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Dr. Natasha Hunter-McGregor serves as acting superintendent for the day

Dr. Natasha Hunter-McGregor serves as acting superintendent for the day

Graham School Principal Dr. Natasha Hunter-McGregor served as the acting superintendent for the day on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. She was the seventh administrator to participate in Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith’s Superintendent for the Day series.

“The experience was phenomenal!” said Dr. Hunter-McGregor. “I am beyond grateful to Dr. Smith for her vision and the opportunity to serve in this role. The day was filled with support from District staff, colleagues, and community members.”

Throughout the day, Dr. Hunter McGregor greeted District staff and engaged in professional conversations to address student and staff needs, summer school programs and special education projections for the 2024-2025 school year. She also checked in with each principal to ensure support for their school community. 

Dr. Hunter McGregor’s motto is, “Be Responsible, Respectful and Ready to Learn... Be of Great Character!" She also operates with the slogan, “On behalf of children first,” at the forefront of her mind, and she had the same mindset during her day as acting superintendent.

Lowes Moore Q+A

Lowes Moore, MVHS Class of 1976 graduate, is a former NBA basketball star and coach, and he served as Executive Director and Director of Development at the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon for 27 years. He now hosts a podcast and runs Lowes Moore Global Communications. 

View the Q+A with Lowes Moore here!

Students in a court room on steps.

Applications for the 15th annual Scales of Justice Academy (SJA) at Fordham University School of Law and The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University have been extended and are open until Saturday, June 15, 2024. The program will begin on Monday, July 22, at both locations. Legal courses will be taught by over 40 volunteer judges, lawyers, law professors, law students and elected officials.

Click here for the Fordham University SJA Application (July 22-31)

Click here for the Pace University SJA Application (July 22-26)

Students playing games.

On Wednesday, June 6, 2024, members of the Superintendent’s Advisory Council came to the Education Center from across the Mount Vernon City School District to convene their last meeting of the 2023-24 school year. The Superintendent’s Advisory Council is comprised of a group of student leaders selected from every school in the district.

President Kirwan, Dr. White and Dr. Smith.

Two Mount Vernon City School District administrators, Pennington Principal Dr. Melissa White and Director of Humanities Marybeth Rhodes, were honored at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith and Board of Education President Lorna Kirwan presented the awards. 

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Dr. K. Veronica Smith, Acting Superintendent of Schools: 

The Mount Vernon City School District is pleased to have reached two settlements of its dispute with the City of Mount Vernon regarding school taxes from the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years to the District.