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 Good News: SRU graduate teaches in Mexico City; introduces cricket to class 



SRU Good News for Oct. 27, 2009


SRU graduate teaches in Mexico City; introduces cricket to class


When Kelly Conron, who graduated from Slippery Rock University last spring as a physical education major, was taking her own physical education classes, she never expected her coursework would take her to Mexico City, let alone a second trip that would see her introduce the sport of cricket to students at the American School Foundation.

            But, that was just the case. 

Conron and recent fellow SRU graduates Dan Godshall, Kevin Rees and Emily Hendrickson returned to the school this year after being in Mexico last spring as part of their student teaching course work. The four are now involved in their first year of teaching.

As part of the return trip, Conron is teaching cricket to a class of sixth graders, including the grandson of Brian Gay, a veteran Mexico Cricket Association player. Gay has provided equipment and instruction to the students.

The September/October issue of The Newsletter of the Mexico Cricket Association, which includes Conron's story, also offers a photo of some of her players. 

The story tells of how Conron became interested in the game while taking classes at SRU and how her students at the American School are enjoying the game.    

"I would have never known of the sport if it hadn't been for my awesome education in the physical education department at SRU. I want to thank and commend my professors who prepared me so well to make a difference in teaching," Conron wrote in a recent e-mail.


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