Likes: Jesus, time with family and friends, cocktails on a patio, high-top sneakers, amazon, working out, coffee, pizza, dogs, supporting friends and their endeavors
Dislikes: being cold, waiting in traffic, unmade beds, mean girls, grocery shopping, unpacking from vacation
Amy Koons was born and raised in Kansas City. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State with a major in Education and minor in Early Childhood Development. She also has a Masters Degree from Baker University in Curriculum and Instruction. Amy taught in the Park Hill School District, teaching grades K-3 for 9 years. She served on numerous school district committees and was an intricate part of the leadership team at her elementary school.
Amy has 2 children, Crosby and Ellsyn, and is married to Bryan Koons. She also has two beloved doodles, Murphy and Rudy. In 2012, after Amy became pregnant with Crosby, she retired from teaching to work for Missouri First Steps as a Developmental Therapist, working with children, birth to age three. Amy worked closely with families, assisting them in strategies to help their child with developmental delays and special needs. Throughout her time as an in-home therapist, Amy worked with many families and children in foster care. This is when her love for working with the foster care community began. Not only did Amy witness the effects fostering had on the foster families, she also saw the heartbreak the children in foster care endured. To continue her work with assisting families, Amy is currently a Service Coordinator for First Steps and works directly with the therapist on her team to ensure that all families in the program are receiving the support they need.
Amy is passionate about helping others and assisting families in need. Through the mission of KCMO Angels, Amy is committed to making sure all children in the foster community feel valued and loved and that foster families know they supported and heard.
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter that you think”-Christopher Robin