Principal's Corner

Shannon Carroll-Frey chosen to lead Center Grove Elementary School

Shannon Carroll-Frey
               Shannon Carroll-Frey
GREENWOOD, IN (May 20, 2015) – Mrs. Shannon Carroll-Frey takes over the leadership of Center Grove Elementary School (CGES) from retiring Principal Bruce Haddix in July. She comes to CGES from Arlington Heights Elementary in Monroe County.   

"We are excited that Mrs. Carroll-Frey will be bringing her knowledge and experience to Center Grove Elementary,” said Dr. Rich Arkanoff, superintendent. “Finding the right person to lead CGES was a very long and thorough process. Mrs. Carroll-Frey has a true passion for children, and we are confident she will be a strong, seasoned, and collaborative addition to our administrative team.”

“Center Grove Elementary has a long tradition of high-achieving academics and a solid partnership between the teachers, staff, and parents,” said Carroll-Frey. “I look forward to leading this team and becoming a part of the Center Grove family and I will do my absolute best to carry on the legacy of loving kids and making CGES a great place to learn.”

Shannon Carroll-Frey has worked in education for 23 years, including experience as an administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has served as the principal of Arlington Elementary since 2011, following seven years as assistant principal at Jackson Creek Middle School, also in Monroe County. Before moving to Monroe County, she was the academic assistant principal at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. She started her career as a science teacher at East Middle School in Martinsville before moving to Fall Creek Valley Middle School in Lawrence Township.

Mrs. Carroll-Frey holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education/general science and a master’s degree in education administration, both from Butler University.

She, her husband, David Frey, and two children Megan Frey (8) and Molly Frey (4) are looking forward to moving to the Center Grove area.

Contact Mrs. Carroll-Frey via email at or by calling 317.881.1720.
Last Modified on July 29, 2016