November/December Superhero of the Month

  1. Updates

Coach Kelsey is in her third year with Playworks Arizona. After serving as a coach for two years, Coach Kelsey has transitioned into a site-coordinator role serving four TeamUp schools in Scottsdale, AZ. She has been the key component in making TeamUp programs successful and though she has very diverse pod of schools, she has built strong rapport with students, teachers, principals, and staff at each site. She is not only a power coach but also a school-wide supporter, as she attends extra programs and events at each of her schools.

Coach Kelsey has been an instrumental part in two very successful beautification projects. She not only shows up with enthusiasm but also shares her experiences with the volunteers. Kelsey’s energy is so contagious that her program manager hears positive feedback from students and staff at each of her schools when visiting. They cannot say enough about the amount of support, structure, follow-up, and consistency that she brings each week. Substitute teachers have thanked her for the games they now use in classrooms when they are substituting at all their schools.

Kelsey has the biggest heart and love of Playworks. She genuinely cares about each and every person she works with at the schools. When she is not at her schools, she sends text messages, emails, and has consistent communication with her recess coaches and managers to ensure things are going well. Kelsey performs at 110% every single day and places her schools’ and students’ needs above everything. We are proud to honor Coach Kelsey in 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.…