Hello, my name is Kelly Conron and I will be teaching 9th grade Wellness and Physical Education at State College High School this year. Wellness and fitness has been a passion of mine since attending State College High School as a student (2005). The influential teachers and great athletic programs that State High provided me, fostered my love for lifelong fitness, health and education. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education and a minor in Coaching from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2009. In December of 2016, I earned a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Wellness and Fitness from California University of Pennsylvania.
I have been teaching Health and Physical Education for the past 10 years, 3 of those years were spent in Mexico City, Mexico teaching at The American School Foundation and 5 of those years were spent in Atlanta, Georgia teaching at Fulton County Schools.
My participation in sports have involved both playing and coaching cross country and fast pitch softball competitively and various other sports recreationally.
In my adult life, my favorite activity is long distance running and racing. I have run 10 marathons and I am currently training for my 11th in New York City, in early November. Having grown up in beautiful Happy Valley, I have a true appreciation for the outdoors. Hiking, biking, paddle boarding and cross country skiing are a few of my favorite outdoor activities. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, practicing yoga and being with family and friends.
I am looking forward to this school year and teaching students about the importance of leading an active, healthy lifestyle.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Let’s make this a great year :)