New Baltimore schools CEO officially starts new job

BALTIMORE - Gregory E. Thornton, Baltimore’s new public schools CEO, officially began his new job July 1.

He marked the occasion when by meeting students and staff at the "Gear Up For Your Future" Summer Learning Program at Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School.

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Thornton came to Baltimore after leaving his position as the superintendent of the public school system in Milwaukee.

Thornton also threw his name into contention for the job in Baltimore six years ago when Dr. Andres Alonso was selected. Alonso retired from the post last year. Tisha Edwards, served as interim CEO throughout the 2013 -2014 school year. 

Reportedly, Thornton’s job was posted with a starting pay of $290,000 per year.


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