Sixth Grade

Mr. Everett

This is my seventh year teaching at Copper Basin. This is my first year teaching 6th grade math, after having taught 6th grade language arts for 4 years. I grew up in Seattle, Washington and moved to Arizona 13 years ago to escape the rain and gloom. I have two gorgeous daughters, ages 5 and 1. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, hunting, and rooting on the Seattle Seahawks.

Ms. Daly
I am in my 17th year as a certified teacher with experience in the field of Special Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Social Studies, Science and Language Arts. I am a graduate of the University of Idaho. I have a Bachelors degree in both Elementary and Special Education as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership. In addition to teaching I have worked in the field of Administration as a Special Programs Coordinator as well as serving as the Post Falls Middle School Summer School Principal. I specialize in student intervention and Positive Behavior Intervention Supports.

Ms. Downey
My name is Nyomi Downey and I teach sixth grade science and social studies at Copper Basin Elementary School.  I have been teaching at Copper Basin for ten years.  I graduated from San Diego State University.  My family and I moved out here from San Diego, California.  We bought a home in Johnson Ranch where we live with our two dogs and two cats.  I have two children that attend Copper Basin....Owen who is in 6th grade and Olivia who is in 5th grade.  We love the outdoors and thought Arizona would be a great place to move to.  I really like it out here.  The sunsets are beautiful and there is plenty of outdoor activities for me and my family to enjoy.  I have been teaching for about 14 years.  I always knew I would be a teacher.  It all began when my grandmother got me a chalkboard when I was six years old.  She encouraged me to read every day and to read to others like my younger sisters.  I taught first grade for many years here at Copper Basin.  I recently moved to sixth grade science and social studies so that I could teach the two subjects I am most passionate about.  In addition to hiking in the desert with our dogs, my family and I also like to go off-roading in our T-Rex.  Two of my "must haves" in life are coffee and chocolate.  I like to drink coffee and eat chocolate on a daily basis.  I always keep some type of chocolate in my classroom for fear I will turn into "The Hulk" without it.