September Staff-Member of the Month Chris Berg

  1. Updates

Assistant Principal Chris Berg has been a huge supporter of Playworks AZ, not only by being eager and willing to support Coach TJ to make the program successful, but also by being an active participant. You will often find Mr. Berg engaged in play, whether engulfed in a game of 4 square, leading and organizing 3 line soccer, encouraging high 5’s in every waiting line, or getting kids involved in all three recess areas. Triple digit temperatures are no match for Mr. Berg!

When Arizona decided to expand to a new district Mr. Berg was our champion, sharing the change his school has realized because of Playworks and identifying the right people for us to speak with. He has even been found tweeting photos of Amberlea students enjoying recess and Class Game Time.

His willingness to join in makes Chris a great role model for Amberlea students, and is helping to #EnergizeAZ.

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…