Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Downer

Hello Bisons!  I’m excited to begin my 2nd year at Buffalo Trail!

I received my undergraduate degree of a B.S. in English from Radford University in 2002 and a Master of Special Education from Mary Baldwin University in 2022. I have a combined 11+ years of experience in the classroom, which has included substitute teaching, assistant teaching, working in a daycare, teaching in an alternative school, Cross-Category, and a program teacher in the county. 

I live in Lovettsville with my husband of 21 years and we have two children…a senior in high school and our college freshman who has recently moved away for her first year at school.  Our 4-legged family members include 3 Great Danes, a fancy bearded dragon and 2 guinea pigs, not to mention all the wildlife around my house! 

My hobbies include traveling, shopping, photography, spending time with friends and family, and supporting my kids in various events, especially rugby and NJROTC! 

I’m excited for another fun year on the Trail!  Feel free to contact me at