School Administration

The first priority of every administrator, teacher, and staff member at CMS is to facilitate the success and growth of every student who enters our hallways. All members of our team proudly play their part in the education of our future leaders and innovators. Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.

Meet Our Team

Mr. Beckett has served as a middle school educator for over 20 years. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education from Marshall University. He later earned his post-master’s certificate in administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Beckett lives in Hanover County with his wife, Missy, and his daughter, Audrey.

Jon Patterson
Mr. Jon Patterson
Assistant Principal

Mr. Patterson is in his 20th year of education. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Longwood College and a master’s in administration and supervision from VCU. Before joining the CMS team, Mr. Patterson served as assistant principal at Patrick Henry High School and an additional nine years in administration is Spotsylvania County. He currently resides in Hanover County with his wife and two children.

Carmen Waterford
Dr. Carmen Waterford
Assistant Principal

Dr. Waterford is in her 19th year of education. She graduated from both the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech and refers to herself as a "Hookie". Before joining the team at CMS, she spent 11 years as a Spanish teacher and has been a middle school administrator for the last eight years. She has a Jackapoo named Roman who has a lot of energy and keeps her very active!

Allyson Bruhn
Ms. Allyson Bruhn
Senior Teacher

Ms. Bruhn earned her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and later her master’s in curriculum and instruction with a certificate in admin and supervision from the University of Richmond. Prior to coming to Chickahominy, she has spent her career at the high school level in both Henrico and Hanover teaching social studies. Outside of school Ms. Bruhn enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and going to concerts.

Dianna Dickerson
Mrs. Dianna Dickerson
Senior Teacher

Mrs. Dickerson received her bachelor's and master's degrees in special education from James Madison University. She later earned a post-master's certificate in administration and supervision from Longwood University. Prior to joining the leadership team, she served as a special education teacher and mathematics teacher. Outside of school, Mrs. Dickerson loves the beach and spending time with her husband and three fur babies.

Tiffany Vietinghoff
Mrs. Tiffany Vietinghoff
Senior Teacher

Mrs. Vietinghoff earned her bachelor's degree in liberal arts: elementary education with a concentration in mathematics and an algebra endorsement through the University of Virginia's College at Wise. She earned her master's degree in educational leadership/administration from Radford University. Mrs. Vietinghoff has served as a middle school educator for six years. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Justin, and her friends. She also loves traveling, painting, and being outdoors. 

Sally Sanders Mrs. Sally Sanders
Senior Teacher, Special Education

Mrs. Sanders earned both her bachelor's degree and master's degree in education from James Madison University. Before coming to Chickahominy Middle School, Mrs. Sanders served as a classroom special education teacher in Hanover County for 12 years, teaching high school mathematics and functional academics. While not in the classroom, she enjoys time with her husband and two younger children. She enjoys being outside and is a huge sports fan. She also enjoys reading, photography, and visiting new places.

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