Coach Amariah is August’s Corps Member of the Month!

  1. Updates

August Corps Member of the Month: Coach Amariah

Playworks Utah is kicking off our new school year with a new Corps Member of the Month. Coach Amariah has been awarded the honor of the Golden Trophy for the month of August. As a Corps Member last year, Coach Amariah rocked programming at Bell View Elementary and this year she explores new horizons as our Flex Coach. The true embodiment of a Flex Coach, she was an amazing resource for new and returning coaches alike throughout our intensive 2-week preservice training. Her innovative ideas and insights into program details are sure to be a boone for all of our current coaches as she visits their schools throughout the year. A brief bio of Coach Amariah can be found on our Coaches page, but here are some interesting facts about her:

What is your favorite game or sport?

Gaga Ball and Basketball

What is your guilty pleasure TV show?

Vampire Diaries

Tell us two fun facts about yourself.

I am left handed and I have two dogs.

What are your favorite activities outside of Playworks?

Walking/playing with my dogs, disc golf, swimming, and watching Hulu or Netflix.

Tell us about a defining moment in your life.

Graduating college was a real defining moment in my life. I know it is for most people, but growing up with a teen mom was hard. The day I graduated college made all the difference in the world in my life. If I can get through my childhood and college, I can do anything.

More Updates


Teacher in classroom
Teacher in classroom

May 13, 2021

Playworks and the Community Foundation of Utah Join Forces to Play it Forward ›

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Playworks and the Community Foundation of Utah Join Forces to Play it Forward Salt Lake City, UT—May 11, 2021—Playworks announced today that it has joined forces with the Community Foundation of Utah to offer immediate relief to Computer Science educators throughout the state with strengthening classroom experiences through fun, engaging play-based resources. …

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…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…