Unruh Kristy

Kristy UnruhKristy Unruh

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
Great Beginnings - Barry School


Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Kristy Unruh, and I am the Early Childhood Special Education Teacher located at Barry School in the Platte County R-III School District. I hold dual certification in Elementary Education as well as Early Childhood Special Education and I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Applied Science in Assessment with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have over 20 years of experience in working with children in general education and with special needs. 

My husband Greg and I have lived in the district since 2005, and have three children. Our oldest son Gabriel, a 2014 graduate of PCR-III, was active in band, student council, and the Interact Club. This year my daughter Amelia starts sixth grade at Barry School and my youngest son Barrett will be in the fourth grade at Pathfinder Elementary. Prior to teaching in the district, I had been blessed with the opportunity to volunteer and get to know a diverse population of children and families with the activities and clubs with which I have been involved. Because of these positive experiences, my family and I made the long-term decision to remain in the district and become a more integral part. Outside of school, my family and I love to travel and try new things. And we're big fans of all things Kansas City - love the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC, Mavericks, BBQ, going to Union Station, KC Zoo, and volunteering in the community! 

I believe one of the most important things we can do for your child is to maintain good communication between home and school. Please know that I am always willing to listen to any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s success within my classroom. 

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-436-9623 x. 3146