|Born:||November 30, 1957 (age 63)|
|Career:||U.S. secretary of education, 2005-2009|
White House domestic policy advisor, 2001-2005
|Education:||B.A., University of Houston|
Margaret Spellings served as U.S. secretary of education from 2005-2009. As a member of the president's cabinet, she led the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
Spellings was born on November 30, 1957, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in political sciences at the University of Houston in 1979.
Prior to her service in the White House, Spellings was senior advisor to then-Governor George W. Bush of Texas, led governmental and external relations for the Texas Association of School Boards, and served in positions at Austin Community College and with the Texas Legislature. Before being confirmed as U.S. secretary of education, Spelling served as White House domestic policy advisor from 2001 -2005.
After leaving her role as secretary of education, Spellings founded Margaret Spellings & Company, an education consulting firm, and has been a senior advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. From 2013-2016, Spellings was president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and was president of the University of North Carolina from 2016-2019. She is currently CEO and president of Texas 2036.
George W. Bush Presidential Center. (n.d.). Margaret Spellings: Former President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Retrieved on May 18, 2020, from https://www.bushcenter.org/people/margaret-spellings.html.
- Commencement Speech at Colorado Technical University - June 15, 2013
- Commencement Speech at Walden University - Jan. 23, 2010
- Commencement Speech at Miami Dade College - May 3, 2008
- No Child Left Behind Priorities for 2008 - Jan. 10, 2008
- Speech at the 2007 Special Olympics Global Policy Summit - Oct. 3, 2007
- Remarks at the University of Tulsa Fall Convocation - Sept. 11, 2007
- Commencement Speech at Montgomery College - May 17, 2006