Cabinet Secretary for Public Education Department
Karen Trujillo, Ph.D., has 25 years of experience in education, including nearly a decade in the classroom and 20 years working in professional development. She previously served as the Interim Associate Dean for Research at the NMSU College of Education, as well as the Research Director for the college’s Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Trujillo has worked in four different districts and charters as well as with educators in over thirty districts across New Mexico. She has taught at the NMSU College of Education as an adjunct professor in addition to overseeing grant research pertaining to educational innovation. She has multiple publications on teaching and education demographics. Trujillo holds a bachelor’s and master’s from New Mexico State University, as well as a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the university.
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