Meet Coach Kerry

  1. Updates

This is Coach Kerry's second year as an official Recess Rockstar.  When she isn't leading recess or teaching a Class Game Time, Coach Kerry can be found in the hallways handing out high-fives to students and staff alike, encouraging healthy community.  She has also been known to put on a penguin suit and lead the whole school in the Cha Cha Slide during assemblies.  

What was your favorite recess game as a kid:
Kickball was da bomb when I was in school.

Has it changed now that you're a coach:
I still like kickball, but my favorite game now is probably Bethune Football.  I play it with the younger kids by throwing a football down the field.  Whoever touches the football first gets to run with it until they get tagged (two hand touch).  Then they bring it back to me for another round.

What is the best part of being a coach: 
Seeing all of the kids smiling and having fun.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go:
Australia.  It's been my life-long dream to be a surfer!

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.…