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Remembering: Kim Downs left lasting impact on school 'family'
Kim Downs lost her years long battle with ALS on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. While the nature of ALS gave time to prepare for this day, her school family knows it could never be ready to give up a teacher they so loved, and who had loved them in return without limits
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Patty Jones sends personal memory
The Adair County Primary Center staff was blessed to have Kim Downs as a part of our family. I am proud to say that I was on the Site-Based Council that hired Kim at Col. Wm. Casey 20 years ago and also honored to say that she was a part of the council that placed me in the position of principal years later at the school.
Kim was a first-grade teacher all of her career, most of the time in Room 9 at CWC. Those who knew Kim knew who she was and for what she stood. She shared to talent and skills not only with her students but with her colleagues and teacher education students throughout her career.
She has truly left a legacy of what being a teacher means for all who were fortunate to have her in their lives.
Kim Downs was truly a vital part of Adair County Primary Center and Col. Wm. Casey Elementary. She was a strong teacher but an even stronger individual. She has shown all of us what it means to fight with dignity as she battled ALS. Kim was a wonderful Christian mother, wife, daughter, sister, family member, friend and teacher.
She left a lasting impact on everyone who knew her. We miss her and our hearts ache for Chris, Easton, Grayson, and McKenna, along with all of Kim's large family. However, we have no doubt that Kim is walking and talking free of pain in her new home. Please join with our ACPC family in remembering Kim and keeping her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Patty R. Jones, Principal
Adair County Primary Center
158 Col. Casey Drive
Columbia, KY 42728
This story was posted on 2017-05-05 12:06:18
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