Adam Craft has been named the new principal at the ACE campus for the new school year in the fall. He is taking Clarence Bennett’s position who will be retiring at the end of the 2023 school year.
Adam Craft graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He received his master’s degree from Lamar University in 2009. Currently, he is serving the district as assistant principal at the ACE campus. He began his career in education as a 7th grade history teacher at Cleveland Middle School in Cleveland, Texas. Since then, he has served as department chair, assistant principal, and principal in various districts.
Craft grew up in the Lufkin area and moved off after graduating college. He returned to the area in 2017 and now lives in Lufkin with his son, Riley. Craft enjoys cooking, spending time with his family, spending Saturday mornings at the soccer field watching his son play, traveling, and spending time on the water.
“I am honored to serve our great community as the principal at the ACE campus,” Craft said. “I look forward to working with the dedicated staff at the ACE campus to help our students realize their potential and help their goals become reality.”
“Adam Craft has been an excellent addition to the Lufkin ISD family this year in a variety of roles,” Superintendent Lynn Torres said. “He moved to the ACE campus after spring break this year to help out. He will bring his organizational skills and his talent of working with all students to the ACE campus.”