Degrees and Certifications:
Educational Leadership University of Montevallo Master’s in Education University of Louisville Bachelor of Science in Education Samford University Gifted Certification University of Alabama Birmingham
Susan Downs is a graduate of Samford University and the University of Louisville, and has taught regular and gifted education at both the elementary and middle school levels. In addition, she has been the principal of three schools in Alabama and Georgia, and has served as an educational consultant. In 1990, she created the Junior United Nations Assembly (JUNA) which won two national recognitions for outstanding programming. She has also been actively involved with student leadership training.
Outside of education, Ms. Downs has experience in non-profit management and she worked extensively with the planning and grassroots efforts of the Curing Childhood Cancer car tag, an Alabama specialty car tag which has raised over two million dollars for childhood cancer research. She has two grown children and one grandchild. Her interests include reading and architectural design.