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New Assistant Superintendent of Business brings over three decades of experience

New Assistant Superintendent of Business brings over three decades of experience

Ms. Sandra C. Myke, the Mount Vernon City School District’s new Assistant Superintendent of Business, brings a wealth of experience to the role. She has worked in finance and accounting for over three decades and has years of knowledge and experience that have prepared her well to lead the Business Office. She started in the position in February 2024.

She began her career in the financial industry in 1986 with an accounting role at IBM. She then worked at Texaco Corporation in financial reporting. She also worked as a manager of marketing analysis for Trilegiant Corporation, a travel, shopping, entertainment and consumer protection services company. 

Ms. Myke has worked in school finances from 2002 to present. Starting as an internal auditor as well as managing a $100M capital project venture for the Mount Vernon City School District. She was an interim school business official in Elmsford in 2008. Most recently, she was a school business administrator at the Mount Pleasant-Blythedale Union Free School District. 

“I am most looking forward to ensuring that the District becomes more fiscally sound in terms of having enough funds to support the educational programs,” said Ms. Myke. “I also want to ensure that the people I lead have a sense of accountability, pride and ownership in their work.” 

Danielle Browne

Danielle R. Browne, Esq., founding attorney of the Browne Firm PLLC and city councilperson for the City of Mount Vernon, graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2006. She attended Barnard College, Columbia University, where she was the captain of the women’s basketball team, and received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Since then, she has started her own law firm and made her impact on her hometown as a city councilperson.

Dr. Smith receiving proclamation.

Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith received a proclamation from New York State Senator Jamal Bailey, recognizing her for her exemplary service to the community and the State of New York for Women’s History Month on Friday, April 5, 2024. Nakia Hiland, director of Safe Place for Our Girls, from the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau and Unique Groom, community liaison for Jamal Bailey presented the proclamation to Dr. Smith.  

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

Greetings MVCSD Community,

At approximately 10:23 a.m., there was a 4.8 magnitude earthquake in New Jersey. The aftershocks were felt throughout the Tri-State area. Several of our school buildings felt the tremors, which lasted for less than 30 seconds.

There have been no reports of staff or student injuries due to this incident. As a precaution, we will have indoor activities for our students for the remainder of the day. We will keep you updated on any developments on this matter if necessary.

Students strapping instructor onto board

Mount Vernon City School District students, equipped with medical supplies, administered care to mannequins during their emergency medical technician (EMT) training course at Mount Vernon High School on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department added a new EMT program earlier in the school year, and classes began in December. 

Dr. Waterman Superintendent for a Day

A new, but familiar, face occupied the Mount Vernon City School District superintendent’s desk on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Dr. Crystal Waterman, Edward Williams School principal, served as the superintendent for the day to begin Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith’s “Superintendent for a Day,” series. Dr. Smith served as the principal at Edward Williams.