Mrs. Alana Downer



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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 with any questions!