Orlando Riddick is acting chief of school leadership for Dallas Independent School District (ISD) in Texas, where he was previously a principal and a high school English teacher.

In 2020, Riddick returned to Dallas after serving as superintendent in two other Texas districts, Midland and Cedar Hill. His professional experience also includes roles as chief high school officer and assistant superintendent for college and career readiness for Houston ISD and as director of high school operations for Austin ISD.

Riddick holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas at El Paso, where he also completed a post-baccalaureate degree in English literature. He earned his master’s degree in educational administration from Texas Woman’s University and attended the UT Cooperative Superintendency Doctoral Program.