Craig King headshotKeynote Presenter:  Craig Q. King

Craig Q. King is currently the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Palmetto State Teachers Association and the CEO and founder of the Craig King Group, LLC. He taught third grade for seven years at Whittaker Elementary School in Orangeburg, SC and was the 2007-2008 District Teacher of the Year for Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five. Mr. King is a 1999 graduate of Manning High School and a 2004 and 2007 graduate of South Carolina State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.


Mr. King is a National Board Certified Teacher holding his certification as an Early Childhood Generalist and served as adjunct professor at South Carolina State University for two years teaching leadership development. Mr. King has provided professional and staff development for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and many other organizations across the United States and South Carolina. He is an avid volunteer with the American Cancer Society and Camp Kemo. He is married to Tasia King and has one daughter, Saniah. Mr. King is a proud eighteen-year cancer survivor who knows his purpose in life is to serve, educate, and inspire!