Butler College Prep
About – Brian Riddick
Brian Riddick serves as the principal at Butler College Prep, a Noble campus. As a founding staff member at Butler, Riddick launched both the ninth grade ELA and reading department, and the college team. Additionally, Riddick has graduated two advisories, functioned as an advisory lead and PACER. As a lead teacher, Riddick’s classes achieved some of the highest academic growth in the organization and Riddick was awarded Teacher of the Year twice (by students and staff). Under Riddick’s leadership, the College Team achieved 100% college acceptance for three consecutive years. Additionally, Butler’s college department leads the community in students who apply to, attend, and persist at historically Black colleges and universities. Before being named principal, Riddick also completed both the Noble Accelerator and the Noble Fellowship which prepares midlevel leaders to be principals. Prior to coming to Noble in 2013, Mr. Riddick lived in Washington, D.C. and worked as a middle school Language Arts teacher on Capitol Hill prior to joining a K-12 therapeutic day school in Fairfax, Va. He also spent a summer living and working in Los Angeles, Ca. as a residential counselor with Summer Discovery at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA).
Riddick is an alumnus of North Carolina State University where he studied English with a concentration in journalism. Outside of work, Riddick supports three organizations that close the opportunity gap in Chicago via board membership or taskforce membership: Project One Ten, the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation, and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.