Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree from Athens State University Master's Degree from Alabama A & M University
Mrs. DayLee Downs
I am a Limestone County native and have been an English teacher since 2004, working with Athens City Schools since 2006. Being in the classroom, to me, is very self-rewarding. Being alongside kids learning is motivating. I love writing, grammar, and reading! In my classroom, I employ a flexible seating arrangement and strive to make students feel comfortable and build relationships with me and with one another. I love to encourage discussions about what we are learning. Teaching is my love, and I love my students and my job!
I am married to Torrey Downs, who is a battalion chief for Athens Fire & Rescue. We have two boys, Clay and Hudson, and one dog named Dudley. My family loves jeeping, swimming, sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family. We attend Fairview Baptist Church in Athens, AL.
What do I love? Besides my family, I love reading, decorating & home improvement projects, Pinterest, cooking (LOVE to grill), the outdoors, sports, and spending lots of time with my friends and family.