Teachers of the Year & Legacy Award Winners


Center Grove Community School Corporation (CGCSC) awarded Courtney Hess, Sugar Grove Elementary, the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year during the district’s annual Teacher Celebration on Wednesday, May 10. Mrs. Hess is a Kindergarten teacher at Sugar Grove Elementary School. She has been a teacher for 15 years, eight of those at Center Grove.Center Grove Schools

“I am humbled and honored to be recognized as an exemplar teacher in a school district that goes above and beyond to do what is best for our students every day.” said Hess. “Teaching the whole child fuels my soul and I will be forever grateful for this recognition.”

As Teacher of the Year, Hess will receive $1,000, courtesy of Wallman Financial, LLC to spend in her classroom. She 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 was awarded and recognized for making an extraordinary impact on students and colleagues in his/her building.

Center Grove SchoolsAdditionally, Center Grove honored current, former, and retired teachers with Legacy Awards. Center Grove High School seniors nominate the teacher they believe had the greatest impact on them during their time in Center Grove schools.

Additional information about the award winners and photo galleries from the evening are

available at www.centergrove.k12.in.us/teacherawards.

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