The Mount Vernon City School District has produced a draft of its Districtwide Safety Plan for 2022-23. You may enter your comments/feedback by clicking on the link or scanning the QR code in the story.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Wednesday August 3, 2022, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Education Center, 165 N. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10553. Members of the public may view the meeting LIVE on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MountVernonCitySchoolDistrict and the district website www.mtvernoncsd.org. The meeting will also be available for playback on the district's Board Docs website. There will be no public comment at this meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Ken Silver at (914) 665-5199. You will find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs before the meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public
Hamilton Elementary School has earned the Imagine Nation Beacon School Award for its progress in language literacy and other programs. Mount Vernon has partnered with the Arizona-based company for the programs that were provided to the 567 English as a New Language learners in the Mount Vernon City School District, said Dr. Marguerita G. Circello, Standards Administrator for English Language Learners and World Languages.
The Superintendent’s Summer Reading initiative with story time read-aloud hour started this week with a stop to the Boys & Girls Club and the Mount Vernon Library. The guest readers were Mount Vernon City councilman Derrick Thompson, and from the Neighborhood Health Center, Community Health Worker Enjoli Pennamom. The kids were engaged and eager to answer questions about the books that were read. Everyone had a chance to share what they learned. We want to continue to encourage our students to use their superpower of reading, which helps them to foster a lifetime of learning.
The Mount Vernon City School District is hosting a Mommy and Me Class at The Parent Resource Center on Thursday, July 21 at 10 a.m., and Monday, July 25 at 10 a.m. The Parent Resource Center is located in the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, 350 Gramatan Ave., Mount Vernon. The classes for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers will include story time, fun and games. To RSVP, please email Rita James, parent liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Natasha Hunter - McGregor , Principal
Dr. Hunter-McGregor is one of three siblings born into a loving military family. She received her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and her undergraduate degree from Howard University where she graduated from the School of Business with a major in Management. She continued her educational journey to later receive two masters and the degree of Doctor of Education from St. John Fisher College.
Dr. Hunter-McGregor’s educational career began in Harlem, New York at the age of 21 where she lived, worshipped and taught young people in the community. She worked as a teacher in many capacities, a social studies school based coordinator, teacher of students with disabilities, gifted and talented teacher, literacy coach, AIS provider, curriculum writer integrating the arts, as well as a staff developer for a collective 10 years.
Dr. Hunter-McGregor later became an assistant principal in the New York City school system where she served for 8 years prior to becoming principal in Mt. Vernon, New York. During her service in the Harlem community, Dr. Hunter-McGregor trained staff from partnering agencies such as City Year of New York, Harlem Children’s Zone, coordinated service activities, instituted new teacher orientation programs in her school and helped to improve academic performance and teacher effectiveness.
She was an active member of the NAACP, Urban League and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Dr. Hunter-McGregor currently worships in the Mt. Vernon community and continues to put all of her energy into providing a high quality education for the students in her care by working collaboratively with families, staff, district staff, clergy and all key stake holders. She understands the superintendent’s 20/20 Vision and her immediate focus is to ensure that Graham School is taken off of the focus list and re-establishes itself as an institution of learning, whereby all families would like to send their precious little ones.
Dr. Hunter-McGregor loves sports and arts, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She adores her three children and strives to live her life with purpose, which she credits to the support of her loving parents.