Meet Dr. Ramona Bishop
Dr. Ramona 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 where she was student of the year. She earned 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.
Prior to becoming Superintendent of Vallejo City Unified School District, Dr. Bishop served as Associate Superintendent for Educational Services in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. Her professional career also includes teaching, serving as principal, director, assistant superintendent and superintendent in several urban school districts.
In July 2015, Dr. Bishop was invited to be a speaker at the White House Rethink School Discipline convening. She spoke on the ongoing work the Vallejo staff is engaged in to create safe learning environments for all student using research-based restorative practices.
Dr. Bishop received many awards and serves on a number of boards and committees including but not limited to: 2016 President California Association of African American Superintendents & Administrators
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Dr. Bishop's Positive Weekly Message: 11/29/16
Vallejo City Unified School District Students, Staff and Community Members,
I am writing, today, to address concerns I have heard from stakeholders regarding the impact of the recent presidential election. Because of the tumultuous nature of this campaign, the issues we face now would, more than likely, have arisen no matter which candidate ultimately won. It is not my goal, here, to sway personal opinions about the election results, but to provide information and resources for our educators to have ethical conversations with our students regarding the outcome, and the path forward for our great country.
Jimmy Dean once said, "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." As we move forward, with the new administration, our students are coming to us for reassurance. They are seeing images of unrest all around them, and are coping with these issues in their own individual ways. Students whose status or background was called into question during the election may be experiencing heightened stress levels, and may need additional support. Our stated value is that, 'Every adult is responsible for the success of every student" and we must demonstrate this through our daily actions.
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