Center Grove Awards 2018-19 District Teacher of the Year to Carly Smith

CGCSC Teacher of the Year

Ron Wallman, Wallman Financial, LLC; Carly Smith, CGCSC Teacher of the Year; Dr. Rich Arkanoff, superintendent

(May 1, 2019) - Maple Grove Elementary School Art Teacher Carly Smith is the 2018-19 Center Grove Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year. The top honor was announced at Center Grove’s 2019 Teacher Celebration held in the Center Grove High School auditorium on April 30. Smith has been a teacher for 9.5 years with the last five in Center Grove.

"I feel so honored and humbled to have received such a prestigious award," said Smith. "I absolutely love being an art teacher, watching my students learn and being a part of such a great school. It is beyond words to have been recognized by my colleagues and administration for my hard work and love for my profession."

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, Smith will receive a $1,000 check, 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 winner, and Legacy Award winners were also recognized. Additional information about the award winners and photos from the evening are available at