Killeen ISD Board Extends Superintendent Contract

Killeen ISD Board Extends Superintendent Contract
The Killeen ISD Board of Trustees voted to extend Superintendent John Craft’s contract by one year, through 2026. His compensation will be discussed at a future meeting.
Board President JoAnn Purser said, “It is important for the community to understand that the board has complete faith in the executive leadership skills that Dr. Craft demonstrates daily. The extension of his contract shows a vote of confidence from the board to the community that we appreciate his services to our student and employees.”
Dr. Craft was hired as the Deputy Superintendent of Killeen ISD in 2012. He is currently serving his eighth year as the Superintendent. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas and has a doctorate in Education Administration from Tarleton State University. He has worked in the education field since 1999, starting out as a physical education and high school biology teacher.
“I remain humbled to have the opportunity to serve alongside our Board, the phenomenal KISD staff and community. We have a fantastic team in place, and I could not be more proud of their accomplishments during some very challenging and difficult times. We have been able to maintain kids best interests’ as the top priority and the focal point of our decision-making, and I remain very appreciative to be a part so such a supportive district,” said Dr. Craft. 
The contract extension means he will spend the majority of his career leading and educating the students of Central Texas.