Hello everyone, my name is Carolyn Themel and I am the Playworks program coordinator at Sense (Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence) Charter School in Indiana. One interesting thing about Sense Charter is that it was a drum manufacturing facility before it was converted into a school. I have seen an immense change from when I first started; I love seeing the transformation within my school and students. I look forward to continually introducing new games to my students and watch as they “try it on” and make games of their own.
My favorite recess game so far is Hot Shot Soccer. My kids really love shooting penalty shots and we have a competition going on to see who can block the most shots on cones.
There were many things that drew me to Playworks: I love coaching kids because it is immensely rewarding to help instill an athletic skill, personal confidence and achievement within another person. I am a big advocate against bullying, and I love that Playworks is committed to building character through recess and inclusion.