Dr. John M. Craft's Biography

John Craft began his career in education as a Biology teacher and Football/Baseball Coach in Carroll ISD in 1999. He also had the opportunity to serve as an Assistant Principal for Carroll High School during his time with the district. After 9 years with Carroll ISD, he became the Principal of Timberview High School, a large high school located in South Arlington and encompassed within Mansfield Independent School District. Dr. Craft has served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Hamilton Independent School District prior to becoming the Deputy Superintendent for the Killeen Independent School District in 2012. The 2014-2015 school year marked the beginning of his career serving the approximate 45,500 students and 7,000 employees of the Killeen Independent School District as the Superintendent of Schools. 

Born in Temple, Texas, Dr. Craft spent the majority of his childhood growing up just outside of Fort Worth and graduating from W.E. Boswell High School. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Texas and his Doctorate in Educational Administration was attained from the Tarleton State University. Now residing in Harker Heights, Dr. Craft is married to Choe Lan, who currently teaches P.E. at Maude Moore Wood Elementary School, and is a proud father to Payton, an eighth-grader, and Reagan, a sixth-grader, both attending middle school in the district.

Dr. Craft believes in living an active lifestyle through running, cycling and engaging in various outdoor activities, as well as spending time with his family.  A life-long learner, Dr. Craft serves on numerous local, state and national committees in an effort to help shape the future of public education and to ensure all students are provided optimal educational opportunities, preparing them to be successful young adults.