Dr Miguel Cardona (Secretary of Education) Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Kids, Net Worth

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Dr. Miguel Cardona Biography

This is what you need to know about Dr. Miguel Cardona, an American nominated secretary of Education in his cabinet. Cardona was nominated by President Joe Biden as the  United States Secretary of Education in his cabinet, on December 22, 2020.

Dr. Miguel Cardona Age

Cardona was born on July 11, 1975, in Meriden, Connecticut. He is 45 years old as of 2020.

Dr. Miguel Cardona Height

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Dr. Miguel Cardona Family

Cardona is a husband to Marrissa Pérez and a parent to two kids. Cardona was born to Puerto Rican parents. His parent’s names have not been disclosed either his siblings hence it’s will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Dr. Miguel Cardona Wife

Cardona is happily married to his lovely wife Marissa Pérez. The two tied the knot on July 2002. The couple is blessed with two kids. Pérez is a  family-school liaison and former Miss Connecticut 2001.

Dr. Miguel Cardona Net Worth

Cardona’s exact net worth has not been revealed hence it will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Dr. Miguel Cardona Education

Cardona attended Meriden Public Schools and graduated from Wilcox Technical High School. Miguel attended Central Connecticut State University for his bachelor’s degree and UConn, where he completed his master’s in bilingual/bicultural education, Administrator Preparation Program, doctorate in Education, and Executive Leadership Program (superintendent) certificate.

Dr. Miguel Cardona Career

He began his career as a fourth-grade teacher of Israel Putnam Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut. In 2003, at Hanover Elementary School, he was promoted and made the youngest principal in the state’s history for ten years.

She also served as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in his home town. Cardona was also an adjunct professor of education in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Educational Leadership. In August 2019, Governor Ned Lamont appointed Cardona as Commissioner of Education; Cardona is the first Latino to be appointed to the position.

Cardona emerged as a candidate for United States Secretary of Education in president-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet. He began to lean toward Cardona over two other “high-profile” teachers’ union leaders, Lily Eskelsen García and Randi Weingarten. By seemingly choosing Cardona over these two, Biden “appears to have sidestepped any sibling rivalry between the NEA and AFT”.

Dr. Miguel Cardona Commissioner of Education

Cardona was appointed Commissioner of Education by Governor Ned Lamont in August 2019. Dr. Cardona served as the co-chairperson of the Connecticut Legislative Achievement Gap Task Force as well as co-chairperson of the Connecticut Birth to Grade Three Leaders Council. He also taught for four years as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Educational Leadership.

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