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Riverdale Administration


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Bond, Joseph
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!
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Manguso, Christopher
Assistant Principal
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.
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Ward, Shannon
Assistant Principal

I am proud to call Riverdale home.  My husband, Danny, and I have three children that attend Riverdale and Houston High School. After teaching third grade and fifth grade here, I am excited to begin my journey as assistant principal.  I feel fortunate to serve in a leadership role with faculty, students, and families with whom I have developed relationships.  I am committed to helping our students achieve their fullest potiential.  My door is always open, please reach out anytime!


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White, Pamela
Assistant Principal
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.