Meet Dr. Ramona Bishop
Dr. Bishop graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Richmond and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California,Berkeley. She earned her teaching credential from the University of San Francisco and her Master's Degree and administrative credential from California State University, Hayward. She was awarded a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Pacific.
Dr. Bishop served as Associate Superintendent for Educational Services in the Twin Rivers Unified School District which was formed in 2008 through the consolidation of four school districts. Her professional career also includes teaching, serving as principal of three elementary schools, and holding several district office positions in Emery School District, Sacramento Unified School District, and Del Paso Heights Elementary School District. She was Superintendent of the Del Paso Heights School District prior to its consolidation with three other districts into the Twin Rivers Unified School District.
Colleagues and community members have recognized her for her excellence in education. Dr. Bishop has received the following awards:
- 2010 National Alliance of Black School Educators - Ida B. Wells Risk-Taker Award
- 2008 Region 3 Superintendent of the Year, Association of California School Administrators
- 2007 Distinguished Educator, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
- 2000 Governor's Performance Award, California Department of Education Teacher Education Student of the Year, University of San Francisco
Dr. Bishop was chosen as Superintendent in February 2011 after a nationwide search which resulted in more than three dozen applicants. Her first official day in the District was April 1, 2011. Before then, she spent several days in the District visiting District schools, attending community and Governing Board meetings and meeting with Board members, staff members, and parent and community leaders. She plans to continue these meetings in the future as a way to learn more about the District and the Community and gain the perspectives of students, staff, parents and community members. Dr. Bishop's priority is to ensure that all students in the Vallejo City Unified School District achieve at high levels and are prepared for success in college and career.