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Celebrating Marie L. Greenwood and Promoting the Passions that Emerged and Shaped Her Life

Meet Marie L. Greenwood

One-hundred-and-six-year-old Marie L. Greenwood has been honored extensively for her teaching excellence that earned her tenure in 1938 as the first African American contracted teacher in Denver Public Schools, thus opening the doors for the equitable and inclusive district it strives to be today.

 

Since her 100th birthday, she has published her engaging autobiography, By the Grace of God: The True Life Journey of 100 Years, been awarded Mayor Michael Hancock’s Outstanding Contributor to Denver Medal and been honored by the Colorado Department of Education as a Trailblazer in Education for the Children of the State of Colorado.

 

Mrs. Greenwood is our inspiration and mentor both through her wisdom today and her legacy through her 106 years!

Marie L. Greenwood

November 24, 1912 - November 15, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

 

 

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Mrs. Greenwood gifted our Each One Teach One students, parent tutors and community members beautiful years of her wisdom, wit, stories and conversations. Just 8 days before her passing, she celebrated the perfect attendance of students and teachers during Each One Teach One Summer Program 2019. She remained a teacher to the end, reminding students to project their voices and "to do what you love and be the best at it! If you reach for the stars, at least you'll hit the treetops."

 

Mrs. Greenwood, thanks for the memories! May we always strive to be Better People. To read memorial press, please click here

Please help us carry on her legacy and honor her memory by making a donation now.

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The after-school Horticulture Club at Greenwood Academy harvesting end-of-the-season crops from the Learning Garden. 

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