Principal Joanne Uyeda was named Arlington Public Schools PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR in 2006 and was granted The Washington Post's Distinguished Educational Leadership Award for Arlington. In an Arlington Public Schools press release, Superintendent Dr. Robert Smith notes, After her experience at Glebe Elementary School, where she succeeded in transforming the atmosphere of the school and its community, Joanne requested the challenging assignment of leading Abingdon Elementary School through the development of our new school focus. This was an exciting chance for Joanne and the Abingdon Staff to create a new vision for the instruction at Abingdon. Joanne developed Project GIFT (Guiding Instruction through Fine Arts and Technology) through her inspiring leadership and a clear focus on instructional improvement that galvanized their faculties and parent bodies. We are extremely proud of Joanne!
Gail Seligson - Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal Gail Seligson has been an educator for 30+ years. She has been a teacher in Grades 2 - 8, worked as a Gifted Services Teacher, a Special Education Teacher and as a Lead Language Arts Teacher. Mrs. Seligson has a Reading Specialist certification. She has worked in Arlington Public Schools since 2000 and especially enjoys working at Abingdon Elementary School.
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