Nora Riley

Senior Associate, Finance

Education is a key to economic growth and it is important for all students, from every demographic, to have the opportunity to grow and make an impact in the world.


Nora is as a member of the DQC Finance and Operations team and provides direct support to the director and finance associate. Nora’s responsibilities include accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit card management, human resources, payroll, vendor management, and general administrative and other finance functions.

Before joining DQC, Nora worked as an administrative and finance assistant for the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), which was instrumental in launching DQC in 2005. Nora also served as a Specialist II for ACT, Inc., providing administrative assistance to staff and finance support in accounts payable and accounts receivable.

She love to shop and browse for the latest fashions. She likes watching documentaries, listening to music, and dancing with family and friends. Nora also likes spending time at the park feeding the ducks, having lunch, and enjoying nature.

Who are your education heroes? My mother and my first grade teacher are my education heroes. I struggled with reading. My teacher informed my mom and they worked together to help improve my reading skills. I was in the last reading group and by the end of the school year I had moved to the second highest reading group. When I returned to school to start second grade I found out the kids that were in the last reading group had to complete another year in first grade.

What is your favorite DQC resource? Grace’s Path to Success.

If you could have dinner with three people, who would they be? Oprah, Dave Chappelle and the Queen of England.