Administration

Administration

Administration

Joseph Bond
Bond, Joseph
Principal
Riverdale Elementary Staff
Welcome to Riverdale Elementary School. Riverdale School has over 1,200 students and is the only K-8 school in GMSD. We are committed to creating a positive environment for learning where individual differences are recognized and individual student needs are met. We work hard to encourage academic excellence for our students. Last year's state report card once again resulted in straight A's for our teachers and students. We also offer a wide variety of student activities which enrich our school and community. We hope you will feel comfortable communicating with us if you have questions or concerns. We accept the fact that our school is only as strong as the link between the school and the home. We hope you will assist us in keeping this link strong!
Michelle Bardos
Bardos, Michelle
Assistant Principal
Riverdale Elementary Staff
Mrs. Bardos graduated in 1987 from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and English. She then earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in 1990 from the University of Memphis. She has +45 hours over her masters focused on school administration and reading. She was a participant in the 2009-2010 Leadership Fellows Program at the University of Memphis.

Mrs. Bardos has taught 3rd, 6th and 7th grades and gifted students K-8. This is her 24th year in education with 13 of those being an administrator. This is her fourth year at Riverdale, and she is so happy to be here.
Christopher Manguso
Manguso, Christopher
Assistant Principal
Riverdale Elementary Staff
Mr. Manguso graduated in 1999 from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. He was a special education teacher at Germantown Middle School from 2000 – 2009. While teaching at Germantown Middle School, he earned his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. In 2009, Mr. Manguso joined Shelby County Schools’ Department of Exceptional Children as an Instructional Specialist. Mr. Manguso joined the amazing staff here at Riverdale at the beginning of the 2012 school year. In 2014, he completed the Leadership Fellows Program at the University of Memphis. Mr. Manguso has three children, all of whom attend Riverdale. He is married to his amazing wife, Amy, who supports all of his PTO fundraising antics.
Pamela White
White, Pamela
Assistant Principal
Riverdale Elementary Staff
Riverdale is a school of distinction. Students, teachers, staff, and the administration seek and expect excellence. Our commitment to this community is to ensure that our students are engaged, challenged, and all of their academic needs are met. I am proud to be a part of the Riverdale family. 
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