Mr. Kraft became principal of Coates in 2016. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended college at the University of Pittsburgh. He began his teaching career in FCPS in 1996, earned National Board Certification in 2001, and first became a principal in 2009. He has published articles on STEM education and presented internationally. In 2010 he was named FCPS Outstanding First Year Principal, and he earned the Educational Leadership Award from Leadership Fairfax in 2015. When not at school, he loves spending time with his wife and three school-aged children.
Mrs. King joined Coates Elementary in 2017. Before becoming an Assistant Principal in 2014, she was a middle school math teacher and an Instructional Coach at middle school and elementary school. Mrs. King graduated from West Virginia University with a masters degree in elementary education with an emphasis in math and science. She later obtained her endorsement in Administration/Supervision from the University of Virginia. When not at school, she enjoys time with her family, traveling to the beach, and spending time outdoors.