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Bill Craft

Bill Craft is currently a middle school guidance counselor at Wellesley Middle School. He is the former Elementary Coordinator for the Wellesley METCO Program. Before his seven years in the Wellesley Public School system, Bill worked for eleven years in the Lincoln Public Schools as the METCO Academic Advisor and an elementary and middle school special educator. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and holds a Master of Liberal Arts in Psychology from the Harvard University School of Extension.

Bill is the co-developer and facilitator of Allies, Achievers, and Risk Takers: Tapping the Social and Academic Well-Being of All Students through Community Building, a graduate level professional development course for educators with emphasis on community building, teaching and celebrating the importance of sharing components of cultural identity, cultural proficiency, ally behavior/antibullying, and teaching perspective taking for children. He is an educator committed to emphasizing the value of supporting the socio-emotional well being of children and the importance of looking at the world through a variety of lenses. Equally important to Bill are the many components of a healthy, nurturing community and the notion that high academic achievement is realized through a focus on all of the above constructs.