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Dr. Greg Batenhorst, Superintendent

Dr. Batenhorst is in his seventh year as superintendent in the Mount Vernon Community School District, and in his fortieth year in service to youth.  During his career, Dr. Batenhorst has also served as a teacher, coach, adolescent mental health therapist, school counselor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and adjunct college professor. He has served in schools and districts both large and small, public and private, and has served in small communities and large cities.  Dr. Batenhorst continues to live and lead by the mantra of being “all in for all kids all the time.”

Dr. Batenhorst has been married for thirty-six years to his wife, Mary Lou.  Mary Lou is a lifetime educator as well, having taught for thirty-seven years at the high school, college, and middle school level. She is currently teaching English at Kirkwood Community College. 

The Batenhorst household is completely focused on and run by the dynamic duo of Sadie and Otis, the loveable but spoiled rotten dogs. 

Recent Superintendent’s Blog Posts

  • School Board Election
    Mount Vernon Community Members:  The following community members have completed the process to be a candidate for the Mount Vernon Community School District School Board, with the election taking place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.  The candidate materials …
  • School Board News Brief – September 12, 2023
    The regular monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon Community School District School was held on September 12, 2023. The following topics were addressed during the meeting: Approval of Agenda: The meeting agenda was approved as written with no …
  • Final First Street Field Game
    Mount Vernon Community and Alumni Members:  As you are aware, The Mount Vernon Mustangs will play their last varsity football on the First Street Field against Solon on Friday, September 15th.  There will be celebrations and recognitions before, …

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