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Public Education Secretary removed

Karen Trujillo of Las Cruces loses position


SANTA FE  – Secretary Karen Trujillo was removed Monday from her role at the Public
Education Department.

The Lujan Grisham administration has begun a nationwide search. Deputy Public Education Secretary Kara Bobroff will serve as interim secretary.

“I want to thank Karen for her work these recent months,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said.  “Unfortunately my expectations were not met in a number of areas. It is absolutely imperative that we genuinely transform public education in this state. We must identify a vibrant and ambitious new leader for the Public Education Department as quickly as we possibly can. The well-being of New Mexico’s students, parents and educators remains the top priority of this

  Trujillo gave up a seat she had recently been elected to on the Doña Ana County Commission to become PED secretary in January.

She had previously  served as interim associate dean for research at the New Mexico State University College of Education and as research director for the college’s Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.



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