Robert Downey was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has spent decades working information Technology. Photo by Jay Taylor
Like three of the four other members of the Maricopa Unified School District board of directors, its latest member is not a professional educator.
But that doesn’t mean Robert Downey doesn’t have a lot of school experience to guide him in his new role.
In fact, his childhood was largely shaped by teachers and school staff.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the oldest of six boys, Downey’s father died when he was still a young boy – and his 26-year-old mother was pregnant with his younger brother.
“My teachers have done a lot for me,” said Downey, who recently retired after a 40-year career in information technology, the past …
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