Most Valuable Player of the Month: Mr. Donovan

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Mr. Donovan is the assistant principal at Baker School in Brockton who supports Playworks Site Coordinator DC. Mr. Donovan takes an active role in recess, working alongside DC as Baker School's recess coach. He is outside for each recess and demonstrates healthy play by being engaged in each activity. More specifically, he is in the process of teaching double dutch as an activity for the older students at the school.

Mr. Donovan is a role model to all students, earning the respect of each student at the school. Additionally, Mr. Donovan encourages all staff members at his school to lead in an active, playful manner. Mr. Donovan supports every aspect of Playworks and is an incredible champion for Playworks in Brockton. We are lucky to have Mr. Donovan as an advocate for safe and healthy play.

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