Miguel Cardona Biography – Miguel Cardona Wiki
Dr. Miguel A. Cardona (born Miguel Angel Cardona) is an American educator who has served as the Connecticut Commissioner of Education since 2019. On December 22, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Cardona to serve as United States Secretary of Education in his cabinet.
He was appointed Commissioner of Education by Governor Ned Lamont in August 2019. He joined the State Department of Education with two decades of experience as a public school educator from the city of Meriden. He began his career as an elementary school teacher and then served as a school principal for 10 years. Miguel transitioned to the central office to lead the work of performance and evaluation in the district. In 2013, he assumed the role of assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, according to his bio on Connecticut State official website.
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.
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.
Miguel Cardona Age
Cardona was born on born July 11, 1975, in Meriden, Connecticut, United States.
Miguel Cardona Wife
Miguel Cardona has been married to his wife Marissa Perez Cardona since July 2002. Marissa Perez was Miss Connecticut in 2001.
Miguel Cardona Family
Cardona and his wife, Marissa Perez Cardona, have two children.
Miguel Cardona Salary – Miguel Cardona Net Worth
Miguel Cardona’s salary as assistant superintendent in 2017 was $165,430, including the $2,000 doctoral degree benefit and a $1,250 longevity payment, according to the Meriden Record Journal. In 2019, Dr. James Thompson had been offered the job of commissioner of the State Department of Education. The offer letter set a salary at $192,500. The state changed course and offered the job to Dr. Miguel Cardona, according to FOX61.