The State Education Resource Center and the SERC Board of Directors congratulate our partner and friend, Dr. Miguel Cardona, who will now be Secretary of Education of the United States! SERC got to know Dr. Cardona in his various roles in Meriden, and we enjoyed a close collaboration with him during his tenure as Connecticut’s Education Commissioner. We admired his fervent advocacy for the students and educators of Connecticut and elevating the role of families, standing side by side with the honorees at our Parental Involvement Recognition Awards ceremony. With his inspiring background, Dr. Cardona shared our devotion to educational equity, and we were excited to celebrate the recent approval of our African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino curriculum along with him. We will miss him in Connecticut but are gratified knowing that all the nation’s children will benefit from Dr. Cardona’s passionate leadership and commitment to their futures.