The Doris Ross Reddick Legacy


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In 1992, Mrs. Reddick was the first Black woman elected to the Hillsborough County School Board and served three consecutive terms, 12 years total. She was elected Chairman of the Board for the 1995-96 and 2001-02 Years.

Mrs. Reddick taught children and adults in Hillsborough County Schools for several years. Additionally, she served as a resource teacher, reading teacher, learning specialist, curriculum specialist, assistant principal, and as an educational diagnostician.

She was also program supervisor of Early Childhood Learning Centers, a Head Start Trainer, and a guest lecturer at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida. Mrs. Reddick believes that all students should have a role model and should design a road map to help them envision their route in life.

Mrs. Reddick has committed her life to serving the community in religious, educational, social, civic, and political activities. As a School Board member, she served various city, county, and state commit-tees.

In August 2002, the Commissioner of Education for the State of Florida appointed her to the task force for Teaching African American History in the schools of Florida.

Mrs. Reddick is the widow of the late Mr. Harold N. Reddick, a very dedicated husband, and a strong advocate for civil and human rights. She has three children, Kenneth, Ross, and Clemmie, and four grandchildren.

In recognition of her dedication and service to the Hillsborough County Public School District and the community, this magnificent institution of learning has been named DORIS ROSS REDDICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL to honor Mrs. Reddick.

Doris Ross Reddick is a native of Tampa, Florida. She attended public schools and graduated from G.S.Middleton Senior High School. Mrs. Reddick earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Bethune-Cookman College and her Master of Science Degree from the University of South Florida.