Fidelis Teixeira with his students at the Joyce Kilmer K-8 School.
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Recreational play might seem like an innate behavior in every child, but for Fidelis Teixeira, site coordinator for Playworks New England, this isn’t always the case in his line of work. Teixeira, known among students as Coach Fidelis, is in the business of having fun. More specifically, he trains teachers, recess monitors and children on how to play, whether it be kickball, four-square or other lesser-known activities like “Mr. Fox” or “sprout ball.”