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Gregory Thornton has been named the chief executive officer of the 80,000-student Baltimore city school district.

He is currently the superintendent in Milwaukee and previously served as the second in command in Philadelphia and as a deputy superintendent in the Montgomery County, Md., school system.

Mr. Thornton replaces Andrés Alonso, who stepped down last year. A start date has not been announced.

Vol. 33, Issue 22, Page 5

Published in Print: February 26, 2014, as Transition
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