The rSchool activities calendar is experiencing issues importing district events into our website Event page.  At this time, please use the rSchool direct link to view upcoming activities and events.

rSchool Event Calendar


Photo of Dr. Greg Batenhorst
Dr. Greg Batenhorst Superintendent

Dr. Batenhorst is in his fourth year as superintendent in the Mount Vernon Community School District, and in his thirty-seventh 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-three years to his wife, Mary Lou.  Mary Lou is a lifetime educator as well, having taught for thirty-five years at the high school, college, and middle school level. She is currently teaching English at both Cornell College and Kirkwood Community College. 

The Batenhorst household is completely focused on and run by a ten-pound miniature dachshund named Sadie, who also has the honor of being the cutest puppy in Mount Vernon. 

Recent Superintendent’s Blog Posts

  • And How Are the Children?
    Throughout its history the Masai tribe of Africa have shared a traditional greeting when speaking with one another.  The greeting “Kasserian ingera” simply means, “and how are the children?”  This has been a question echoed across the nation …
  • New Day
    Mount Vernon Community: Welcome to a new day in the Mount Vernon Community School District with the launching of our new website. When the District made the commitment to update its website, a comment shared by a member …

View all blog posts