Dr. Billie Orr has been an advocate for public education and school choice for decades. She taught in Maison School District and was the principal of Kiva School in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Billie was the Vice President of Human Resources for Continental Bank in Phoenix and returned to her education career due to her disappointment in her own son's public school.
Dr. Orr was active in public education for over twenty-five years in Arizona, ultimately becoming the Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction. Under her leadership, Arizona implemented the most vigorous charter school program in the country and created state academic standards that were ranked among the best in the nation.
Billie was the Chairwoman of the Gallatin County Republican Party, as well as Vice President of the Gallatin County Republican Women in Montana. She is the immediate past President of Republican Women of Prescott. She is active in her church, an Ambassador for Free Wheelchair Mission, and a member of SunUp Rotary in Prescott.
Billie and Bob Orr have been married for 43 years and have a son, daughter-in-law, and two grand daughters in Boston, where their son is attending MIT.