Playworks Massachusetts Teacher of the Month, Ms. Wagner

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Ms. Wagner is a rock star 4th grade teacher and huge supporter of Coach Kaleigh at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Dorchester. Ms. Wagner fully embodies all of Playworks core values and demonstrates healthy community by welcoming anyone into her classroom with open arms. On Coach Kaleigh's first day of school, she welcomed Coach Kaleigh with a huge smile and high-five, expressing to her class how excited she was to meet Coach Kaleigh. This incredible greeting helped Coach Kaleigh build a strong rapport with all of the students in the school.
 
Ms. Wagner is consistently showcasing her fun, loving, and cheerful personality to everyone in the school, whether it is in the classroom or on the playground. She works hard to build a wonderful relationship with her students and earns their respect through actively participating in Playworks games. She is always challenging her class to be creative and helping them learn in a fun way, often incorporating a fitness routine into a generic classroom lesson. Ms. Wagner is the perfect role model for her students and is a wonderful support system for Coach Kaleigh. Ms. Wagner supports every aspect of Playworks and her playful nature with students is admirable. 
 
 

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