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New superintendent takes helm at school district

Lisa Riggs became superintendent of the Sweet Home School District on Tuesday, Aug. 17, succeeding Tom Yahraes, who resigned earlier this month after a half-decade at the helm.

Riggs brings 25 years of experience to the role.

"First and foremost, I am a teacher," she said. "I look at this role as being a lead learner, and learning together. And there's so much to learn. The history here - so many people within the school system that grew up here appreciate the education they received and want to give back. I want to be a part of that team, and part of the community partnership that I have s...