Front Row: Rich Arkanoff, Ed.D., superintendent; Carol Tumey, board secretary; Scott Alexander, board vice president; Back Row: Jack Russell, board president; Rob Daniels, board member; Adam Norman, board member
The Center Grove Board of School Trustees meets monthly in the boardroom at the Center Grove Education Service Center, located at 4800 W. Stones Crossing Road.A full list of meetings, agendas, and minutes are available electronically at this link.
JACK RUSSELLPresident, CGCSC Board of School Trusteesrussellj@centergrove.k12.in.us
Jack Russell is a long-time resident of the Center Grove community. He and his wife, Brenda, both graduated from Center Grove High School in 1974. Jack is also a graduate of Purdue University where he studied Elementary Education. After Purdue, Jack attended Butler University to study dance and acting.
After graduation, Jack spent time traveling the country doing live shows at theme parks and dinner theaters. During that time, he would also substitute teach in the local school system. After a few years working as general manager in his family’s real estate and development business, Jack returned to the world of education to teach full-time. He also spent time substitute teaching while raising his son, Austin, whom he and his wife adopted from Paraguay. Austin is a 2013 Center Grove graduate.
Jack has been an active member of the Center Grove Education Foundation. He is also involved with the Center Grove Alumni and Friends group. Jack was elected to the Center Grove Board of School Trustees in 2010 and has served in various leadership positions, including as president in 2013.
SCOTT ALEXANDERVice President, CGCSC Board of School TrusteesScott Alexander is a 1991 graduate of Center Grove High School and lifelong Center Grove resident. He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1995.
Scott is the Vice President of Operations and Business Development of Reliable Solutions Corporation. Scott joined Center Grove’s Board of School Trustees in 2010. Prior to that he was a four-year member Center Grove Education Foundation.
Scott’s Information Technology background spans over the past 18 years with experience in various leadership roles. He has spent a large portion of his career in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries with some experience in consulting as well. Scott brings vast experience in leading teams and businesses of varying sizes through information technology, operations and logistics.Scott and his wife, Dana, have two sons who attend Center Grove schools. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf.
CAROL TUMEYSecretary, CGCSC Board of School Trustees
Carol Tumey spent her 40-year career at Center Grove as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator. During her tenure, she received the Indiana Athletic Administrator of the Year, Regional Athletic Administrator of the Year, and National Girls Track Coach honors. She has received numerous accolades for her role in developing one of the first high school girls’ sports programs, including the Silver Medal award from the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and induction into the Franklin College Hall of Fame, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and Indiana Track and Field Hall of Fame.
Tumey has held several leadership positions on the school board during her tenure. She represents Center Grove on several community groups and serves on several boards, including the Franklin College Board of Trustees and Athletic Hall of Fame, the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrative Association, and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrative Association. Tumey is also a member of the executive committees for the Indiana Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tumey and her husband Dale are avid sports fans and enjoy attending Center Grove varsity sporting events, along with musical programs and academic competitions.
ROB DANIELSMember, CGCSC Board of School Trustees
Rob Daniels is a 1989 graduate of Center Grove where he was a member of the National Honors Society, lettered in basketball, played tennis, and was involved in several other student organizations.He has been involved with the Center Grove Education Foundation, Center Grove Strategic Planning Committee, Center Grove Girls Basketball League, and coached AAU girls basketball.Mr. Daniels graduated from DePauw University in 1993 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in European History. During his time at DePauw, he studied for a semester in Freiburg, Germany. In 1996, he received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.Mr. Daniels has been an attorney in private practice for over 20 years. He is a partner and member of the management committee at DeFur Voran, LLP. His practice centers on complex litigation, construction, real estate, information technology, appellate, and general business representation. He is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and has served on several legal and construction industry boards and organizations.He is married to Alisa Daniels, a 1991 Center Grove graduate and business manager for Daniels Associates, Inc., a family-owned information technology company. His two daughters both attend Center Grove schools.
ADAM NORMANMember, CGCSC Board of School TrusteesAdam Norman is a lifelong resident of the Center Grove area and he is a 1990 graduate of Center Grove High School. He received a B.S. in Business from Indiana University in 1994, with a minor in psychology and East Asian studies. In 1997, he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He was admitted to practice law in 1997.Most of Mr. Norman's career has been spent in public service. His legal expertise is in family law, specifically child support. He was a deputy prosecutor with the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office for over five years. He was a deputy prosecutor with the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office for over seven years, and served as Senior Manager for the Department of Child Services - Child Support Bureau. Currently, he serves as general counsel for IPS-ENERGY USA, Inc., working on company policies, employment issues, and international contracts for their customers and partners worldwide.Mr. Norman lives in the Center Grove area with his wife, Amy, who is also a 1990 graduate of Center Grove. They have four sons, all of whom attend Center Grove schools.