Meet Coach Mattie

  1. Updates

Coach Mattie joined the Playworks team this fall after graduating from Mcalester last spring with a degree in Latin American Studies.  Coach Mattie has now been bringing High-5s, Rock-Paper-Scissors, and laughs to recess for over four months, and she's got the hula hoop skills to prove it.  

What was your favorite recess game growing up: 
Oh!  I loved Kickball as a kid.  We had a big blacktop so I remember getting some really big games going. 

Has it changed now that you're a coach: 
Hmmm… That's hard!  I would have to say 4-square…or soccer.  Those are both super fun. 

What is the best part about being a coach: 
Seeing all of the kids everyday, being able to build meaningful relationships with so many of them, and getting to be a fun role model and mentor.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: 
Right now?  Greece.  It just looks so beautiful, and I love the history.  Plus, I'd love a chance to explore the rest of the Mediterranean region.  Turkey and Italy in particular. 

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June 9, 2020

Play At Home: Week of June 15, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Decision Making & Problem Solving Responsible Decision Making is the ability to make good decisions. Resources for the Week of June 15, 2020 Game of the Day Challenge Are you ready to #PlayAtHome? We are challenging students and families to learn and play one new game each day! This week’s…

May 27, 2020

Play At Home: Week of June 1, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Social Awareness & Perspective Taking Perspective-taking is the ability to see a situation from the viewpoint of another person–understanding their feelings, intentions, thoughts, or view of a particular situation. Resources for the Week of June 1, 2020 Game of the Day Challenge Are you ready to #PlayAtHome? We are challenging…

May 20, 2020

Play At Home: Week of May 25, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Social Awareness Social awareness is the ability to empathize with and understand the perspective of someone else, even though their background and culture might be different from yours. Resources for the Week of May 25, 2020 Game of the Day Challenge Are you ready to #PlayAtHome? We are challenging students…