Perry Central Community Schools Superintendent Recognized by Ivy Tech


Evansville, IN – Tara Bishop, superintendent of the Perry Central Community School Corporation, has been presented an Honorary Associate of Science degree in College and Community Service by Ivy Tech Community College Evansville, during its annual Commencement Ceremony on May 10.

Bishop has served in various roles in the corporation for 25 years. Working with the leadership team, Bishop has helped the school district develop partnerships to bring expanded services to Perry Central, including after school programming, staff/student daycare, school-based mental health services, social-emotional learning supports, Career and Technical Education pathways, Early College, and family engagement initiatives.

Bishop has been active in the school community through service as a member of the Campus Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College Evansville, Board Member of the Indiana Afterschool Network, Founding Member of the Perry County Mental Health Coalition, and District Chair of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. She also serves on committees of the county’s economic development organization, working to connect education, business, and industry to improve student outcomes and support local workforce development.