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Cville-Based Group Names VA's Top School Superintendent

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Rita Bishop, photo courtesy of Roanoke City Public Schools official website Rita Bishop, photo courtesy of Roanoke City Public Schools official website

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The superintendent for Roanoke City Public Schools has been named Virginia's Superintendent of the Year.

The Charlottesville-based Virginia Association of School Superintendents named Rita Bishop this year's winner at its conference this week out of a field of 7 other regional winners.

Bishop has been at the helm of Roanoke schools since 2007. She's been credited with improving the school system's graduation rate and bolstering student achievement.

In a statement Bishop called the honor humbling and said that her successes are the direct result those she works with.

The Roanoke Times reports that Bishop will represent the state in the National Superintendent of the Year competition in February 2014.

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