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
Apr 7th, 2015 by Jabril Faraj
Republican plan for Milwaukee would allow high-performing charter schools to replicate without any approving authority.
Apr 25th, 2014 by Terry Falk
It's all about moving back home, not about frustration with Milwaukee.
Apr 11th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Young Professional Week features some 30 events. Here's our pick of the top seven.
Mar 24th, 2014 by Michael Horne
The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.
Mar 17th, 2014 by Steven Walters
New council president Michael Murphy is bluntly honest about state politicians in an interview.
Feb 20th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
The loss of MPS superintendent raises troubling questions about public education in Milwaukee.
Press Releases Referencing Gregory Thornton
Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Driver goes “On the Issues” to discuss challenges, vision for district’s futureJan 14th, 2015 by Marquette University
Driver came to MPS two years ago to become the district’s first chief innovation officer.
Jun 24th, 2014 by Press Release
Expert, One-on-One Assistance Advances More Milwaukee Students to College
Jun 19th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Commitment Schools to implement rigorous academic and behavioral interventions with increased resources; all 48 schools graded in the lowest group on state report card to receive additional support
Jun 5th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
MPS’ Chief Innovation Officer Darienne Driver brings extensive leadership experience; work with improving schools most in need
Board approves budget that increases commitment to MPS classrooms: 50 more art, music, and physical education teachers; increased parent engagement and teacher supportMay 30th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Includes a school support teacher and parent coordinator in every school
2,500+ Milwaukee children set to perform together at 45th MPS’ Biennial Music Festival, celebrating 90 years of student musiciansMay 6th, 2014 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Final rehearsals begin Tuesday for Wednesday event at U.S. Cellular Arena; comes as MPS continues to increase number of art, music and physical education teachers