Grant Gordon was a trailblazing educator and the first African American principal in Milwaukee. The learning center named in his honor hosted a celebration to share his legacy on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Attendees had a chance to hear his story, learn about programs in the Grant Gordon Learning Center, and enjoy refreshments.
“Grant Gordon was truly a leader in his time,” said MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley. “His dedication to education and his commitment as a community leader improved the lives of MPS students and members of the Milwaukee community.”
Formerly the Lee Learning Center, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted to change the name to the Grant Gordon Learning Center in 2019. Gordon was an army veteran who served in World War II and took part in the Normandy landing on D-Day. He went on to serve for 35 years in MPS as a teacher, principal of Garfield High School, and general assistant to the superintendent until his retirement.
Visiting families had the chance to learn about the MPS Head Start program and tour classrooms. Head Start seats are still open and families can call (414) 252- 0350 for more information.
The Grant Gordon Learning Center is located at 921 W. Meinecke Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53206.