Next Superintendent: Gregory Thornton of Milwaukee? (Demo)

Will Wisconsin’s Loss be PGCo’s Gain?  According to reported sources, Gregory Thornton, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools is NOT denying that he’s a candidate for Superintendent for Prince George’s County.  Thornton is a native of Philadelphia and has been Superintendent in Milwaukee since 2010.  In 2011, it was rumored that he might be returning to Philadelphia to fill the post as Superintendent there but William Hite, former Prince George’s County Superintendent, was chosen.  Wow at how easy it is to find connections now a days.

From the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinal, “When Thornton was asked Thursday at a school event whether he was in negotiations with anyone regarding the position to lead Prince George’s County schools, he said, “It’s too soon to talk about it.”  He said there was no official application in the works.  But when pressed on whether he was an official finalist for the position, Thornton just grinned.
 “You’re good,” he said, before walking away.

Gregory Thornton, Superintendent MPS

 In an interview Thursday morning, Miller said the amendment has nothing to do with anything Thornton might be considering. He said he wanted to make sure funds were set aside for a future search, perhaps in 2014, if Thornton or the board decided not to extend his contract past 2015.
Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton was here for less than a year before the rumors started in early 2011: Was he thinking about leaving?
 Two years later, this same rumor is once again in circulation, only now there’s a name of a district behind it: Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, the state’s second-largest school system. The challenged Prince George’s County system enrolls about 124,000 students and is going through a dramatic governance shift: The Maryland Legislature recently passed a law to allow the Prince George’s County executive the power to select the next local schools chief, now called the chief executive.
 

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