Downtown Elementary is in a convenient location for those who live and work in downtown Memphis.
Downtown Elementary takes pride in its highly-qualified and experienced staff. All teachers are certified in the state of Tennessee. More than 60 percent of the faculty hold master's degrees, eight percent have doctoral degrees, and eight percent are degreed Educational Specialists. Members of our faculty have also won the Rotary Award for Teacher Excellence, and seven teachers have earned National Board Certification. The hardworking faculty at Downtown Elementary is committed to ensuring students are challenged to achieve, and teachers are dedicated to caring about every child.
Parents are valued partners in Downtown Elementary's goal of making the learning experience a joy for its students. The school invites parents to visit their child's classroom to observe, participate in tutoring, chaperone field trips, and otherwise become involved.
The mission of Downtown Elementary is to provide an exceptional educational foundation that enables students to be productive, self-aware, and self-sufficient learners who value themselves, contribute to their community, and are able to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing world.
3rd Grade Teacher
I am a third grade teacher.
Mary Elizabeth Washburn
PK-5th Orff Music Teacher
Pk-5th grade Orff Music Teacher at Downtown Elementary.
2nd Grade Teacher
I am a second grade teacher at Downtown Elementary. I teach ELA and social studies.
PreK, KK and First Grade CLUE teacher
I teach 4, 5 and 6 year old gifted students in our district's CLUE program.
K-3 Primary Special Education Teacher
I have been teaching for ten years. I am currently a special education teacher at Downtown Elementary. I enjoy helping students reach their full potential every day! I believe that part of what is important to do is help students to have experiences they haven't had or may not have the opportunity otherwise.
I am librarian at Downtown Elementary School in downtown Memphis. After many years of working with high school students, I moved to an elementary school last year. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE working with the little people and sharing my love for children's literature, nature, arts & crafts, and music. My goal is to make learning exciting for these delightful children.