Mr. Craddock is the head of school leadership and was the founding principal of the Academy of Advanced Learning in Aurora, Colorado. Prior to arriving at the Academy of Advanced Learning, Zach served as the Executive Director of Individualized Learning in District 49. During his time with District 49, Zach provided leadership that resulted in record literacy gains across the District supporting 20 campuses and over 21,000 students.
Before serving in District 49, Zach was the Principal at Sierra High School in Colorado Springs, Co. Mr. Craddock led Sierra High School to their highest ACT scores in school history, the highest accreditation ranking through the Colorado Department of Education and lowest drop-out rate in school history.
Zach Craddock is starting his twenty-third year in education and has also served as a high school teacher, high school coach, Assistant Principal, and Special Services director in Colorado and Georgia.
Mr. Craddock holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina-Aiken and a masters’ degree in Educational Leadership from Albany State University.