Center Grove schools named a new board member after paring down a list of 19 candidates.
Adam Norman was sworn in as the school board’s newest member on Thursday. The board unanimously approved Norman’s appointment, after spending a month looking for a member to replace Susan Mullendore, who died in early February.
Norman was one of 19 Center Grove residents who were considered. Board member Jack Russell said Norman was selected for his legal background and his experience advocating for children.
Norman spent 14 years as a deputy prosecutor in the child support divisions for Tippecanoe and Bartholomew counties. He currently works as a senior manager for the Child Support Bureau in Indianapolis.
Russell said Norman's experience working on committees that reviewed legislation involving child support, will be helpful to Center Grove when working with lawmakers.
“Instead of being reactive to legislation we need to be proactive working with (lawmakers),” he said.
Norman, who is married and who has four children who are either attending or will be attending Center Grove, said he wanted to have a say in shaping the school district’s future.
“I thought this was a great opportunity to be a part of Center Grove schools moving forward in a positive direction,” he said.