Mary Downing "Downy" Roberts-Gabay


Downy Roberts-Gabay joined GRASP in 2017 as the advisor for Hopewell High School.

Downy recently retired after working as a school counselor in Chesterfield County for twenty-nine years.  Prior to that, she taught English in Hanover and Dinwiddie.  Her experience also includes a year working as a school counselor and math teacher at Colegio Americano de Torreón, México.  Downy has served on the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted and the Richmond Public Schools Gifted Advisory Committee as both a member and chairperson.  She has always had a passion for giving students the opportunity to experience a challenging education, especially those students who otherwise may be overlooked. Downy earned her B.A. in English from Mary Washington College and her M.Ed. in Counselor Education from VCU.