Michael Kraft

Manhattan Representative

For the past ten years, Michael has served many roles on both PTAs and SLTs in District 3 including President, Recording Secretary, Chair of SLT, and manager of special projects. He previously served as PTA President of Art and Design High School. Michael has also had the honor of serving as a Manhattan Representative on the Citywide Council on High Schools. During his tenure, he worked on various initiatives to help students and their families – reduce the angst of the high school admission process, assist schools with issues such as capital program and security, assist DOE and parent advocates to better support specific groups of students. 

Michael previously worked with a large telecommunications firm for 25 years with a range of responsibilities that included product management/development, IT support, contracts and regulations, and liaison to specific industry groups. In this last capacity, Michael managed billing and technology programs that served hundreds of business customers from small firms to large corporations. 

Michael has a bachelors in psychology/anthropology, and a Masters in Library/Information Science. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and daughter.
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