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Who's Who in the U.S. Education Department

With Senate confirmation of Miguel Cardona as U.S. education secretary, the Biden administration has begun filling other positions in the department. To read more about the appointments, read the announcement releases herehere here and here or view them on The Churn.

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Secretary: Miguel Cardona

Office of the Secretary

Chief of Staff: Sheila Nix
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Programs: Scott Sargrad
Senior Advisor for Policy and Planning: Donna Harris-Aikens
Senior Advisor for Labor Relations: Montserrat Garibay
Senior Advisor for School Reopening and Recovery: Nick Simmons
Director of Educational Technology: Christopher Rush
White House Liaison: Claudia Chavez
Deputy White House Liaison: Philip Kim

Deputy Secretary: Cindy Marten (nominated)

screen-shot-2021-03-05-at-9-25-12-amscreen-shot-2021-03-05-at-9-21-46-am Deputy Chief of Staff: Doralicia “Allie” Aguilera

Under Secretary: James Kvaal (nominated)

Deputy Under Secretary: Jordan Matsudaira
Chief of Staff: Melanie Muenzer
Senior Advisor: Julie Margetta Morgan

Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Assistant Secretary:
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives: Amy Loyd (acting assistant secretary)
Chief of Staff: Jen Mishory

Office for Civil Rights

Assistant Secretary:
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Operations and Outreach: Suzanne Goldberg (acting assistant secretary)
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy: Monique Dixon
Chief of Staff: Ramin Taheri
Senior Counsel: Jasmine Bolton

Office of Communications and Outreach

Assistant Secretary:
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications: Rachel Thomas (acting assistant secretary)
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications: Ben Halle
Deputy Assistant Secretary for State and Local Engagement: Aaliyah Samuel
Press Secretary: Kelly Leon
Senior Director of Digital Strategy: Ben Cobley
Special Assistant: Chauncey Alexander
Special Assistant: Vanessa Harmoush

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Assistant Secretary:
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs: Ian Rosenblum (acting assistant secretary)
Special Assistant: Levi Bohanan
Chief of Staff: Christian Rhodes

Office of the General Counsel

General Counsel:
Principal Deputy General Counsel: Emma Leheny (acting assistant secretary)
Senior Counsel: Greg Schmidt
Senior Counsel: Joanna Darcus
Senior Counsel: William Desmond

Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs

Assistant Secretary: Gwen Graham (nominated)
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Rachel Bird Niebling
Chief of Staff: Blanchi Roblero
Special Assistant: Alex Payne

Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development

Assistant Secretary:
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Jessica Cardichon
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Nick Lee
Chief of Staff: Juliana Herman
Special Assistant: Sara Garcia
Special Assistant: Tariq Habash
Special Assistant: Loredana Valtierra

Office of Postsecondary Education

Assistant Secretary:
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Michelle Asha Cooper (acting assistant secretary)
Chief of Staff: Rich Williams
Special Assistant: Clarence “CJ” Powell

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Assistant Secretary:
Office of Special Education Programs Director:
Rehabilitative Services Administration Commissioner:
Special Assistant: Kabrillen Jones