National PTA President-elect visits MPS’ Stuart Elementary

National PTA President-elect Otha Thornton visited Milwaukee Public Schools’ Gilbert Stuart Elementary School last week. When Thornton assumes the role of NPTA president for the 2013-14 school year, he will be the first African-American male to serve in that position in the organization’s 115-year history.

A retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Thornton is an advocate for the National PTA initiative PTA MORE (Men Organized to Raise Engagement), which works to raise the level of engagement between children and the important men in their lives.

Thornton is shown here shaking the hand of Stuart student Jaylen. Also shown: Teacher Ms. Huffman and MPS Board of Schools Director Mark Sain.