Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Science in Elementary & Students with Disabilities 1-8

Mr. Downer

My name is Lance Downer and I currently reside in Beacon, NY.  I attended school in nearby Cold Spring and graduated from Haldane Central Schools and then went on to IONA College where I graduated with a degree in Business.  I am a "career changer" who decided that I wanted to become a teacher later on in my life, so I went back to college to obtain a degree in Education!  I am currently entering my 10th year here in the district (!!!) and this will be my second year teaching sixth grade (I spent my first 8 years in the Elementary School)!  I truly feel blessed that I'm able to teach in such a wonderful community who cares for their children's education as much as I do.

I am one of the Special Education teachers in sixth grade this year and am very excited to be able to work with your children!  My main focus this upcoming year will be in the subject areas of ELA and Science.  I look forward to working with your children and supporting them everyday!

Last Modified on November 4, 2021