Playworks Georgia Honored at Fulton County Legacy of Excellence Awards

  1. Updates
Program Manager Shakira Rahman, Principal Taylor Pratt, and Coach Chauntel “Tel” Herrod at the Legacy of Excellence Awards

On November 10, 2017, Playworks Georgia was recognized as a 2017 Blue Ribbon Partner at the Fulton County Legacy of Excellence Awards Luncheon. Blue Ribbon Partners are recognized for their outstanding relationship with their partner school.

Fulton County Schools hosts the Legacy of Excellence Awards each fall to recognize outstanding principals, teachers, professionals, and community partners at every school. Principals, teachers, and professionals are nominated by their peers for their commitment to excellence in education, and community partners are nominated by schools for their contributions to Fulton County Schools. This year, Principal Taylor Pratt at Mary M. Bethune Elementary School nominated Playworks Georgia for the award.

Principal Taylor Pratt shared why he nominated Playworks Georgia: “I’ve been most impressed with the consistency of the program. There are a lot of great programs out there that do a lot of great things but they don’t always have the staying power. There’s no silver bullet for the problems our schools and our students are facing, but Playworks Georgia, first with Coach S and now with Coach Tel, puts the right people in the right place.”

Playworks Georgia is grateful for Principal Pratt’s leadership and all the teachers and students we work with every day at Bethune Elementary. We are excited to continue building on this amazing partnership and to bring out the best in every kid through the power of play.

More Updates


Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school
Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of…

September 17, 2019

Playworks Junior Coach Program named in DOJ’s ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.  The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or…

Round Up Your Change To Help Kids Play

June 6, 2019

Round Up Your Change To Help Kids Play ›

Did you know that there are over 104,000 elementary age kids in Georgia? Many of these kids don’t get to experience regular recess and the opportunity to learn essential life skills that will set them up for success in the 21st Century Global Workforce. Playworks has partnered with SoftGiving to provide a platform for anyone to contribute to the success…