Meet Coach Brandi

  1. Updates

Brandi Parker is in her first year as coach at a B.R.I.C.K Peshine Elementary School in Newark, NJ. Brandi has five years of Playworks experience running through her bones. In Brandi's time as Program Coordinator at B.R.I.C.K Peshine, Brandi has implemented smooth transitions into the building after recess, Jr. Coaches supporting recess and giving High Fives, run a successful indoor recess, and is working hard to get a grant approved to have the recess space repaved. Shout out to Coach Brandi!!!

About Brandi

Favorite Game: Jedi Mind Trick

Favorite Cheer: The Banana Cheer

Favorite Thing about Newark: The people…I love meeting, talking to and getting to know new people. There is always something to learn. The residents of Newark that I have met have been so welcoming and open it has made working in Newark daily an absolute pleasure!

If you could have any super power: what would it be and why?: I would love to be able to Self-Replicate…the ability to make several copies of myself to get things done quickly so I have more time for the things that really matter like being of service or spending quality time with my sons

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

January 25, 2021

The Difference a Caring Adult Makes in the City of Good Neighbors ›

“Schools are going weeks without hearing from kids. Calling it a tragedy doesn’t do it justice. Even if kids are safe, they’re still lost kids because they aren’t connected,” Tyler Davis, Playworks Site Coordinator in Buffalo, NY, explains about kids in the pandemic who haven’t been attending school virtually. At the end of the pandemic,…