Psychologist from the National University of Colombia, and trained as a teacher. She worked for ten years with the Social Welfare District Authority in Bogotá, in various programs for Child Assistance, some of which she subsequently directed.
When she left the Public Sector, she ran her own practice for three years, but realized that she did not like working alone. Her education at the National University taught her that people educated in this institution had a responsibility towards the country, to have an impact on the population on a larger scale, bringing about transformation and injecting added value into society.
In 1984 she embarked on the adventure of developing an innovative education project that would meet the need to educate citizens. From the very beginning, her husband has joined her in that dream, and he has been a key contributor in its development, in areas such as infrastructure and the school’s strategic vision.
This was how Amparo, together with María Eugenia Gómez, designed the education project called Gimnasio Fontana, which began teaching children in Preschool in 1986, and continued to grow one Grade per year until completing the full cycle in 1998, when the first group of students became High School graduates of Gimnasio Fontana.