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Anthony D. Orga

Anthony D. Orga

During his long and varied career in Red Clay, Tony Orga was dedicated to teaching, coaching and leading.

He attended and received a BA in mathematics in 1968 and a Masters in Secondary Education in 1971 from the University of Delaware. From 1968 until 1981 he was a math teacher at Skyline Junior High School. In addition to teaching he served as 7th grade team leader and coached basketball, baseball, track and math league, leading a state champion team for three years.

Tony transferred to A.I. High to teach math and became the 9th grade class advisor and track coach. He became the Mathematics Coordinator in 1984. During this time he was president of the Delaware Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and a member of the State Curriculum Council of Mathematics, Red Clay Magnet School Committee and Cab Calloway Board, from which he received an honorary degree. In addition, he was an adjunct faculty member at Wilmington University and the University of Delaware.

In 1992 he became the assistant principal at Warner Elementary. The following year he was transferred to Baltz, serving as assistant principal and then principal until 1999. He became Red Clay Director of Secondary Education in 2000 and served until his retirement in 2005.

For 38 years, Tony Orga has been a first-class leader both in and out of the classroom. His devotion to the field of mathematics earned him the nickname of math guru. Spending all of his career in Red Clay, Tony was a positive influence in the lives of many students, teachers and parents.

In addition to his very successful career, Tony is active in St. Ann’s Church and served as Past President of the Parish Council, and member of the Finance Council and St. Vincent DePaul Society. He enjoys spending time with his six children.