Miguel Angel Cardona (born July 11, 1975) is an American educator. Cardona is the 12th and current United States Secretary of Education since 2021. He was the Connecticut Commissioner of Education from 2019 until 2021.
|12th United States Secretary of Education|
|Assumed office |
March 2, 2021
|Preceded by||Betsy DeVos|
|Education Commissioner of Connecticut|
August 8, 2019 – March 1, 2021
|Preceded by||Dianna Wentzell|
|Succeeded by||Charlene Russell-Tucker|
Miguel Angel Cardona
July 11, 1975
Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.
Marissa Pérez (m. 2002)
|Education||Central Connecticut State University (BS)|
University of Connecticut (MS, SYC, EdD)
On December 22, 2020 President Joe Biden nominated Cardona to be the United States Secretary of Education in his cabinet. He was confirmed by a vote of 64-33 on March 1, 2021. He was sworn-in the next day.
Cardona is from Meriden, Connecticut. He began his career as a fourth-grade teacher at Israel Putnam Elementary School in Meriden. In 2003, at the age of 27, he was named principal of Hanover School, also in Meriden, making him the youngest principal in the state.
- "Meet Joe Biden's Cabinet picks". PBS NewsHour. 2021-01-20. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
- Tucker, Cory (March 1, 2021). "Lifelong Educator, Miguel Cardona, Confirmed As Education Secretary". National Public Radio. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
Cardona is expected to be sworn in Tuesday.
- Makwana, Rachel R. (May 22, 2003). "New principal is popular pick". Record-Journal. pp. 1, 4. Retrieved December 16, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- Megan, Kathleen (August 21, 2019). "The state's new education commissioner: collaborator, listener, hard worker". The Connecticut Mirror. Retrieved December 16, 2020.