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Riggs selected to lead school district


August 18, 2021

SOON-TO-BE SUPT. Lisa Riggs speaks during a meet-and-greet event held for finalists for the position last Tuesday, Aug. 10. She was announced Monday, Aug. 16, as the School Board's selection to replace Tom Yahraes.

The Sweet Home School Board unanimously approved the hire of Lisa Riggs as the district's new superintendent at a special meeting Monday, Aug. 16.

Riggs has been the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Gresham-Barlow School District since 2018. From 2015 to 2018, she held a similar position for the San Antonio (Texas) Independent School District.

She has two master's degrees in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction from University of Victoria (B.C.) and Seattle City University (Wash.), respectively. She is currently working on her doctoral degree...

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