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Mrs. Emily Kraftson

Mrs. Emily Kraftson

Mrs. Kraftson is thrilled to rejoin the Weddington Elementary community as Principal after serving as the Principal at Sandy Ridge Elementary for the past three school years! While at Weddington from 2011-2017, Mrs. Kraftson served as the School Counselor, then Assistant Principal. 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 in 2011. After several years of enjoying her role as a 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.

When she’s not at Weddington, Mrs. Kraftson enjoys spending time with family and friends, couponing, exercising, and cooking/baking. Mrs. Kraftson is also committed to life-long learning and is excited to begin her doctoral work at UNCC in the fall of 2020. When asked about her experience at Weddington, Mrs. Kraftson said, “Weddington continues to be a school that is characterized by a positive atmosphere, strong relationships, and academic excellence. The 2020-2021 school year will be a success as we partner together to support each student, staff, and family member in our school community! Go WILDCATS!”