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Mrs. Alana Downer
Hello Cougars! My name is Alana Downer and I am so excited to officially begin my teaching career at Countryside! As a native of Loudoun County, I graduated from Loudoun Valley High School and didn't even leave the state to earn my B.S. in English from Radford University. I have a combined 7 years of experience in the classroom, which has included substitute teaching (several long-term positions), as well as being an assistant teacher, working in a daycare, and teaching in a specialized school. I love working with students who need a little extra help in the classroom and love that "lightbulb" moment when a concept is finally understood. The joy of learning is so much fun to watch!
I live in Lovettsville with my husband, Dave, and our two beautiful children, Jenna (14) and Taylor (13), as well as a variety of pets, including two Great Danes, a fancy bearded dragon, and a fish! My hobbies include traveling, photography, spending time with friends and family, and supporting my kids in various sporting events, especially rugby! I am excited to get to know everyone at Countryside and look forward to a wonderful year!
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!