Mr. Christopher Kloesz - Principal
Mrs. Antonette Aguilera - Assistant Principal
Ms. Natalie Angeron is a St. Pius X parishioner and parent of two SPX graduates. She received her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) from Wichita State University and still holds a license to practice in Kansas as well as in Ontario, Canada. Since marrying her husband in 2001, she has lived in Toronto, Canada, Savannah, Georgia and, of course, Greensboro. She moved with her family to Greensboro in 2008 and has been a St. Pius X parishioner since. She volunteers with both the school and church and has worked in the SPX Camps program since 2015.
Mrs. Rebecca Bennett is a 4th grade instructional assistant at St. Pius X school. She has an associate degree in Applied Science where she focused on Paralegal Technology. However, her true passion is working with children. This is her third year of leading summer camps at St. Pius X. She enjoys spending time with her family, loves attending and supporting theater arts, baking, and working on crafts. She is very excited about all the things that she has planned for her camps!
Mrs. Maria Bliss is a fourth grade teacher at St. Pius X School, as well as a parishioner and parent of two SPX graduates. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Guilford College she also has an Associates Degree with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the Community College of Rhode Island. She has taught both preschool (4 years) and elementary school (10 years). She moved with her family to Greensboro in 2005 with her husband of almost 27 years, Chuck, and her two daughters, Emily, a Senior at UNCG, and Kaitlyn, a Junior at Bishop McGuinness High School. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family and friends and two dogs, Lucy and Sophie.
Ms. Elizabeth Boles was a Fine Arts major at Western Carolina University and has been teaching art for the past 20 years. She currently teaches art and painting classes at Saint Pius X School, Rockingham Community College, Well Spring Retirement Community, and Brookdale Retirement Community. She serves as President for the Fine Arts Festival Association and is a representative for Grumbacher Art Supply Company and she currently has a piece displayed in the Madame Hancock exhibit at the MARC. She has painted over 50 murals and has been featured in books, magazines, and newspapers as well as a guest on local radio and TV shows. She was awarded the 2009 Grant for Artist Residency at Vermont Studio Center for the Arts and has won various awards in art shows and juried shows across the region. She has also had several of her art works copyrighted. She was also featured in the Greensboro News and Record on February 19, 2017. Ms. Boles takes pride in teaching young artists proper technique and enjoys seeing their love for art soar! Several of her art students travel far and wide to take her classes, as she has a genuine knack for teaching. She has taught art to students from ages 3 to 96 and enjoys every minute! In her free time, she loves to travel, paint, sketch, and create murals in her home. She believes any child with desire to create art, should have the opportunity. She brings her skills, methods, and experience to teaching her art students, hoping to give them the best start to a love of art .
Ms. Abby Farris is a Kindergarten teacher at Jesse Wharton and has taught Kindergarten for 21 years now. She grew up in Gastonia and graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. This is her third year of leading summer camps at St. Pius X. She enjoys spending time with her two kids, a rising 9th grader at Page and a rising 6th grader at Mendenhall. She also loves singing, dancing, crafts, reading, and playing sports. She is very excited about meeting her campers and teaching camp again this summer!
Mrs. Cindy Gebbia has been teaching Technology classes for the past 17 years. She taught Technology for 11 years at Forsyth Country Day School and 6 years at St. Pius X. She received her Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University. Mrs. Gebbia has been teaching Computer/STEM as well as Cooking summer camps at St. PIus X for the past 5 years. Mrs. Gebbia is originally from Rhode Island. She has three adult children, Erin, Lauren and Matthew, and has been married to her husband, Mike for 29 years. She enjoys cooking and baking for her family and spending time at the beach!
Mr. Matthew Gebbia is currently a rising junior undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is studying Communications with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, in addition to English and Comparative Literature with a concentration in Film Studies. Matthew has been working with the St Pius X Summer Camp staff as an assistant since 2018 and he is excited to be part of the SPX Summer Camp Community again this year. Matthew is also the son of Cindy Gebbia, the technology instructor at St Pius X. In his free time, Matthew enjoys spending time with his friends and family, as well as listening to podcasts and watching movies.
Coach Sarah Graves has been teaching summer camps since SPX Camps began, and is excited to bring lots of fun and energy to St. Pius Summer Camps again this year! She lives in Durham, NC and teaches elementary physical education in Raleigh. Coach Graves will be teaching and leading team sports, skill development, and a variety of games and activities during her camps throughout the summer. She is a former Varsity Women’s High School basketball coach, Wellness Leader, and coordinates basketball, running, and tennis programs for her students. Sarah is also a Beachbody coach working with adults to lead healthy lifestyles with their fitness and nutrition. In her free time Sarah loves heading east to Topsail Island and enjoying time on her boat, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends! Coach Graves can’t wait to spend weeks at camp motivating students to be active and practice new skills and games! If you like to move and play, check out one of Coach Graves' camps! You will surely need your sneakers tied and water to drink!
