SUPERINTENDENT ARKANOFF BIOGRAPHYMy family is my passion! I am blessed to be married to my wife Beth for over 20 years. Together, we have eight children. Seven of our eight children are adults. Our daughter, Emma, is a student in Center Grove High School. We stay busy with our school commitments and enjoying our children’s lives. For fun I am a voracious reader, reading two books every month in addition to reading I enjoy running, hiking and golfing.
Before attending college I served in the United States Army for 7 years, and during that time I had the privilege to experience many countries and cultures. My years of service took me from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to Nüremberg, Germany and from Okinawa, Japan to Tucson, Arizona. I enjoyed my time in the military very much, however it was always my goal to obtain my teaching license; and I used my tour in the military to obtain the money to attend college.
In 1991, I exited the military and began a career in education. I attended Indiana University in Indianapolis and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in severe disabilities special education with a minor in learning disabilities. Immediately after completing my Bachelor’s Degree I enrolled in graduate school. Once again, I attended Indiana University in Indianapolis where I obtained my Master’s Degree in school administration and also received my administrative license. After a year off of school I decided to go back. This time I enrolled at Indiana University in Bloomington. While in Bloomington, I completed my Ed. S. in special education and obtained my special education director’s license.
The entire time I worked on my administrative licenses, I taught within the Indianapolis Public Schools as a special education teacher in grades K -5. Shortly after obtaining my administrative license I took a job as an elementary principal in Edinburgh, Indiana. I served as the principal of Eastside Elementary for three years; then as principal of the Edinburgh Middle School for two years. Once I completed my Ed.S. in school administration and leadership from Indiana University, the Edinburgh Community School Board offered me the position of Superintendent. I served as Superintendent of the Edinburgh Community School Corporation for four years.
In July of 2011, I had the honor of accepting the position of Superintendent for the Center Grove Community School Corporation. I received my Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management through Capella University in 2013.