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Former SHJH principal now heading online instruction effort


July 29, 2020

COLLEEN HENRY sits in her new office at the Sweet Home School District headquarters after being charged with helping the district use technology more effectively in its educational efforts.

Colleen Henry, who has been principal at Sweet Home Junior High since 2013, now finds herself in a new role as a result of the coronavirus.

She's become a bridge builder to take the school district across the digital divide.

Instead of sitting at SHJH, she's now located in the district's main office, surrounded by the detritus of intense planning, with papers visualizing education philosophies and sample web pages pinned on every wall.

"It's going to look like 'Beautiful Mind' or something," she said apologetically, referring to the 2001 film about American mathematician John Forbes Nash...

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