Mrs. Emily Kraftson

Phone: 704-290-1505


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Mrs. Emily Kraftson

Mrs. Emily Kraftson

Mrs. Emily Kraftson is thrilled to begin her second year as Principal at Sandy Ridge Elementary School! Mrs. Kraftson currently resides in Stallings, NC with her husband, Jeff, and her two daughters who both attend school in UCPS.

After growing up in Long Island, NY, Mrs. Kraftson attended Wheaton College where she received a degree in Psychology. Mrs. Kraftson began her educational career as a substitute teacher and math interventionist. These experiences led to Mrs. Kraftson’s desire to combine her psychology background with her teaching experience. Mrs. Kraftson then pursued and received a Master's degree in School Counseling and began her position as a School Counselor at Weddington Elementary in 2011.

After several years of enjoying her work with students, families, staff members, and community members in the role of School Counselor, Mrs. Kraftson decided to further her educational journey by pursuing an add-on license in administration and taking on the role of Assistant Principal. Mrs. Kraftson held this position at Weddington Elementary for three school years. 

When she’s not at Sandy Ridge, Mrs. Kraftson enjoys spending time with family and friends, couponing, exercising, and cooking. When asked about her experience at Sandy Ridge, Mrs. Kraftson said, “Sandy Ridge continues to be a school that is characterized by a positive atmosphere, academic success, and the development of student leadership skills. We will continue to experience success as we live out our new Sandy Ridge vision and mission: Leading our community, Encouraging our partnerships, Achieving our goals, and Discovering our voice! Let’s work together to lead the way during the 2018 – 2019 school year! Go RAMS!