Public can meet next MPS superintendent at Newsmaker Luncheon

    Gregory Thornton, who will succeed William Andrekopoulos as the next superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, will be the featured guest at the next Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Tuesday, April 13.
    The event will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub in downtown Milwaukee at 137 E. Wells St.
    Thornton was unanimously selected to be the superintendent by the MPS board in January. He will assume his new role in Milwaukee on July 1.
    Thornton most recently served as the superintendent of the 7,800-student Chester Upland School District in southeastern Pennsylvania. He previously held high-level administrative posts in the 140,000-student Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland and the 180,000-student School District of Philadelphia, where he was chief academic officer.
    Thornton will be interviewed at the Newsmaker Luncheon by a panel of professional journalists.
    The public is invited to attend the Newsmaker Luncheon, which is held monthly to shed light on the issues of the day.
    The cost to attend is $15 for MPC members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited.  Pre-registration and advance payment is required and may be done online at
    – BizTimes Milwaukee

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