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  • Young Authors at Grimes Celebrate Their New Books with a Publishing Party

    They wrote about wildfires, blizzards, floods and more. But before the fourth graders in Caroline Prydal’s class at Grimes School authored their books on severe weather, they made sure they had their facts right. They made sure they conducted enough research to be able to write with authority. Poring over the internet and books on weather, they pulled together volumes that were good enough to put their names on.

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  • Wanted: Teaching Assistants and Substitutes

    The Mount Vernon City School District is looking for teaching assistants and substitute teachers. The district seeks about 20 new teaching assistants to work with special education students and is adding to the list of substitute teachers available to take classes temporarily.

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  • Mount Vernon students receive encouragement for National Stop the Violence Day

    Mount Vernon students received advice, encouragement and support Monday, November 22, 2021, from some 20 community members, including the current and former superintendents, a judge, the mayor, their peers and parents who lost children to violence. In a webinar that lasted more than five hours for National Stop the Violence Day, the community leaders encouraged them to focus on schoolwork, not make poor choices in anger, and turn to adults for help when needed. Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton called on them to carry the message of the day forward.

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  • From Astronaut to Zoologist, Pennington Students Dress for the Professions they Dream of

    Students at Pennington School may have to wait a few years before they start the careers they dream about. But last week, they got to dress the parts. On National Career Development Day, Nov. 17, they came dressed as police officers, nurses, a zoologist, a chef, a veterinarian and an astronaut. And many others.

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  • Community members meet MVHS students for Unity Day

    Elected leaders, clergy and community members visited Mount Vernon High School on Friday for Unity Day to connect with the school’s 1,500 students. The community members toured the school, greeted students and were invited into classrooms by teachers. By being present at the school, they served as examples of what success looks like and why education matters. They also showed students that they were supported.

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News and Announcements

  • Dr. Natasha Hunter - McGregor

    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.


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