Meet Coach Asha

  1. Updates

Coach Asha is a coach at PS 446 in Brooklyn. Coach Asha currently runs an informal Junior Coach program with her 3rd graders. The program is generally for 4th and 5th graders but Coach Asha felt that it was very important and necessary to provide the same leadership opportunities to her K-3 elementary school. Coach Asha has also facilitated a parent night earlier this month which included school staff, parents and students. It was a great night that really brought the community together through play. Shout out to Coach Asha!!!

About Coach Asha

Favorite cheer: “Why I Ate The Pie”

My kids and I like it so much we turned it into a song for the big jump rope section. After every line you yell out a trick.

Ex: “Why I ate the pie, I said, Why I ate the pie”… Criss Cross! (Then that person jumps with criss-crossed legs)

“Why I ate the pie, I said, Why I ate the pie”…One foot! (Then that person jumps on one foot)

Hand clap…eyes closed…eyes open…super fast

Favorite thing about Brooklyn: There’s an Empanada Truck on Atlantic ave (right outside the main train station) where their empanadas are filled with different ingredients. The Chicken & Cheese Empanada is my favorite!

If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?: If I could have any super power I’d pick Teleportation. I have traveled to different countries & islands but I hate flying. If I could just think of a place, snap my fingers, and Voila! I’m there! It would be the coolest thing ever.

More Updates


October 6, 2020

Using Play to Foster Social Connections and Physical Activity ›

Play isn’t just fun and games – it’s a vital aspect of our health and well-being. When we play, we engage our bodies, minds, and senses, creating opportunities for increased physical activity, learning, and connection with others. Play can even help relieve stress and support the development of important social-emotional skills, including communication and cooperation.…

September 3, 2020

How Equity, Trauma, and Play Intersect ›

The play opportunity gap Play is critical for healthy child development as it is a safe way for kids to experiment and practice building relationships and cooperating with others. And yet, even in normal circumstances before COVID-19, there wasn’t an equal opportunity for every kid to play. We need to make sure this disparity does…

August 14, 2020

Playful Ways to Build Relationships in 2020 ›

Rapport building is always key to a successful, engaging school year. When kids feel safe, empowered, and cared for, they are more likely to attend school, lean into their education, and develop critical social and emotional skills. This year, students around the country are going to school virtually, in-person with potential virtual experiences during COVID…