Orlando Riddick is the former superintendent of Midland Independent School District (ISD) in Texas.  He most recently served as acting chief of school leadership for Dallas ISD, where he was previously a principal and a high school English teacher. Riddick’s professional experience also includes roles as superintendent of Cedar Hill ISD, chief high school officer and assistant superintendent for college and career readiness for Houston ISD, and director of high school operations for Austin ISD.

He 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. Riddick earned his master’s degree in educational administration from Texas Woman’s University and attended the UT Cooperative Superintendency Doctoral Program.