Senior staff writer
The vision at Center Grove Schools is for all students to receive an “exceptional educational experience” with the mission among administrators and educators to “develop knowledgeable, confident and responsible citizens through inspirational and innovative learning opportunities.”
The district consists of five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Three of the schools have new principals:
• Davin Harpe, who served at Sugar Grove Elementary for five years, moves to Center Grove Middle in the same role.
• Jessica Hyde, former assistant principal at Pleasant Grove Elementary, is the new leader at Sugar Grove.
• Ron Siner is the new principal at North Grove after serving as assistant principal at Sugar Grove.
Growth continues with the addition of Walnut Grove Elementary, which will open next fall on the district’s far south side. The corporation serves about 8,500 students in Grades K-12 with a staff of more than 900. The district, led by Dr. Richard Arkenoff, is the largest in Johnson County and the 32nd largest in the state. School board members are Scott Alexander, Carol Tumey, Rob Daniels, Adam Norman and Jack Russell.