Founder – Becky Riddle
Becky Riddle is a Physical Education teacher and volleyball coach at Cairo American College. Prior to relocating to Cairo, Egypt, she taught 7 years of girls physical education at Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Becky holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Utah and a masters degree in Administrative Leadership from Sierra Nevada College. She was a multi-sport varsity athlete in high school, competing in Volleyball, Basketball and Track. After graduating high school she attended the University of Utah on a track and field scholarship where she broke the school record and was selected to the All-Mountain West Conference team. While at CAC, Becky founded an organization called Girls Get Strong that utilizes community resources to empower young women in health and fitness and athletics. Becky is passionate about using health and fitness to build self-confidence in her students and athletes.
The current model:
Advisory Committee – Originally comprised of 7 representatives from each grade in the high school. This year we’ve expanded to include at least 1 representative from 6, 7, and 8th grades. The advisory committee holds bi-weekly meetings to discuss the status of the athletics teams and upcoming events.
Local Volunteers – Experts in counseling, health and beauty, leadership, nutrition, personal training, and physiotherapy facilitate workshops at GGS conferences. There are also a wide variety of fitness instructors leading different fitness activities at GGS events.