Abingdon is supported by our great administration and staff!

Joanne Uyeda – Principal

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, Former 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!”

Blandine Liguidi – Assistant Principal