Dalton Public Schools


Dalton Public Schools unanimously voted to name Dr. Steve Craft the sole finalist for their next superintendent.

Dalton Public Schools unanimously voted to name Dr. Steve Craft the sole finalist for their next superintendent.

“Today, we are excited to unanimously name Dr. Steven Craft as the sole finalist to be the next Superintendent of Dalton Public Schools. Early in this transition process, our Board decided to look internally for the next Superintendent. From administrators, constituents, and individual Board members the same name kept coming up, Dr. Craft,” said Board chairperson Matt Evans.

Currently, Dr. Craft serves as the Chief of Student Services and Activities at Dalton Public Schools and oversees initiatives related to student support, improving school safety, and promoting extracurricular engagement.

According to the press release, Dr. Craft’s vision for Dalton Public Schools is centered around five core pillars: community, academics, athletics, fine arts, and service/leadership. Before coming to Dalton Public Schools, Craft was the Director for Athletics in Fulton County Schools.

Craft will replace Dr. Tim Scott, the current superintendent of Dalton Public Schools, whom the GHSA board of trustees has selected to be the association’s next executive director, effective July 1.  

“After spending considerable time with him through this process as well as observing him for the past year, the Board believes that Dr. Craft’s positivity, strong relational skills, collaborative and team-based approach to leadership, and commitment to improve student achievement while preparing them for their best future make him an exceptional finalist to be the next superintendent.” Said Matt Evans, Board Chairperson. “Under Dr. Craft’s direction and leadership, we believe we can maximize our district’s many strengths, accelerate what we are doing well, and simultaneously address areas where improvement and change are needed.”

Dr. Craft holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi, an Education Specialist from Piedmont College, a master’s degree in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction, and a Bachelor of Science in social science education from the University of Georgia.

Due to Georgia law (OCGA 50-18-72), the Dalton Board of Education must wait at least 14 calendar days before taking final action on the position. The next board meeting with the vote will be on April 30.

Craft is expected to assume his role effective July 1.

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