Kirsten Downey is currently teaching 5th Grade at Andersen Elementary School, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. She holds a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Kent State University. Kirsten believes that teaching is one of the most important careers a person can choose. She states, "A teacher has the responsibility to impart knowledge, instill values, and influence the attitudes of every student in his or her classroom that will last a lifetime. Very few professions offer such challenges or such great rewards."Kirsten volunteers weekends at the Guam animal shelter and coordinates fund-raisers for Guam Animals in Need.

2004 winner, Kirsten D. Downey
Kirsten D. Downey 5th Grade Teacher
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