Degrees and Certifications:
The University of Alabama: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education The University of Alabama: Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership Middle School Mathematics Certification, Grades 4-8
Mrs. Kimberly Downing
Greetings everyone! Welcome to my webpage!
This is my first year at Liberty, whooooo!! I teach Math 6 and Math 8, and I am so excited for your children to be in my classroom!
I grew up in Fayette County, Alabama on 80 acres of land with plenty of woods to explore, fish to catch, lightning bugs to chase, and vegetables to harvest with my 3 siblings and 3 cousins. I was a HUGE band and choir nerd my whole life. I played the trumpet in my high school marching and concert bands, and I also sang in both the concert and show choirs. One of my favorite memories was getting to play the role of Maria in the Sound of Music my senior year!
Since I was in the fourth grade, I knew I was going to be a teacher; I never wanted to be anything else! In 2005, I graduated from The University of Alabama with my degree in Elementary Education. For the next seven years, I taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
In 2010, I began pursuing my masters degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Alabama. After finishing that degree, my husband decided to whisk us off to sunny Naples, Florida where he led worship for a church just two miles from the beach!! For the next four years, I was blessed to serve as the Assistant Head of School at an independent school, The Village School of Naples.
In 2016, we made our way back to Huntsville, Alabama, and I worked for one year teaching 3rd grade in Madison County Schools. During the 2017 school year, I was an educational specialist for Scantron, and I was in charge of professional development for north Alabama educators. For the past 3 years, I've been teaching in Huntsville City Schools: In 2018, I taught 6th grade language arts/social studies, and for the past 2 years, I have been teaching 7th grade math.
My husband (Stuart) and I have been married for 18 years!! We have 3 amazing children: Alissa just graduated James Clemens (huge choir kiddo!) and she is headed to WKU to study pre-med, Lucas is a rising 10th grader at James Clemens (he loves track and choir!), and Kaleb is a rising 3rd grader at Heritage and loves to make people laugh (he is my sunshine!) We also have a dog named Fern, and we are so blessed to have my mommy live with us too (you can call her MawMaw). I serve as the president of the James Clemens Choir Board; we love music in our lives!! Madison City is truly our home.
Some of my absolute fav things to do: reading a book in the sunshine, dancing/singing/acting crazy, and cooking yummy food for my family. We love to hike, swim, and ride bikes together; I love to exercise!
Thank you for sharing your child with me this year. If I can do anything for you at all, please never hesitate to let me know.
It's gonna be a great year: GO LIBERTY!!!!