Founder & Student Advisor – Becky Riddle
Becky Riddle is a physical education teacher and track and field coach at Cairo American College. Before relocating to Cairo, Egypt, she taught 7 years of girls’ physical education in Las Vegas, Nevada. Becky holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science a master’s degree in Administrative Leadership. She is currently working on a second master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on School Counseling. She was a multi-sport varsity athlete in high school and earned an NCAA Division One scholarship in track and field. While at CAC, Becky founded the program Girls Get Strong to utilize the communities resources to empower young women to be healthy.
The student advisory committee consists of 5-10 female students in grades 9-12, with at least one representative per grade level. The board is responsible for the sustainability of Girls Get Strong. They handle essential governance items such as goal setting, promotion, event planning, and fundraising. The Executive Board meets weekly, typically during lunchtime, with additional meeting times scheduled. The group should be structured to capitalize on all members’ strengths. Members of the Executive Board are heavily invested in the overall operation of Girls Get Strong.
The Girls Get Strong conference committee comprises 10-15 female students in grades 6-12, with at least one representative per grade level. Members of the conference committee will work with the executive board to plan and execute GGS’s annual Health and Fitness Conference. The conference committee will meet at least four times per school year, with a strong preference for meetings on the weekend or during the week after practice. The executive board will set the meeting dates and times at the beginning of the school year.
Student Involvement Timeline
September: Available advisory positions are posted to students in grades 9-12, and student applications are collected.
October: Applications are screened by the advisor and returning advisory members. Candidates are selected for interviews, and new members are announced.
January: An all-call for conference committee members is shared with students in grades 7-21. Applications are collected and screened by the advisory committee.
February: Conference committee members receive their assignments and attend conference planning meetings.