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


July 17, 2020

Prioritize a trauma-sensitive approach for the 2020-21 school year ›

Playworks believes in a trauma-sensitive approach Educators should focus on providing a trauma-sensitive approach to the reopening of school. Students are all having different experiences right now. For some students, the shutdown of schools due to COVID has provided them with a welcome reprieve from toxic situations or stressors. For others, it has created an…

July 16, 2020

Safe Return to Play & Recess Guidelines ›

Playworks is helping schools continue to reimagine recess. For the past 24 years, Playworks has partnered with elementary schools to help kids stay active and build valuable social-emotional skills through play. As schools prepare re-opening plans, we want to help provide resources for implementing both in-school and virtual play or recess experiences. We developed Recess…

July 10, 2020

Playworks Partners with The WNET Group on Camp TV ›

Premiering Nationwide on Public Television Beginning July 13 Playworks announced a content partnership with The WNET Group’s Camp TV, a new one-hour public television series that brings the day camp experience to children nationwide weekdays beginning Monday, July 13 on public television (check local listings). In the New York metro area, Camp TV premieres Monday,…