Center Grove Awards 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year

Gary Robinson Named Overall District Winner

Photos provided by Center Grove Community School Corporation

Center Grove Middle School Central 7th Grade Social Studies teacher Gary Robinson was recently named the 2017-18 Center Grove Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year. The top honor was announced at Center Grove’s 2018 Teacher Celebration held in the Center Grove High School auditorium on May 1.

“I am truly blessed to have received this honor from a great school corporation,” Robinson says.

Robinson has been a teacher for 40 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. As Teacher of the Year, Robinson received a $1,000 check, courtesy of Wallman Financial, LLC to spend in his classroom. He will 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. Each teacher is recognized for making an extraordinary impact among students and colleagues in his/her building.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Center Grove High School —  Jackie Fowler, Art

Center Grove Middle School Central —  Gary Robinson, 7th Grade Social Studies

Center Grove Middle School North —  Jacob Burskey, 8th Grade Science

Center Grove Elementary School —  Kimberly Andrews, 2nd Grade

Maple Grove Elementary School —  Alison Mills, 3rd Grade

North Grove Elementary School —  Caitlyn Nowak, 1st Grade

Pleasant Grove Elementary School —  Amber Hassett, 5th Grade

Sugar Grove Elementary School —   Heidi Hite, 3rd Grade

The teachers in each building select their Teacher of the Year. The overall district Teacher of the Year was chosen by an outside university committee. Additional information about the award winners and photos from the evening are available at

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