Support Staff

There are many individuals that support the educational process in the school building. They provide an informative structure of well-being for the entire school community.


Community Engagement Specialist (CES)
As the  Home-to-School Connection Person it is the CES’s job to ensure that parents are always informed as to what is going on in the school. The CES is your contact person should you want to come in and serve as a “Parent Volunteer.” Please contact her should you have concerns regarding school related issues or if you need assistance with community resources and/or programs connected to the school.

Ms. D. GordonRoom


Guidance Counselor
The Mount Vernon Guidance curriculum focuses on the developmental needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Our commitment to student academic growth, career/work readiness preparation, and personal/social competency drives our vision of Academic Excellence and Diversity.

Mr. J. Rodriguez


Social Worker
Social Worker provides individual, group counseling and class presentations. Outside organizations such as Main Street Counseling and the Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program are utilized as school wide resources. Social Worker II’s also conduct professional training and development to staff around current relevant issues such as suicide awareness, and policies on bullying, teasing and harassment.

Mr. C. WebbRoom


Child Study Team
The Child Study Team is responsible for the evaluation, development and monitoring of special education students and their programs at Mount Vernon School. The multidisciplinary team provides consultation and support to parents, staff and students to facilitate academic and behavioral success for all children.

Mrs. G. MooreSocial Worker -
Ms. M. GreeneLearning Disabilities Teacher Consultant LDTC - 110A
Ms. J. PugiaPsychologist -110A


Health Office
The goal of health services is to promote, protect and maintain all students and staff health.

Mrs. Y. Carlton, RN, MS, CSNSchool


Speech Therapy
The Speech Pathology is responsible for providing services to students with communication disorders.

Mrs. V. Bowen-CarterRoom


Office Staff
The main office is the life line of the school. Our Clerks/Administrative Assistants are the first to greet parents and visitors. They are committed to assisting visitors with their concerns so that everyone’s  visit at Mount Vernon is a pleasurable one.

Ms. P. GallegoSenior
Mrs. R. RhodesSenior


Security Guards
The security guards at the school are committed to keeping order, securing the building and protecting the total school community. Procedures are in place for entering and leaving the building, monthly fire drills, lockdowns and general school emergencies. The security guards work with the district’s security team and the Newark Police to ensure a safe haven for students and staff at Mount Vernon.

Mr. C.
Mrs. P.
Mr. E.
Mr. T.


Custodial Staff
The maintenance of a school building is vital to the well being of the entire school community. Our day and evening custodial staff monitors all building operations and provides general maintenance to insure that Mount Vernon is a clean, safe environment for learning.

Mr. St JeanDay Senior
Ms. A. WestNight Senior Custodian
Ms. R. Hutchins
Ms. M. Daniels
Ms. C. Green
Mr. K. Rhynes

Food Services
Chartwell is the food services vendor at Mount Vernon. They are responsible for preparation and service of the breakfast and lunch meals at the school. In addition, the staff provides meals for the After School Programs and alternative meals; such as bag lunches for field trips and school excursions.

Breakfast will be served in the classroom for the first 10 minutes of every school day. Lunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch applications must be completed online at To pay, sign up at as payment is not accepted in the cafeteria.

Monthly Menus

Ms. R. ReidsSenior
Ms. C. BanksCashier/Food Service Worker
Ms. P. JohnsonCashier/Food Service Worker
Ms. D. WebbCashier/Food Service Worker
Ms. A. BryanFood Service Worker
Ms. S. BulterFood Service Worker
Ms. S. JacksonFood Service Worker