Coach Brittany Makes Excellent Happen

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Coach Brittany is a returning program coordinator who embodies the mission and values of Playworks. Entering her second year with Playworks Massachusetts Coach Brittany graciously volunteered to help launch Playworks programming in Lawrence, nearly 30 miles away from Boston and the Playworks Massachusetts main office. During her time at the South Lawrence East Elementary School, Coach Brittany has made an incredible impact on school climate and student leadership. Additionally, Coach Brittany has taken on a leadership role in Lawrence by serving as a mentor to two first year coaches launching programming in Lawrence schools. Her dedication and hard work toward expanding Playworks throughout Massachusetts, has shown her desire for building a world with healthy play for every kid.

Last month, Coach Brittany spearheaded the initiative to transform the before school time into recess time for all students. Prior to Coach Brittany, the before-school time was a period that students would sit in line and wait to be allowed into their classrooms. Coach Brittany `noticed that this time was filled with arguments and disruptive behavior that was spilling into the classroom. Deciding to take the lead, Coach Brittany worked with her school administration to transform before school time into a safe, healthy and inclusive play time for all students. The principal from SLE Elementary is incredibly happy with Brittany’s idea, saying students now have another opportunity to release energy and increase physical activity. The students attending before school recess are beginning their school day on a positive note, going to their classrooms prepared and ready to learn.

Coach Brittany enjoys excellent communication with members of the school and guardians of Playworks students. Each day, Coach Brittany tries her best to check in with the majority of her students. If she notices that something seems to be troubling a student, she makes sure to bring it to the attention the teachers and guardians. Coach Brittany is committed to the Playworks Massachusetts movement. With her enthusiasm and great passion, we are confident Coach Brittany will continue to make excellent happen throughout Massachusetts.

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May 25, 2021

Recess Reboot at the Guilmette Elementary School ›

Playworks knows that recess is one of the most critical opportunities for students to be physically active, build core social-emotional skills, and build relationships with their peers. However, recess can often be a source of stress and chaos for schools – especially in light of new guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19. For some added…

Principal Coleen Smith
Principal Coleen Smith

May 24, 2021

Recess Rocks in RI prioritizes Rhode Island students’ health and well-being throughout COVID-19 crisis ›

Recess Champions program recognizes educators who have made play a priority   Recess Rocks in Rhode Island, a six-year old partnership of Playworks New England, the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), has launched an initiative to recognize school professionals who have made it a priority…

May 21, 2021

Six Boston Schools Receive $25,000 in Wellness Grants After Helping Get Boston Back in Motion ›

More Than 3,000 Students Participate in Month-Long Effort Aimed at Improving Health and Well-Being of Youth BOSTON  – Boston Back in Motion, an effort to get young people across Boston to stay active as schools transition back to in-person learning, on Friday awarded six Boston schools a total of $25,000 in wellness grants for participating…