Meet our Coach of the Month – Coach Reesey!!

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Congratulations Coach Reesey for being named September Coach of the Month! Coach Ressey is entering her second year as the Program Coordinator at Lakewood Elementary, where she has been a vital asset to the school. With her high energy, smile and wisdom, she creates a safe and happy place for kids to enjoy recess! 

What is your favorite Playworks Game? Switch!

What is your previous experience working with kids? I have been working with children for the past eight years! I started out as "The Local Babysitter/ Nanny" and with that experience I moved on to getting a job at the Ymca and with all of the experience I gained there I landed an awesome job with Playworks NorthCarolina and have been rocking it out at recess for over a year now!

What drew you to being a Playworks Coach? The Program Coordinator position was everything I wanted in a job! The added plus is that I am able to put my own creative touch on the things that I do at my school.

What excites you most about the Playworks Program? The reward of knowing that I am able to reach such a BIG number of kids each and every day in just 30 minutes is what excites me! I have the opportunity to provide them some FUN during their school day and I know that recess is something they look forward to every day.

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