Secretary of Education of Puerto Rico

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Secretary of Education of Puerto Rico
Incumbent
Julia Keleher

since January 2, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-01-02)
Department of Education
NominatorGovernor
AppointerGovernor
with advise and consent from the Senate
Term length4 years
FormationEstablished by Article IV of the Constitution of Puerto Rico
SuccessionFourth
Salary$80,000 USD[1]
Websitewww.de.gobierno.pr

The Secretary of Education of Puerto Rico is responsible for the development and management of all educational matters in the government of Puerto Rico and heads the Department of Education.[2]

There have been three types of Secretaries in the history of Puerto Rico. The first were the Education Commissioners established in 1899 after Puerto Rico was succeeded to the United States from Spain. The second were the Secretaries of Public Instruction after the predecessor of the Department of Education —the Department of Public Instruction— was formally established by law. Today Puerto Rico has Secretaries of Education after the Department of Public Instruction was reorganized and renamed as the Department of Education.[3]

List of Former and Current Secretaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sueldos - Funcionarios de Gobierno" (PDF). Pr.gov. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  2. ^ "Oficina del Secretario de Educación | Departamento de Educación de Puerto Rico". De.gobierno.pr. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  3. ^ Juan Torres. "Comisionados de Educación, Secretarios de Instrucción Pública Y Secretarios de Educación de Puerto Rico". Puertadetierra.info. Retrieved 2013-08-17.