Jasailey is a 4th grade Junior Coach at the Hernandez Elementary School in Dorchester. Coach Kayleigh, the AmeriCorps Coach at the Hernandez, nominated Jasailey as Junior Coach of the Month because of all her hard work and consistency in the Junior Coach Program.
Junior Coach Jasailey has never missed a training and always shows up ready to learn. During her recess shifts, her fun and energetic personality shines through. She is always supportive of other kids at recess, and she has fun with the job while taking it very seriously. Jasailey is a role model for both her peers and younger students at the Hernandez.
Recently, Coach Kayleigh has been teaching her Junoir Coaches about how acts of kindness can make an impact on the school community. According to Coach Kayleigh, “Jasailey demonstrates multiple acts of kindness every day, such as good sportsmanship, giving out high-fives, and cheering on students even if they make a mistake. The 2nd-grade class loves her and she is an excellent role model for them!”
We are proud to have Jasailey on our Playworks team at the Hernandez. We know she will continue to be a kind and positive influence in her school for the rest of the year.
Q & A with Junior Coach Jasailey
Q: How does it feel to be selected as the Junior Coach of the Month?
It’s exciting! Kind of different because it’s never happened before.
Q: What’s your favorite part about being a Junior Coach?
Getting to learn and teach kids new games.
Q: What have you learned from Coach Kayleigh at Junior Coach Training?
The A B and C’s of Junior Coaching. A is Attention getters, B is Basic rules and C is Call-and-response. These are helpful because sometimes I’m very energetic and call-and-response is not usually my thing, so I remember those in my head so I can be confident.
Q: What is a piece of advice you would give to other Junior Coaches who want to be successful?
To have fun and not be down when you’re around kids. It’ll just give them bad vibes.
Q: What is your favorite game to play at recess?
I like to play Four Corners, where there’s going to be a person in the middle closing their eyes counting to 15. Everyone else will run to corner one, two, three, or four and then the person closing their eyes will call one number. Then all the people in that corner are out. You can play during indoor and outdoor recess.