Degrees and Certifications:

B.S in Special Education Master of Arts

Mrs. Downs


My name is Mrs. Downs and I am a special education teacher at Emerson Middle School! My responsibilities include: managing my caseload students and writing their IEPs, working in the resource room, and co-teaching math. I am passionate about helping students succeed in both academics and independence as we prepare students for high school and beyond. More personally, I am a huge sports fan and enjoy spending my Friday nights with my husband and family watching my son play varsity football. I also enjoy traveling, watching the Steelers, attending University of Michigan games, and listening to Bruce Springsteen. The best way to contact me is through email:

  • Daily Schedule:

    1) 8+ math with Mrs. Kaniewski

    2) Resource Room

    3) 8+ math with Mrs. Kaniewski

    4) Resource Room

    5) Resource Room

    6) Planning