Amy graduated from Rockhurst College with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in the ICU, acute care, rehab as well as home health settings. She was published in Brain and Language in 2004, for Longitudinal fMRI study of aphasia recovery in frontal stroke.
Amy has found by teaching the lower grades PE she is able to teach two of her passions, sports and educating kids about all the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as well as helping students with their gross motor skills. She is also able to support children with their fine motor skill difficulties by pushing into classrooms.
Amy has 3 children, volunteers at her parish by running the Athletic Association and many fundraising events. Trail running, biking, tennis and in general being outside, are how she spends any free time.