Miguel Cardona

Miguel Cardona DEMDemocrat

U.S. Secretary of Education

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Miguel CardonaDEMDemocrat U.S. Secretary of Education
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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. Cardona previously served as commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education from 2019 to 2021. 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.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Connecticut
2007 - 2012
University of Connecticut
1999 - 2001
Central Connecticut State University
BA Education
1993 - 1997
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Connecticut Department of Education
2019 - Current
Assistant Superintendent
Teaching & Learning, Meriden Public Schools
2015 - 2019
Adjunct Professor
Department of Educational Leadership, University of Connecticut
2015 - Current
Meriden Public Schools
2003 - 2013
Fourth Grade Teacher
Israel Putnam Elementary School; Meriden, CT
1998 - 2003
Other Experience1 - 5 of 5
New Hampshire Progressive Coalition
Laconia Democrats
New Hampshire Democratic Latino Caucus
Stonewall Democrats
Affirmative Action Committee for the New Hampshire Democratic Party