Mrs. Lucinda Hernandez is the Physical Education Instructional Assistant for Saint Pius X School. Originally from Sweetwater, TX, she has been an employee of Saint Pius X for the past 16 years, where she has served as a teacher assistant in 2nd grade, 5th grade, Middle School, Spanish, Physical Education, and in the After School Care program. Coach Hernandez has been a St. Pius X parishioner for 19 years, and has volunteered in the SPX Church Nursery during weekend Mass services for 12 years. She obtained her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development from GTCC. She has been a teacher and assistant for SPX Summer Camps for the past 16 years and is excited about teaching camps again this summer!
Mrs. Mary Ellen Liebal is a middle school math teacher at St. Pius X Catholic School. She has worked at St. Pius for 21 years, starting out as a teacher’s assistant and then a full time teacher after completing her teaching degree at Greensboro College. Mrs. Liebal earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. She and her husband Mike have two daughters who attended St. Pius School and graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. Megan is an Occupational Therapist, and Erin is a Mechanical Engineer. Mary Ellen enjoys reading, knitting, biking, hiking, camping, and time with family and friends. She is excited to be part of the SPX Summer Camp Community and wants your children to get excited about math!
Mrs. April Parker, M.Ed. is a teacher of over 20 years in both public and private elementary and middle school. April holds a bachelors and masters degree in elementary education from High Point University. April has taught grades K-5th, as well as being a pre-service adjunct college education professor at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. April is currently the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at St. Pius X School in Greensboro, North Carolina. April is not only an educator, but also a published author. She published her first young adult historical novel in 2005 entitled Watching the Innocent. Parker has gone on to publish articles in magazines such as Our State, The Mailbox Magazine, and The Catholic News and Herald. She has also collaborated on several educational books with The Education Company and Carson Delosa. April’s goals include completing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specific focus on reading instruction and children’s literature, as well as writing more educational materials for students and teachers.
Mrs. Jennifer Pavone is in her 16th year as a teacher assistant here at Saint Pius X School. She has worked with 5th grade and Middle School students and is in her 5th year as a third grade assistant. She loves getting to know her students and enjoys helping them to be the best they can be! She is a native of England and also lived in Italy for 15 years, where she gained citizenship and is fluent in Italian. Mrs. Pavone is looking forward to seeing both seasoned and new campers this year. Ciao!
Mrs. Julie Ray is new to Saint Pius X School this year. She is the middle school language arts teacher. Julie is a mother of three, a teacher, and a dog, book, and beach lover. She grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island with an elementary and special education degree. Julie also runs a nonprofit called Mary's Hope,Inc. that offers economic and educational support to children and their families in Santa Maria de Jesus in Guatemala. She lives in Winston Salem and is a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church. When Julie is not teaching, she is enjoying time with her husband, Chris, her daughter, Mary, and her two sons, C.J. and Robbie. She is very excited about the Saint Pius X Camp and sharing her love of books with children.
Coach Kristin Shelton received her Bachelor's degree from Guilford College, where she played point guard for the Women's Basketball Team. She is the Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director, Varsity Girls' Basketball, and Track Coach at Saint Pius X School. Coach Shelton’s Varsity Girls Basketball team remained undefeated for three seasons, and she was featured in several news articles in celebration of her accomplishments. Her basketball teams have won the PECSAA Tournament the last eight years, and the Shamrock Tournament Championship for the past seven years. Coach Shelton is the Lady Gaters Director of Coaching and Basketball Operations, and currently coaches the U17 Lady Gaters Team. Basketball is a huge passion of Coach Shelton's, as she comes from a family of basketball coaches. She grew up in the gym watching her father lead his team to several state championships. Coach Shelton was inducted into the Lyons High School Hall of Fame in October 2005. She is a HUGE Syracuse Orange fan and was honored to be inducted into the same Hall of Fame as Syracuse's current Men's Basketball Coach, Jim Boeheim. She is looking forward to the opportunity of helping your child pursue his or her dream of becoming the next great basketball star!
Angie Young is a 1st grade Instructional Assistant at St. Pius X School. This is her first year at St. Pius. She has a BS degree in Therapeutic Recreation, a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding, and use to be an EMT back in the day to “know extra first aid.” She has always loved working with children of all ages. This is her first year leading the acting camp and she couldn’t be more excited. Her daughters have grown up in the community theater world and she is excited about directing her first performance at St. Pius X. She enjoys spending time with her 3 daughters, husband, and dog Kaiser. When she isn’t in school, Angie loves camping with her family in their big RV, or crafting in her craft room. Mrs. Young is very excited to be a part of the 2021 St. Pius X summer Camps.
Chris Kloesz (Principal), Antonette Aguilera (Asst. Principal), Natalie Angeron, Liz Foster, Cindy Gebbia, Becky Parham, Bekki Reid, and Kristin Shelton
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