Dr. Miguel Cardona was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Education on Tuesday evening.
Vice President Kamala Harris administered the oath to Dr. Cardona a day after his nomination was confirmed by the Senate.
He posted a video message to his official Twitter account Tuesday night, introducing himself to the nation
"To America's students and parents, as secretary of education I'm always going to have your perspective at the table," he said. "I'm going to be listening. I want to do everything in my power to make sure that every decision that's made at the agency not only by me, but by everyone that we work with, is centered on what's best for you."
Cardona, who is from Meriden, was Connecticut's education commissioner before President Joe Biden tapped him for the national post.
One of his first acts as education secretary will be to join First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at an elementary school in his hometown on Wednesday.