Amanda Marquez

Be the Change Community High School


Amanda is a  proud first generation college graduate.  She holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Harvard and a Bachelors of Science in Business from the University of Pittsburgh.  Over the past 15 years, she has worked relentlessly to end racism through education by serving communities in Texas, Massachusetts, and Colorado. She has served as a special education teacher, math teacher, principal, and assistant principal in both public and charter schools.  She is partnering with Moonshot Fellow Amanda Gonzales to launch. She is currently the Assistant Principal, North High School, Denver Public Schools

Name of Venture: Be the Change Community High School

Type of venture: School

Launch date:  TBD

Grade level(s):  9-12

Target Geography: Latinx students in Commerce City/Metro Denver

Success to date:  BTC is currently partnering with Denver North High School .  Through pilot data, we have determined that confidence is found through focusing on strengths and that building community is a critical factor in influencing change.

2019-2020 plans: BTC will continue to partner with North High School to pilot in the summer for the community and strengths based learning.  We will pilot a program during the school year that will incorporate the philosophies of Big Picture Learning and Project Based Learning with a cohort of 30 students