Dr. Kraig Sproles has served as K-12 educator and administrator for more than 20 years. In his most recent role as the Assistant Superintendent in Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Kraig was responsible for a number of programs including Elementary Education, Special Education, Early Childhood programming, and K12 Teaching and Learning. Kraig has taught at both the secondary and elementary level. He began his educational career as a high school teacher and spent the bulk of his teaching career as a science teacher at Alice Ott Middle School in the David Douglas School District. He also spent two years as a fourth/fifth-grade teacher.
Upon becoming an administrator, Kraig served as a principal at Metzger Elementary in the Tigard-Tualatin district and at both Liberty Elementary and South Shore Elementary in the Greater Albany school district. Throughout his career, Kraig has worked in underserved schools with large populations of students who are learning English as a second language. As a principal, Kraig worked closely with other educators to create schools focused on equitable educational opportunities for all students. Kraig received his Doctorate of Education from the University of Oregon in 2018 where he studied school conditions that encourage teachers and students to establish strong relationships, find their learning meaningful and experience joy.