Center Grove teacher selected for fellowship

A Center Grove teacher has been selected for a fellowship in business and education leadership.

Center Grove Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Stephen Blackburn was one of a group of educators statewide chosen for the Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership Program, according to a news release from Center Grove schools.

Teachers selected for the program were nominated by their school district. The program focuses on leadership in business and education, the release said.

“I feel honored to have been chosen for such a unique opportunity,” Blackburn said. “The program’s summer course load has already begun equipping me with many new tools for my current classroom.”

Teachers selected for the program receive a full-tuition scholarship to cover the cost of the 13-month graduate program, which includes traveling internationally.

When they graduate, teachers can get their principal license and can seek jobs as an assistant principal, principal or administrator, the release said.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.