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About Cheryl Marquez

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 16 and 12.  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 is crazy about basketball and 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 I am now working as the Spanish and Government teacher and the UIL Academic Coordinator.  I also enjoy coaching the Current Issues and Events team.  I am lucky enough to have most of Detroit's 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!!!!