Board and Staff


Downtown Academy operates under the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization status of Downtown Ministries, Inc.


Head of School
Patrick Ennis
Master of Arts in Teaching
6 years of Experience

Talent Development Director
Jessi Garzarek
Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Speech Language Pathologist
6 years of Experience

Jami Washington
Master of Science in Education
Education Specialist in Educational Technology
12 years of Experience

1st Grade
Anna Leigh Smith
Masters of Arts in Teaching
Early Childhood Education
6 Years of Experience

2nd Grade
Jennifer Bailey
Bachelor of Science in Varying Exceptionalities K-12
National Board Certification in Early & Middle Childhood Literacy
11 Years of Experience

3rd Grade
Erin Woodard
Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and Special Education
2 Years of Experience

4th Grade
Wes Cooper
Master of Arts in Teaching: Middle Grades Math
3 Years of Experience

Leigh Koski
Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction
35 years of Experience