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


August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

June 25, 2021

Playworks & Buffalo Sabres Partner for Girls Community Leadership Program ›

When the Buffalo Sabres Foundation was looking for ways to virtually engage their young fans after their Kids Club programming was canceled due to COVID, they turned to Playworks. Building off of the Sabres’ interest in introducing ice hockey to more girls, Playworks created the Girls Community Leadership Program. Dontae Privette, Playworks Community Engagement and…

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…