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Principals Corner




Center Grove Middle School North is known as a school that cares. Our students, staff, and families enjoy a warm and collaborative culture that brings out the best in us all. We have amazing parent and community support that helps our students and staff achieve more. It is quite an honor to serve as principal on a team that is so dedicated to providing exceptional educational experiences for our kids.  

CGMSN fosters a learning environment that empowers students with many options as they prepare for their future. We also encourage our kids to get involved in school clubs, sports, choir, band, orchestra, theater, student council, and many other opportunities.

Our educational opportunities must continue to be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experiences, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of ideas. We are committed to providing rigorous and equitable opportunities for our students to acquire the skills necessary to become productive citizens and leaders in a vastly changing society. Together, we can make CGMSN an even better place for our students to learn and grow. Our best years are yet to come. 


Dr. Davin E. Harpe, Principal 

Dr. Harpe came to CGMSN from Sugar Grove Elementary, where he was the principal from July 2013 to July 2018.  He also served for fourteen years as a principal, assistant principal, and teacher in various schools in Brownsburg, Franklin Township, Bartholomew, Hamilton Southeastern, and Western Boone school corporations. The 2022-2023 school year marks his 24th year in education and his fifth year as the principal of CGMSN.  In 2016, Dr. Harpe was awarded the Indiana Association of School Principals Elementary Principal of the Year.  In 2017, he was recognized in Washington, D.C. as a National Distinguished Principal.

Dr. Harpe holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, a master’s degree from Ball State University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Purdue University.