Ms. Downer, LES Counselor for K ~ 2nd Grade Students
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Sociology from Stetson University MS in Counselor Education from Syracuse University
My name is Amy Downer and I am so excited to be returning to Leesville this year. Last year, I relocated from Alaska where I was an elementary counselor for the last 12 years. Prior to that, I worked as both a Middle and High School counselor in NY. I earned my Master’s in Counseling from Syracuse University and my Bachelor’s in Sociology from Stetson University. I love to hike, camp, and spend time with my friends and family.
I believe our biggest role as counselor is to guide students in acquiring skills to be most successful at school, home, with friends and in the future. By teaching these social and emotional skills to students, they will be able to solve problems quicker and regulate their own emotions. My favorite thing about being a counselor is making connections with students, teachers and families to ensure that our students feel cared for, engaged in their learning, and responsible for themselves.