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Miguel Cardona
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12th United States Secretary of Education
Assumed office
March 2, 2021
President Joe Biden
Deputy Cindy Marten (nominee)
Preceded by Betsy DeVos
Education Commissioner of Connecticut
In office
August 8, 2019 – March 1, 2021
Governor Ned Lamont
Preceded by Dianna Wentzell
Succeeded by Vacant
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Miguel Angel Cardona

July 11, 1975 (1975-07-11) (age 46)
Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Marissa Pérez (m. 2002)
Children 2
Education Central Connecticut State University (BS)
University of Connecticut (MS, SYC, EdD)
Occupation Educator

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.

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.

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