COACH SPOTLIGHT : Penny Dersham-Henry

Name: Penny Dersham-Henry

Hometown: Brighton, CO

Age: 45

Favorite Hobbies: reading, running, making jewelry/crafts

Profession: 4th grade math/science/social studies teacher

Favorite GOTR Energy Award: All of them!

How long have you been involved with Girls on the Run? 3 seasons

What inspired you to get involved with GOTR Rockies? To get myself motivated to train for the Colfax Marathon relay.

What’s the most rewarding thing about being involved? Watching the girls learn & blossom

What do you think the girls learn during their time in the program? Self confidence & kindness

A memorable Girls on the Run moment? When running the 5K with 2 5th graders and they met their time goal.

What’s your favorite day of the season? practice 5K & the 5K

Why should other women get involved? To make a difference in a child’s life and to begin to change the way society views women & girls.