2 administrators attend state leadership seminar

Two Center Grove school principals recently attended a state leadership seminar for school administrators.

Brooke Phillips, Maple Grove Elementary School, and Brian Proctor, North Grove Elementary School, graduated from the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute at a ceremony in April.

The institute is a two-year program that trains school principals. The institute is housed at Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education and was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013.

Jack Parker, Center Grove director of curriculum, also was recognized at the ceremony for his leadership and service to Indiana principals for serving as a mentor for the past two years.

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Phillips and Proctor were among 56 principals in the institute’s first class. They are credited with boosting the individual grades of their school, implementing data-driven processes to enhance student performance, improving classroom instruction, and strengthening school culture, according to a statement.

To learn more visit indianapli.org.

Top loan originator named by mortgage company

Residential mortgage lender Ruoff Home Mortgage recently announced Cheryl Wooster as top loan originator for their Greenwood office for the month of April.

The top spot in each branch office is based on the number of closed loans during the month compared with their peers.

Wooster has been with Ruoff Home Mortgage since August 2012 and in the mortgage lending industry for 18 years.

The Greenwood office is at 972 Emerson Parkway, Suite C.

2 YMCA staff members receive awards for service

Two Baxter YMCA directors were honored recently for their work for the Y’s Indianapolis association.

Youth and family life director Kenny Daniels and membership director Greg Kindle were selected by the awards committee for performance that exceeds expectations.

The Shining Star Award went to Daniels for dedication to his job. He began working at the Y part time while attending the University of Indianapolis. He became a youth development before- and after-school site director. As youth and family life director, teens in his program won a grant that aided a Johnson County food pantry. He also received a grant to serve preschoolers healthy snacks.

The Award of Excellence went to Kindle for his achievements during his career. His accomplishments include serving as a co-chairman for the strategic marketing action committee, where he assisted with the re-establishment of the two-adult-only membership. He also helped the Y find a new software system.

Local employment office to mark 10th anniversary

The Express Employment Professionals — Indy South office will celebrate its 10-year anniversary next month.

The Express office opened in June 2005 and has helped thousands of people in Johnson County and on the southside find jobs in industrial, manufacturing, administrative and professional fields.

The office has received many awards including the following:

  • 2007: Fourth-fastest-growing Express office in the country.
  • 2011: Express as the Franchisee of the Year.
  • 2012: Salute Award from the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce for growth and stability, commitment to quality, creative/unique solutions to challenges and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • 2013 and 2015: Top Workplace by the Indianapolis Star.

The Express Indy South office is at the southeast corner of Madison Avenue and Smith Valley Road in Greenwood.

For more information, visit ExpressIndySouth.com.

Bargersville gas station plans grand opening

The Fast Max gas station is hosting a grand opening celebration this weekend in Bargersville.

The gas station is at the former location of the Marathon station at State Roads 144 and 135.

Celebrations will take place through Sunday, including beverage giveaways, lottery games and live radio broadcasting.

In October, Fast Max took over operations of the former Marathon station. The station is now a Sunoco-branded station.

Fast Max is a division of Seymour-based Kocolene Marketing LLC.