Dr. Amy Craig

Dr. Amy Craig

Dean, School of Education


About Dr. Amy Craig

Dr. Craig currently serves as Assistant Professor and Dean in the School of Education.  She began her academic career at Northwestern State University by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis on Management and Marketing. Upon moving to the field of education, Dr. Craig earned certification in Elementary Education through Louisiana College’s TEACH program.  In addition, she earned her Montessori teaching certification through the Southwestern Montessori Training Institute of Texas.  In 1997, Dr. Craig graduated from Northwestern State University with a Masters of Education degree with emphasis in Educational Leadership.  She later received her Educational Doctorate degree in the field of Educational Leadership from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana.

While her professional career began in the field of business administration, both Dr. Craig and her husband realized their calling, made the transition, and have embraced the educational field for nearly 20 years.  Her public school teaching and administrative experiences range from that of classroom teacher, lead teacher, and Assistant Principal to Principal. In 2009, Dr. Craig was named Assistant Principal of the Year for the State of Louisiana.  She has also presented at numerous symposia and professional meetings on topics such as school climate, performance and improvement.  While teaching in the undergraduate program, she also teaches courses for the MAT degree plan, as well as those for the Leadership Certification Program.

Dr. Craig has a passion for increasing awareness of the importance of positive school climates, as well as the building of positive collegial relationships among administrators and educators. In addition to teaching and leading, Dr. Craig enjoys painting, entertaining family and friends, and traveling. She and her husband Brent have two children, Braxton and Jaxon.

Conference Presentations

Craig, A. (2012, March). The Relationship Between School Climate and School Performance Scores. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Educational Research Association. Lafayette, LA, March 8-9.

Olivier, D., Craig, A., Dalcourt, G., & Lemoine, P.  (2012, March) Essence of Conceptual Frameworks:  A Guide for Developing a Research Dissertation.  Symposium Presentation presented at the Louisiana Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Lafayette, LA, March 8-9.

Trahan, M., Craig, A., Umstead, H., Zenon, D., & Rodriguez, G. (2012, March) The Intersection of School Improvement and Turnaround: A Qualitative Study and Conceptual Model.  Poster Presentation presented at the Louisiana Educational Research Association Annual Conference.  Lafayette, LA March 8-9.


  • Ed.D, Education, University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership/Administration, Northwestern State University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Northwestern State University
  • State of Louisiana Certification for Education Leadership/K-12 Administration
  • State of Louisiana Teacher Certification, Louisiana College, Pineville, LA
  • Montessori Certification for Elementary Education, Southwestern Training Institute of Texas

Academic Program

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate