Gregory Thornton leaving MPS

February 26, 2014

It was learned this week that Gregory Thornton, 59, who was selected superintendent of the Milwaukee Public School District in 2010 will be departing the district this summer to become superintendent of the Baltimore City Public Schools. The announcement was made Tuesday at a Baltimore elementary school where the School Commissioners were joined by Thornton and Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Thornton’s current contract with MPS was extended last August by the MPS board to 2016. The superintendent’s position in Baltimore pays $290.000, which is higher than what he is paid here.

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