Dr. Doris Billups-McClure retiring after 31 years as principal of the Riverside schools

Doris Billups-McClure holding microphoneDr. Doris Billups-McClure announcing her retirement (photo by Monica DeLancy)

Monica DeLancy submitted the following guest article:

Dr. Doris Billups-McClure announced her retirement to the Riverside Primary School at the February 6th School Council meeting. Dr. Billups shared with parents and students that she has been the principal for the Riverside schools in Cobb County for 31 years.

She opened Riverside Elementary when it was one school (k-5) and then opened Riverside Primary (k-1)

Dr. Billups is a resident in Mableton as well. This is amazing to have a principal for 31 years to be a part of the community and to have touched so many lives over the years.

Please don’t hesitate to send congratulations. What an honor to be a principal for 31 years in one community. Amazing!

Her official retirement will be June 30th.


The South Cobb Council PTA recognized Dr. Billups at their annual gala last week at Hillgrove High School. Mr. Leroy Tre Hutchins who serves as the president stated that Dr. Billups will touch many more lives for years to come.


4 Comments on "Dr. Doris Billups-McClure retiring after 31 years as principal of the Riverside schools"

  1. SHIRLEY WINDHAM | February 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm | Reply

    Congrats on your retirement cousin, a job well done. love you

  2. Phyllis Levert | July 6, 2020 at 2:27 pm | Reply

    Congrats! Enjoy!

  3. Jasmine Kelly | July 27, 2020 at 12:06 pm | Reply

    She was my principle when I was in 5th grade. She was very kind and warm and classy.

  4. Barbara J Ash | August 24, 2020 at 9:48 am | Reply

    Congratulations to you! I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to work as a tutor at your beautiful school! Your knowledge and beauty are reflected throughout the school. I am so proud to have been a part of excellence…even for a short period of time. I grew to love that school and the students I worked with.

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