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Miguel Angel Cardona (born July 11, 1975) is an American educator and is currently serving as the 12th United States Secretary of Education under President Joe Biden since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 64–33 on March 1, 2021. Cardona previously served as commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education from 2019 to 2021.
|12th United States Secretary of Education|
|Assumed office |
March 2, 2021
|Preceded by||Betsy DeVos|
|Commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education|
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.
|Education||Central Connecticut State University (BS)|
University of Connecticut (MS, SYC, EdD)
A native of Meriden, Connecticut, Cardona 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 Meriden's Hanover School, making him the youngest principal in the state.