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Eastminster School names new headmaster

Eastminster School recently announced the appointment of Blake Craft as its new Headmaster.

Craft, who recently retired as principal of Shoal Creek Elementary, has deep roots in Rockdale County and 30 years of experience as a teacher, a coach, and an administrator. He began teaching in 1984 at Flat Shoals Elementary school where he won the Teacher of the Year distinction before being recruited as a teacher and a coach in 1991 to help launch Salem High School. He later served as Assistant Principal at Memorial Middle School and eight years as Principal at Shoal Creek Elementary. Craft worked together with members of the Eastminster faculty during his career.

In a released statement, Easminster described Craft as an "engaging leader known for his accessibility and genuine character. In a world of raging technology, he is that rare breed who relishes personal relationships and face to face conversations with members of his school community. Mr. Craft's capable administrative leadership fosters trust and builds confidence in the mission of his school, and his rapport with faculty advances innovation and creativity. And his esteemed standing in east Atlanta opens doors to him in the community where he will champion the cause of Eastminster School to a wider audience."

"We enthusiastically welcome Mr. Craft to our Eastminster family and look forward to working with him to carry the vision of our rigorous liberal arts tradition to new heights."