Dr. Bishop receives Cabell Brand Award
Posted on 10/18/2017
School Board Chairman Annette Lewis, Superintendent Bishop, and Vice-Chairman Mark CatheyDuring a luncheon hosted by Total Action for Progress (TAP), Superintendent Rita Bishop received the Cabell Brand Hope Award.  Cabell Brand was the founder of TAP.  He was an advocate for a variety of issues, such as poverty, literacy, and the environment.  

Dr. Bishop was honored because she embodies the spirit of TAP's founder, believing all children can succeed, regardless of circumstances.  Under her leadership, Roanoke City Public Schools opened Forest Park Academy to ensure all students have the opportunity to graduate high school.  The on-time graduation rate has increased to 90%.  Ten years ago, it was 59%.

Dr. Bishop speaking from the podium at the TAP luncheonDr. Bishop posing with her husband Lew, holding the awardPicture of the Cabell Brand Hope AwardMae Huff, Melva Belcher, Doris Ennis, Dr. Bishop and Archie Freeman
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