Miguel Cardona

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Miguel Angel Cardona (born July 11, 1975) is an American educator and is currently serving as the twelfth 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.[1] Cardona previously served as commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education from 2019 to 2021.

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Miguel Cardona
Official portrait, 2021
12th United States Secretary of Education
Assumed office
March 2, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyCindy Marten
Preceded byBetsy DeVos
Commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education
In office
August 8, 2019  March 1, 2021
GovernorNed Lamont
Preceded byDianna Wentzell
Succeeded byCharlene Russell-Tucker
Personal details
Miguel Angel Cardona

(1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 47)
Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Marissa Pérez
(m. 2002)
EducationCentral 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 twenty-seven, he was named principal of Meriden's Hanover School, making him the youngest principal in the state.[2][3]