Margaret Spellings

8th United States Secretary of Education

Margaret Spellings (born Margaret Dudar; November 30, 1957) was the second Secretary of Education under the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush. She was previously Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy to President Bush.

Margaret Spellings
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8th United States Secretary of Education
In office
January 20, 2005 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
DeputyRaymond Simon
Preceded byRod Paige
Succeeded byArne Duncan
Director of the Domestic Policy Council
In office
January 30, 2002 – January 5, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJohn Bridgeland
Succeeded byClaude Allen
Further office held
President of the University of North Carolina
In office
March 1, 2016 – March 1, 2019
Preceded byThomas W. Ross
Succeeded byWilliam L. Roper (interim)
Personal details
Margaret M. Dudar

(1957-11-30) November 30, 1957 (age 64)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gregg LaMontagne (divorced)
Robert Spellings (divorced)
Children2 daughters
EducationUniversity of Houston (BA)

She was one of the principal authors of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act.