R16CC Oregon State Director
Lisa Riggs grew up in Port Angeles, Washington and has served in public education for 32 years. She began his career as a middle school English teacher and has also held the position of coordinator of library services and assessment. After moving to Nevada, she worked in the Washoe County School District in various administrator positions including principal, director of gifted and talented education programs and library partnerships. Riggs has also served as Associate Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer in San Antonio Independent School District, Texas. Most recently in Oregon state as Superintendent of Sweet Home School District and Assistant Superintendent of Academics in Gresham-Barlow School District.
Ms. Riggs has earned three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Washington State University, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and second Master of Education in Educational Leadership from University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. She is finalizing her Doctorate in PK-12 Public Education Leadership from San Diego State University.
She has completed several additional training and certification programs as well including:
- National Superintendent Academy, Atlantic Research Institute,
Atlantic Research Institute, San Francisco, CA
- University of Virginia,
Darden School of Business School Turn-around Program, Charlottesville, VA
- Public Education Leadership Project (PELP),
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA