Playworks Texas Coaches of the Month

  1. Updates

 Coach Will

Coach William Lindsey, Cummings Elementary

Nominated by Nia Abdallah, Program Manager:

“Will came into 2018 with a bang! His rapport with the students and staff of Cummings has really shined. Everything he touches is a success.

He works hard and from the moment he hits the campus you can see it. He modeled what Playworks at a school is supposed to look like.

Not only are kids and staff active, but they have picked up the values of Playworks in and out of recess. Great job coach Will. Keep being an awesome leader!!!!!!”



Coach Cirbey

Coach Cirbey Francis, Ridgemont Elementary

Nominated by Courtney Hill, Program Manager:

“Our February Coach of the Month is Cirbey Francis! He started this year as a Flex Coordinator visiting all of the Dream Team’s campuses until he began serving at Ridgemont Elementary. With a background in coaching sports all over Houston, Cirbey has a passion for seeing youth grow.

Since he’s been a Roadrunner, Cirbey has done nothing but bring the Playworks core values to his students! Not only does he run regular programming but has created other leagues for students.

Taking on a school in the middle of the year can be nerve racking but Coach Cirbey made it look easy. His fun personality and work ethic make him a huge asset to our team! Let’s give a big Southside Clap for Cirbey!”



More Updates

May 20, 2020

Play At Home: Week of May 25, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Social Awareness Social awareness is the ability to empathize with and understand the perspective of someone else, even though their background and culture might be different from yours. Resources for the Week of May 25, 2020 Game of the Day Challenge Are you ready to #PlayAtHome? We are challenging students…

Kids playing outdoors
Kids playing outdoors

May 15, 2020

How schools can approach recess in the 2020 school year ›

How can principals incorporate COVID-19 lessons into recess next school year? 1. Teach games that allow for physical distance. Educators can/should intentionally plan recesses that enable kids to play while meeting expectations for social or physical distance. 2. Prepare for virtual game facilitation. Kids can continue to have access to play during the school day…

May 13, 2020

Play At Home: Week of May 18, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Self-Regulation Self-regulation is the ability to successfully manage our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Resources for the Week of May 18, 2020 Game of the Day Challenge Are you ready to #PlayAtHome? We are challenging students and families to learn and play one new game each day! This week’s Game Challenge…