Ms. Allen is an amazing first grade teacher at the East Somerville Community School with Playworks Site Coordinator Caroline. She can always be found with a smile and playful personality during the school day. Ever since the first time Playworks entered the East Somerville Community School, Ms. Allen has been a huge supporter of Playworks. Not only is she incredibly active herself, but she continues to stay active at recess alongside students. She fully embraces the Playworks core values of healthy and safe play.
Ms. Allen encourages safe play at recess by ensuring that students are using the play structure in a safe and inclusive manner. Additionally, she is the first teacher to jump in and play a game at recess with her students, no matter how wacky the game. In addition to her playfulness at recess, she is a huge advocate for the Junior Coach program. She continues to build up students’ confidence and self-esteem through compliments and encouragement. With her playful personality, commitment to living a healthy lifestyle, and her mentorship to Junior Coaches, Ms. Allen helps energize education at the East Somerville Community School.