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Mrs. Emily Kraftson
Mrs. Emily Kraftson is thrilled about her new assignment as Principal at Sandy Ridge Elementary Schooll! Mrs. Kraftson currently resides in Stallings, NC with her husband, Jeff, a UCPS Principal, 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 new position, Mrs. Kraftson said, “I look forward to building positive relationships with stakeholders in the Sandy Ridge community in an effort to build on the school’s long standing tradition of academic excellence.” Go RAMS!!!