“Karen was passionate about education. She was especially dedicated to the mission of Educators Rising New Mexico, an organization she founded which cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on the path to becoming teachers.”
A memorial fund has been established to honor the late Las Cruces Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Karen Trujillo, who died Thursday.
The fund will be collected by New Mexico State University. Trujillo’s family plans to create a scholarship fund to support aspiring teachers.
“Karen was passionate about education,” said her husband, Ben Trujillo, who met with the NMSU Foundation to discuss plans to honor his wife’s memory. “She was especially dedicated to the mission of Educators Rising New Mexico, an organization she founded which cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on the path to becoming teachers.”
During her tenure at the university, Trujillo served as the Director of the Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning where she established Educators Rising. The organization gives students an opportunity to engage in teaching while in high school. Educators Rising began with six schools and today there are more than 40 schools and nearly 1,000 students in the program.
Trujillo was a proud Aggie, receiving her bachelor's and master’s degrees in mathematics education from New Mexico State University. In 1997, she received her Ph.D. in secondary education, mathematics, curriculum and instruction, also at NMSU.
In lieu of flowers, Trujillo’s husband encourages the community to contribute to the fund through secure online donations by clicking the button below to give directly to her fund.
If you need help navigating this donation site, or if you have additional questions, please contact 575-646-1613. As an alternative to online donations, checks can be made payable to the NMSU Foundation. Please specify that the gift is for the "Dr. Karen Trujillo Memorial Fund". Checks can be mailed to the NMSU Foundation, PO Box 3590 Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590 or dropped off at Dove Hall, Room 212, 1305 N. Horseshoe Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88003.
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