Mount Vernon City School District administrators promoted from within
The Mount Vernon City School District strives to promote from within and reward the exceptional educators who work within the District. Newly promoted Director of Special Education Michelle McKitty-Bromley, Director of Special Education Compliance Dr. Kellie Ramsey and Creative Executive Director Angela Hall each have worked in the District in the past several years and have committed their careers to serving Mount Vernon children.
"They each are well qualified for their new positions and will approach the role of administrator with diligence and commitment," said Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith.
Ms. McKitty-Bromley has brought two decades of dedicated service to the Mount Vernon City School District, commencing her journey as a Special Education teacher at the former Longfellow Elementary School. Following a rewarding tenure, she transitioned into her administrative role at the district office, where her commitment to educational excellence has continued to evolve and contribute to the district's success.
Her vision for the Special Education Department is to cultivate a dynamic and inclusive learning environment through the development and implementation of robust systems and operational procedures. By focusing on innovation and continuous improvement, they will aspire to enhance student outcomes, ensuring that each learner receives personalized support, fostering growth and empowering them to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
Dr. Ramsey joined the MVCSD in January 2023 as the Special Education Supervisor of Mount Vernon High School and the Sundown Program. Dr. Ramsey worked closely with the team at MVHS to expand the continuum of the program at the high school.
Dr. Ramsey’s role as Director of Special Education Compliance primarily is to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations, both federal and state, for students with disabilities in the MVCSD. In this role, Dr. Ramsey will develop scaffolded professional training with and by MVCSD staff, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services and herself to increase the knowledge base of special education with all community stakeholders. Dr. Ramsey will create, with a team of special education professionals, a special education plan for the MVCSD pending approval by the Board of Education,
Dr. Ramsey’s goal is to increase the navigational capital of all MVCSD stakeholders meaning that parents, teachers, clinicians, administration and students will ultimately be well informed of their roles and responsibilities within the special education process for the benefit of all students so that they can grow into effective global citizens aware of their strengths and needs and how to advocate for themselves in the world at large once their academic career in the MVCSD has been completed.
Angela Hall has served the Mount Vernon City School District for 29 years. She has served the district in various capacities and has received awards and citations from State Senator Ruth-Hassell-Thompson, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, the MVCSD PTA Council, and Mayor Ernest Davis. As a third-grade classroom teacher for 19 years at Graham Elementary School, Ms. Hall was third grade level chairperson, coordinator of the Graham Elementary School Shakespeare Company, directed shows and organized assemblies.
While serving at the Denzel Washington School of the Arts, Ms. Hall was an Arts professional learning community (PLC) facilitator, taught musical theater and theater elective courses, and was vocal director of several stage productions. She also directed and hosted several shows, showcases and recitals.
In addition to her educational experience, Angela Hall is a professional actress and recording artist. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Actor's Equity Association (AEA), and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). In her new role as Creative Executive Director, she will focus on growing all arts programs and initiatives Districtwide in dance, theater, music, visual arts and media.
Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith was promoted from within herself, having previously served as the Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, Associate Superintendent of Student Services and Guidance and a Supervisor of Special Education.
Recognizing the hard work and dedication of the staff in the Mount Vernon City School District and rewarding them allows the District to keep people who have made a positive impact on scholars. It also allows those people to make an even greater impact.
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