Meet our Coaches

  1. Updates

 

Coach Arone, AmeriCorps Member

Cesar Chavez School, Portland Public School District

Favorite Sport: Soccer

 

 

 


Coach Courtney

Alder, Reynolds School District

Favorite Sport: Basketball

 

 

 


Coach Chelsea

Grout Elementary, Portland Public School District

Favorite Game: BUMP

 

 

 


Coach Erik

Reedville Elementary, Hillsboro School District

Favorite Sport: Hockey

 

 

 


Coach Fitz (AnnMarie,) AmeriCorps Member

Lent School, Portland Public School District

Favorite Sport: Soccer

 

 

 


Coach Jake,  AmeriCorps Member

Marysville School, Portland Public School District

Favorite Sport: Soccer

 

 

 


Coach Katie

Rigler School, Portland Public School District

Favorite Sport: Soccer

 

 

 


Coach Laura, AmeriCorps Member

Mill Park, David Douglas School District

Favorite Game: Capture the flag

 

 

 


Coach Loni, AmeriCorps Member

Chief Joseph/Ockley Green, Portland Public School District

Favorite Game: Kickball

 

 

 


Coach Mark Lee, AmeriCorps Member

Lincoln Park, David Douglas School District

Favorite Game: Wiffle ball

 

 

 


Coach Martin,  AmeriCorps Member

Jason Lee School, Portland Public School District

Favorite Game: Everybody-is-It tag

 

 

 


Coach Melissa, AmeriCorps Member

Kelly Elementary School, Portland Public School District

Favorite Game: Magic tag

 

 

 


Coach Molly

Vestal School, Portland Public School District

Favorite Game: Kick the can

 

 

 


Coach Natalie, AmeriCorps Member

King School,  Portland Public School District

Favorite Game: Switch

 

 

 


Coach Ruby

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Portland Public School District

Favorite Game: Football and basketball

 

 

 


Coach T (Tim)

Gilbert Park, David Douglas School District

Favorite Game: Wall ball

 

 

 


Coach Tami

Brookwood Elementary, Hillsboro School District

Favorite Game: Foursquare

 

 

 


Coach Wes

Beach School, Portland Public School District

Favorite Sport: Basketball and soccer

 

More Updates


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February 4, 2022

Believe in Me Foundation Visits with Playworks ›

Julie Wukelic, from the Believe in Me Foundation for Kids, visited with our ED Asia Wisecarver and SC Paige Evans last week. Playworks PacNW was recently rewarded with a $5,000 grant from the foundation. This grant will allow us to continue our work with schools in the Spokane area. We look forward to working with…

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…

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…