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From the Principal


Mr. Cornelius Headshot

Mr. Severin Cornelius is currently the principal of Grimes School. He has 19 years of administrative experience and has been an administrator for the Mount Vernon City School District for the last 18 years. Previously, Cornelius was an assistant principal and acting principal at Mount Vernon High School. 

Cornelius loves football and has served as the head football coach and assistant football coach at Mount Vernon for 11 years.

Cornelius is also in year two of his coursework for his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation.

Cornelius is looking forward to sustaining solid connections within the community and improving academic achievement for all of our students. 


Severin Cornelius