I am Cheryl Hart Marquez, a hometown girl since 1974, and I was a student at Detroit schools for 10 years. I am a graduate of North Lamar High School and graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1995 after transfering from Texas A&M, College Station. I have a Bachelor's degree in Government and graduated cum laude while working full-time. I married my husband, Eduardo, in 1996, and we have two children, Matthew and Madeleine, ages 15 and 11. Matthew’s interests are music (he plays piano, guitar, and violin & is a member of the Fightin’ Detroit Eagle Drumline), basketball, track, and soccer. Madeleine shares with me a passion for horses and loves animals in general. She also plays the piano. We live in the Detroit school district and own a local business, the Detroit Superette, established by my father in 1974.
I have worked at Detroit High School since 1998 - my entire career (after a residency at North Lamar High School and a semester there as a paraprofessional). I have served DISD as a Volleyball coach and Special Education teacher, and am now working as the Spanish and Government teacher and the UIL Academic Coordinator. I also enjoy coaching the Current Issues and Events team that has won district 4 years in a row! I am lucky enough to have most of these students their entire high school careers, and Detroit feels like family.
Educating is a special passion for me because education is the key to independence and self-reliance. My mother was an educator, and my father lived in extreme poverty before his education at Texas A&M changed his life (and hence my life)! Both of my parents taught me the value of an education, and I believe every child at Detroit deserves the very best effort in education. Personally, I am happiest at home with my family and riding horses. Professionally, I aim to make a difference in the lives of the people in this community. GO DETROIT EAGLES!!!!