M.Ed

Midlothian Middle School-Mustang life, it’s about the journey


Portrait of Colin Innes

Colin Innes

Associate Principal

Hello Mustangs! I am a proud graduate of Chesterfield County Public Schools – Go Knights! I began my teaching career as a Spanish Teacher here at Midlothian Middle School. I also taught in the Spanish Immersion Specialty Center at Manchester High School. Most recently, I was an assistant principal at Bailey Bridge Middle School. I am extremely excited to work with our students, parents, and the community so that we can build high character in our students through rigorous academic experiences. Go Mustangs!


Abigail Allen

Assistant Principal

With 18+ years in education, Ms. Allen left the great state of Michigan for Virginia where she earned her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from George Mason University. She continued her education in educational leadership and supervision at Virginia Commonwealth University. Instructing classrooms in all grades k – 8, she specializes in working with students with autism. Ms. Allen started her teaching career in Fairfax County as a non-categorical teacher for grades k-6. Moving to the Richmond area in 2006, she has held positions in Chesterfield County as a teacher for students with autism at Greenfield Elementary School, a coordinator of special education at Falling Creek Middle School, and as an assistant principal at Carver Middle School, Matoaca Middle School, and now Midlothian Middle School. In her off-school hours she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.


Portrait of Akeela Tyson

Akeela Tyson

Dean of Students

Ms. Tyson is an educator with eighteen years of experience. In the classroom, she taught sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth-grade students Social Studies throughout her career. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History and Political Science from Virginia Union University. Ms. Tyson also holds a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Richmond, an instructional technology certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed the administrative and supervision program at The George Washington University.


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