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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

  • Another Year Bites the Dust!
    As I write this, we are headed down the home stretch of another school year.  I have shared numerous times over my years in education that a good school year has a certain rhythm and flow to it, …
  • School Board News Brief – May 2022
    The regular monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon Community School District School Board was held on May 9, 2022.  The following topics were addressed during the meetings: Public Hearing for the proposed Mustang Activities Complex:  A public hearing …
  • U.S. News and World Report
    Mount Vernon Community Members: Each year, U.S. News and World Report identifies the top high schools in the United States.  Mount Vernon High School always ranks high on this list, and this year is no exception.  Mount Vernon …

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