Ed.D. South Carolina State University
Major: Educational Administration
M.A. Southern New Hampshire University
Major: English & Creative Writing
M.Ed. University of West Georgia
Major: Middle Grades Education
B.A. Georgia State University
Major: English Literature
- Recognitions and Awards
2015: Inducted into Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
(Southern New Hampshire University Chapter)
2014: Selected to Serve as United States Department of Education, Office of
Postsecondary Education & Higher Education Programs Grants Peer Reviewer
2013: Award from Georgia State Superintendent John Barge for Georgia School
of Excellence and Exemplary Principal Leadership
2013: Community Service Award from 4th District Congressman Hank Johnson
for Outstanding Educational Leadership
2013: Featured on WSB-TV News for National Early College Week
2011: Principal Leadership Platinum School Award, Governor’s Office of
2010: Principal Leadership Platinum School Award, Governor’s Office of
2009: Principal Leadership Gold School Award, Governor’s Office of
2007: Letter of Commendation from Secretary of State Karen Handel for
Exemplary Principal Leadership
2007: Letter of Commendation from Kathy Cox (Ga. Supt of Schools) for
Exemplary Principal Leadership
2007: Appointed President, Georgia Affiliate: National Council
of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA)
2006: Featured on Ch 11, WXIA News Story (July 2006)
Titled: Schools that Pass and Fail the State Test
2006: Elected To Serve On National Middle School Association
Board of Trustees
- Committees and Organizations
American Society for Training and Development
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Georgia Association of Educational Leaders
Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
National Council of Teachers of English
Phi Delta Kappa
Professional Association of Georgia Educators
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
Riley Ordu, S., Thorne-Brackett, S., & Armstrong, D. (2013). Teaching outside the box.
Principal Leadership, 14(3), 38-42.
Riley Ordu, S. (2013). Book Review: The future of mathematics education. The
Educational Forum, 77, 1-2.
Riley Ordu, S. & Ordu, P. Augustine. (2012). Seven levels of accountability for student
success. AdvanceEd Source, 7.
Riley Ordu, S. (2011). A case study of DeKalb Early College Academy. International Center
for Leadership in Education. White Paper for 2011 Annual Conference.
Riley Ordu, S. (2008). Successfully transitioning into the culture of your new school.
New Teacher Advocate. 16 (1), 8-9.
Riley Ordu, S. (2008). Book Review: How to reach & teach all students simplified.
Kappa Delta Pi Record Online Extra.
Riley Ordu, S. (2004). Teaching students with special needs in the 21st century classroom. Kappa
Delta Pi Record Online Extra.
Riley, S. D. (2002). Leave no child behind: Lessons in global child advocacy. The Educational
Forum, 66 (3), 286-87.
Riley, S. D. (2000). The presence and importance of job satisfiers and job
dissatisfiers among public school teachers in Georgia. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Orangeburg, SC: South Carolina State University.