PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 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. The Board of Education welcomes public comment at all regularly scheduled meetings. There will be an opportunity for public comment at this meeting. Members of the public wishing to address the Board must sign up with the District Clerk's Office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. You may sign up by phone at (914) 665-5866, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the District Clerk's Office (914) 665-5866. You will find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs before the meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public
The Mount Vernon City School District’s nearly $260 million proposed budget for the 2021-2022 school year holds the line on spending with a zero percent increase in spending from the previous academic year. To uphold its fiduciary responsibility, the District has identified more opportunities for budget efficiencies that include an increasing use of cooperative purchasing.
The Mount Vernon High School valedictorian Gabrielle Sylvester was recently awarded a full academic scholarship to New York University (NYU). As a student at NYU, she plans to major in Psychology and minor in Africana Studies. She is a member of the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar, a recipient of The Mount Vernon High School Undergraduate Award for Excellence, a Questbridge College Prep Scholar, and a Questbridge National College Match finalist. She is also a member of The Mount Vernon High School varsity tennis team, which was a Co-League champion in 2020.
Summer School 2021 will focus on fun and engaging resources to help our students in K-12 prevent regression over the summer months and prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information click through and/or contact your child's principal.
The Mount Vernon City School District is helping its youngest learners – the universal pre-kindergarten students – become inspired to be great pianists. The District has introduced live, but virtual, classes of piano lessons for pre-kindergarten students thanks to a mini-grant from the district. The funding came through the Office of School Improvement headed by Dr. Waveline Bennett-Conroy, Assistant Superintendent of School Improvement.
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.