The Charlottesville-based Virginia Association of School Superintendents named Bishop this year’s winner at its conference Tuesday evening.
Bishop was named the Region VI Superintendent of the Year in February, making it the third year in a row a Roanoke Valley superintendent has earned the distinction. She was chosen Tuesday as state’s top superintendent from a field of seven other regional winners.
Bishop, who has been at the helm of Roanoke schools since 2007, has been credited with improving the school system’s graduation rate and bolstering student achievement.
In a statement Bishop called the honor humbling.
“Any success that I have had is the direct result of the wonderful people I work with,” she said in the statement.
Bishop will now represent the state in the National Superintendent of the Year competition in February 2014.
Roanoke County Schools Superintendent Lorraine Lange was a finalist in the national competition in 2012. Lange was also named regional superintendent of the year and later Virginia in 2011.