Gregory Thornton is the Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.
Gregory Thornton, Ed. D. was appointed Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools in 2010. Under his administration and with the support of the Board of School Directors, the district has reformulated the instruction of literacy, math and science, implemented a Master Facilities Plan, and made significant changes to the structure of employee benefits in an effort to help assure sustainability for the district.
Prior to coming to Milwaukee, Dr. Thornton served as Superintendent of Chester Upland School District in Chester, Pennsylvania, where he facilitated reforms to bring about increases in student achievement, created school-community partnerships and improved the fiscal and business efficiencies of the district. He served previously as Chief Academic Officer of The School District of Philadelphia and has held leadership positions in large school districts in Maryland and North Carolina.
Dr. Thornton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, and his Master of Arts degree in Administration/Supervision at Salisbury State University in Maryland. He earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Dr. Thornton enjoys sports, reading and spending time with his family. He and his wife have two sons, and one granddaughter.
Articles Referencing Gregory Thornton
Feb 20th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
The loss of MPS superintendent raises troubling questions about public education in Milwaukee.
Nov 12th, 2013 by Bruce Murphy
Why does the cop’s union protect officers who rip off taxpayers?
Nov 5th, 2013 by Bruce Murphy
MPS superintendent Gregory Thornton has quietly righted a ship that once looked ready to sink.
Oct 17th, 2013 by Bruce Murphy
Reacting to a smelly deal involving one school building, legislators are pushing a badly-flawed bill that worsens the problem.
Sep 6th, 2013 by Bruce Murphy
As newspaper readership declines, government officials increasingly ignore stories that once would have embarrassed them.
Sep 5th, 2013 by Terry Falk
Ald. Donovan wants more cops in MPS, Chief Flynn wants a different approach. Who’s right?
Press Releases Referencing Gregory Thornton
Feb 24th, 2014 by Tom Barrett
Milwaukee February 24, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery
Feb 18th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Baltimore City Public Schools announced today Dr. Gregory E. Thornton, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the district, pending successful contract negotiations.
Feb 12th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Apply by Feb. 21 for your best opportunity for a seat in your first-choice school
Feb 3rd, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Strong neighborhood, arts, CTE, IB, language immersion and Montessori schools on display for those looking for a new school for next year or coming years
Jan 31st, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Honor student, basketball standout is 2nd player to win the honor in MPS history; 6th ever in Wisconsin
Jan 29th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Funding will expand program in Milwaukee to 5 new schools; Farming project grows students’ interest in STEM; photo gallery link below