Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Jeff Kraftson
Dr. Jeff Kraftson is thrilled to be joining the Porter Ridge High School family! Dr. Kraftson currently resides in Stallings, NC with his wife, Emily, and his two daughters.
After growing up outside Washington, D.C., Dr. Kraftson moved to the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, IL where he graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Communications. Dr. Kraftson began his educational career as a teacher's assistant in an Exceptional Children's class in a suburban Chicago high school. After moving to the Charlotte area, Dr. Kraftson received his teaching certification, Masters in Special Education, and Principal's license from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Kraftson earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Wingate University.
After spending six years as an Exceptional Children's teacher at in CMS, Dr. Kraftson moved to UCPS where he has served in various administrative roles for over 10 years. In addition to serving in educational leadership roles at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, Dr. Kraftson also has experience serving in a leadership role at the community college level.
Dr. Kraftson is extremely excited to have the opportunity and privilege to work with the Porter Ridge staff, students and community to continuing to build on PRHS’s long standing tradition of excellence.”