Orlando Riddick served as superintendent of Midland Independent School District (ISD) in West Texas. Prior to joining Midland ISD, he was superintendent of Texas’s Cedar Hill ISD and oversaw all high schools for Austin ISD and Houston ISD. Riddick’s career in education also includes teaching and serving as an administrator and principal in Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. In addition, he spent eight years in marketing and public relations.

Riddick graduated with a bachelor’s in advertising and public relations from The University of Texas at El Paso. After serving in the Army Reserves, he completed a post-baccalaureate degree in English literature. Riddick earned his master’s in educational administration from Texas Woman’s University. In 2007, he began the cooperative superintendency doctoral program at The University of Texas.