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Mount Vernon City School District announces Teacher's of the Year

Mount Vernon City School District announces Teacher's of the Year

Principals at each building in the Mount Vernon City School District have recently identified their Teachers of the Year based on the three criteria of instruction, attendance, and contribution to school culture and climate.  The Teachers of the Year are as follows:



Benjamin Turner Academy

Nadine Jefferson

Cecil Parker School

Saroya Brown

Denzel Washington School of the Arts

Daniel Wolfe

Edward Williams School

Althea Simon

Graham School

Stephanie Milani

Grimes School

Mercedes Quinteros

Hamilton School 

Lisa Morris

Lincoln School

Christina DeLucia

Mount Vernon High School

Alexandra Sherlock

Mount Vernon Honor Academy

Debra Medina

Mount Vernon Leadership Academy

Alethia Bryan

Mount Vernon STEAM Academy

Ana Rodrguez

Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer

Laurie Tucci

Pennington School

Nicole Boone-Muckler

Traphagen School

Christine White

Rebecca Turner Academy

Sheba Serna

Fireman watching kids enter fire truck.

The Extended School Year Program (ESY) for students with disabilities kicked off its weekly theme of community helpers with a visit from the Mount Vernon Fire Department on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Students in the ESY program heard a short presentation in the auditorium related to fire safety and went outside to visit fire trucks. Students learned about various parts of the truck and took photos with the firemen. 

Students playing Uno.

Students from Grimes School and Cecil H. Parker School have been continuing their learning at the Grimes and Parker Summer Program, which began on Monday, July 8, 2024. Students have been immersing themselves in project-based learning, such as the third-grade students’ lessons on the book Lemonade Wars. Their teacher, Ms. Cooper, incorporates English language arts and math standards in the project. 

Picture of Dr. Thomas with maroon on sides.

Dr. Albert “George” Thomas, M.D., M.S., graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1975. He studied medicine at ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and became an obstetrician and gynecologist following his education.  

Mr. Jose Formoso

The Mount Vernon City School District named Jose Formoso as its new Assistant Superintendent for Business during the Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday July 9, 2024. Mr. Formoso brings over a decade of experience in finances to this role, having earned a Bachelor of Science in business economics from SUNY Oneonta in 2003. In 2009, Mr. Formoso received a Master of Business Administration in financial management from Pace University. 

Students holding stuffed animals

The pre-kindergarten students were buzzing with creativity and excitement, showing off their new stuffed friends to staff and classmates. These children were given the chance to assemble their own personalized stuffed animals by hand during yesterday’s summer camp session on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.