Writer / Michelle Kaufman & Center Grove Community School Corporation
Photographer / Brian Brosmer
Andrea McCoy, an eighth grade science teacher at Center Grove Middle School Central (CGMSC), was named 2016-17 Center Grove Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year.
McCoy started out as a computer teacher at CGMSC but then transitioned to teaching science midway through her second year. McCoy’s classroom is colorful and features a cutout of Jeff Probst, host of CBS’ Survivor, in the front.
“This is such an honor, and I feel incredibly humbled by this award,” McCoy says. “Every day I feel lucky to work in a building where students are a priority and the staff are like family.”
Mrs. McCoy has been teaching for six years. The overall district Teacher of the Year is chosen by a Franklin College committee from the Teachers of the Year selected by each building.
“At the end of every day, I want students to leave loving science,” McCoy says. “I want kids to love science and pursue their passions.”
As Teacher of the Year, McCoy will receive a $1,000 check to spend on her classroom. She will also represent Center Grove in the Indiana Teacher of the Year competition. Along with the district’s Teacher of the Year award, each school’s Teacher of the Year winner, and Legacy Award winners were also recognized.
Photo credit for the three in the photo with her holding the check:
Dr. Rich Arkanoff, superintendent and Craig Smith, Middle School Central Principal present Andrea McCoy a $1,000 check for winning Center Grove’s Teacher of the Year.