The Mount Vernon City School District is asking parents and guardians to confirm their child’s instruction choice by August 7 with our Back-to-School Opt In/Out of Onsite Instruction Confirmation Survey.
The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education voted recently to promote two of its veteran assistant principals to permanent principal positions. Both Jacqueline D. Green and Marc A. Molina are natives of Mount Vernon, products of the school district and graduates of Mount Vernon High School. Both positions became effective in July.
At the July 7, 2020 Board of Education meeting, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeff Gorman presented reopening plans for the upcoming school year. The reopening plans are guided by three main principles: The health and safety of staff and students, guidance from state officials and health professionals and their impact on revisions to the presented plan, and mental and social emotional wellness to drive the plan into action.
We are writing to provide a status of our school reopening plans for September and collect parent feedback with a brief survey. Reopening plans will be announced in the next two weeks so parents can plan accordingly. We appreciate you taking the time to complete and submit a brief survey to assist the District in planning for the reopening of schools in the fall. If you have multiple children in the district, you only need to complete one form.
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.