Staff Profile

Carolyn Downey
Carolyn Downey
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Faculty - Payson Elementary School

She was born in Ontario, Canada and moved with her family to the Phoenix valley in 2001. She has completed her Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Early Education. She worked at a Charter School in Phoenix for 12 years teaching a mixed level class of Kinder/1st Graders. She also worked at Trumpet Behavioral Health teaching young children within the Autism Spectrum. She has two children. Her son is an Eagle Scout and graduated from ASU in 2021 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Her daughter earned her Silver Award in Girl Scouts and will graduate with a degree in Psychology in 2023. She and her husband moved to Payson Sept. 2019. She loves gardening and hiking the beautiful trails surrounding Payson.