Brandon Craft Named Owl Creek Interim Principal
Brandon Craft Named Owl Creek School Interim Principal
Posted on 06/09/2017
Brandon Craft

Dr. Matthew Wendt, Superintendent of Schools, has named Brandon Craft as interim principal of The Owl Creek School. Craft will begin his new role on July 1, 2017 pending Board of Education approval.

“Everyone who knows Brandon Craft will understand why he has been selected to serve as interim principal at The Owl Creek School,” said Dr. Matthew Wendt, Superintendent of Schools. “Mr. Craft’s enthusiasm for teaching, his love for students, and his passion for Owl Creek are evident from the moment you meet him. I am happy to offer him this opportunity.”

Mr. Craft, who is completing his third year as assistant principal at Owl Creek, previously taught physical education and health at both Holt Middle School and Owl Creek.  He has worked in the Fayetteville Public Schools since 2007.

“I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to serve alongside such a wonderful staff and group of students in a new leadership capacity,” said Mr. Craft. “Owl Creek holds a special place in my heart, having taught my very first lesson as a teacher in this building. At Owl Creek, we pride ourselves on our diversity and celebrating the unique individual traits of our students.  I am honored to help Owl Creek ‘soar’ to new heights!”

Mr. Craft earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Arkansas.  He has his principal’s certification from Arkansas State University.

“I know the Owl Creek community will join me in celebrating the promotion of Brandon Craft,” said Dr. Wendt. “In the three years Mr. Craft has been assistant principal at Owl Creek, he has invested his time, energy, and heart into the school community.”

The interim status will remain throughout the 2017-18 school year as FPS determines its next steps. Earlier, Chris Sputo, currently an assistant principal at Owl Creek School, was selected to serve as principal at Leverett Elementary School.

“Naming Mr. Craft as principal at Owl Creek School allows him to lead the process to fill the two vacant assistant principal positions. This is one of the first great opportunities for him. And, having seen the applicant pool for those two assistant principal jobs, I am convinced the new leadership team at Owl Creek School will be the perfect fit,” commented Dr. Wendt.  “It is another great day in Fayetteville Public Schools.”