Rita Bishop named Virginia Superintendent of the Year - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Rita Bishop named Virginia Superintendent of the Year

Posted: Updated:
ROANOKE -

Roanoke City Public Schools Superintendent Rita Bishop has been selected as this year's Virginia Superintendent of the Year. 

Dr. Bishop was named at the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) conference at the Hotel Roanoke Tuesday night.  The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the leaders of five Virginia educational organizations selected her from among eight regional Superintendents of the Year.   Earlier this year, Dr. Bishop was selected as Region 6 Superintendent of the Year.

"It was a great honor to be chosen to represent Region 6.  I have profound respect for the area Superintendents who chose me.  It was very humbling to be selected as State Superintendent of the Year.  Any success that I have had is the direct result of the wonderful people I work with," said Dr. Bishop.

Dr. Bishop said being named Virginia Superintendent of the Year is not just her award. This award showcases the school board, the executive team and everyone who works in the interest of children every day.

"Aside from about falling through the floor when they announced my name, I was just really honored and humbled and I felt such a responsibility to the profession" said Dr. Bishop.

She says the best part of this is that she gets to give away a $1,000 scholarship as part of the prize. She's still working on the award criteria.

"We are so very proud of Dr. Bishop.  I must admit that we are not at all surprised by her recognition, but it is long overdue and wholly appropriate," said School Board Chairman David Carson.

Dr. Bishop will now represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Superintendent of the Year competition in February 2014.

  • USDA grant gives local schools healthy snacks

    USDA grant gives local schools healthy snacks

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-09-17 11:26:58 GMT
    A handful of school districts across Southwest Virginia are using federal grant money to get healthy snacks into the hands of elementary students.
    A handful of school districts across Southwest Virginia are using federal grant money to get healthy snacks into the hands of elementary students.
  • Goodlatte expects quick action from Congress responding to ISIS

    Goodlatte expects quick action from Congress responding to ISIS

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-09-17 10:47:20 GMT
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte at Tuesday's announcement.Rep. Bob Goodlatte at Tuesday's announcement.
    As Congress continues to decide how to respond to ISIS, Representative Bob Goodlatte said it's important President Obama comes to Congress before acting.
    As Congress continues to decide how to respond to ISIS, Representative Bob Goodlatte said it's important President Obama comes to Congress before acting.
  • What's News Today, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    What's News Today

    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.