Amy has served as a member of the Forms Committee since 2008. She serves as a voice representing Southeast Minnesota.
Amy Adams earned a Master’s degree in Education from Winona State University. She completed her post-graduate licensure program for Director of Special Education at the University of Minnesota. She also has her Bachelor of Science degree with licensure in Elementary Education, Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped, and Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped from Mankato State University. Before pursuing her teaching degrees, Amy was a registered nurse through Rochester Community College.
In 1987, Amy left the field of nursing to become an elementary special education teacher for the Lewiston-Altura School District. During her tenure, she developed a fully inclusive program for students with severe disabilities. In 1995, Amy was awarded Teacher of the Year for the Lewiston-Altura School District. She began her administrative career as a special Special Education Coordinator and later served as the Director for the North Cluster Districts within Hiawatha Valley Ed District. Amy currently serves as the Director of Special Education for Winona Public Schools. During her career, Amy has served as a Board member for the Wabasha County Family Services Collaborative and the Winona County Developmental Achievement Center.
Amy’s greatest life accomplishment has been to raise both a perfect daughter and perfect son with her husband, David. Her children have given her much to be proud of… they each have served in the U.S. Army and have successful careers, and Becca has even provided her with the riches of two beautiful grandchildren. Outside of work, Amy enjoys doing anything outdoors with her husband, David, especially at their home in Minneiska. They love hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, riding motorcycle, snowmobiling, and traveling. Amy’s greatest pleasures are derived from spending quality time with her family. She enjoys visits to the family farm to see her parents, or connecting with one or more of her 15 brothers and sisters and their families throughout the state. However, being silly with the grandkids is definitely her favorite pastime!