Craig Jeffers takes on the role of principal in the 2016-2017 school year with a goal of making a positive difference in the lives of Baden Academy Charter School's students. A Beaver County native, Jeffers earned his bachelor's in education and master's in administration from Edinboro University, and his principal certification from Franciscan University. His long list of experience – from traditional and online classroom teaching to leadership roles working with administrators and parents – has nurtured his collaborative spirit and forward thinking. Jeffers decided at an early age, when "school was not naturally easy," to spend his life working with children. He credits his parents and teachers with showing him that challenges, while frustrating, can also provide us with a great sense of accomplishment and pride.