Martinsville City Public Schools’ (MCPS) Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Angilee Downing recently participated in an annual conference hosted by the Virginia Education Research Association (VERA.)
The theme of 2022’s conference was education research and practice across Virginia. Dr. Downing served on a panel in a session entitled “Critical Issues and Directions Researched During the Pandemic: Virginia Practitioners Speak,” presenting her own research and findings related to the topic.
Dr. Downing has spent 29-years in education, including teaching at the elementary, middle, junior high, and high school levels. She served as lead teacher and Instructional Coordinator at Martinsville Middle School before moving into division administration. She has served MCPS as Federal Programs Coordinator, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction.
Downing has a Master of Education as a reading specialist from Averett University, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Radford University, and recently earned a Doctor of Education in Equational Leadership and Policy Study from Virginia Tech. “Dr. Downing is an innovative educator who has years of proven positive academic results,” said Schools Superintendent Dr. Zebedee Talley. “Martinsville City Public Schools is very fortunate to have her as a long-time staff member. Dr. Downing continues on her quest to make educational practices effective for all students.”