Complicated Crusader to Accused Federal Conspirator: Ex-Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher’s ‘Surreal’ Journey

By Mark Keierleber

Julia Keleher (left), then-education secretary in Puerto Rico, then-Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (center), and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visit a storm-battered school in San Juan after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September 2017. (Puerto Rico Department of Education)

ust four days after her abrupt resignation as Puerto Rico’s education secretary, Julia Keleher came to Yale University to deliver a highly charged and unusual speech. The subject was leadership, an apt one for an education management…