Principal's Bio

Dr. Juvenal E. Abrego-Meneses

Phone: 804.780.5082


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Education, National University of Panama Master of Arts in TESOL, Converse College Master of Arts in English Education & Writing, Longwood University Master of Arts in Hispanic Literature, Virginia Tech Education Specialist Degree in School Leadership, Virginia Tech Doctor of Education in School leadership, College of William & Mary

Dr. Juvenal E. Abrego-Meneses

Dear Cardinal Elementary Community, 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am delighted to begin a new exciting and fun school year as together we soar to achieve excellence in education.  Our community has long-awaited the promise of a brighter future to be fulfilled. The time has come. Our students will receive caring and optimal education in a  brand new state of the art facility. Vibrant, experienced and loving teachers will welcome them in their classrooms to provide them with love and effective academic structures. Through rigorous and innovative instructional practices, our teachers will inspire students to learn .  Cardinal Elementary School is open, and it is prepared to become Richmond City Public Schools’ premier center of academic excellence. 

In an era of uncertainty and unprecedented times, we pledge to be a united family, working in tandem to safeguard the emotional and intellectual well-being of all our students. With care, enthusiasm and commitment, we will work hard to enhance the craft of teaching to empower every student through the power of learning. We encourage our community to maintain a positive home-school relationship based on the mutual goal of providing the best learning experience possible for all of our students. Cardinal Elementary embraces with pride the value of global education, diversity and bilingualism; and we are proud to be, The Disney of the Southside.”

With love and gratitude,

Dr. Juvenal E. Abrego-Meneses