Mrs. Shannon Burghart is an Early Childhood Education Instructor at Guilford Technical Community College during the school year, and is thrilled to be Directing the St. Pius X Summer Camp program during the summers. She has a BA from Wake Forest University, a Master’s in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in Child and Family Policy from the University of Chicago. She has extensive experience directing early care and learning centers and believes very strongly in the value of developmentally appropriate education for children. Mrs. Burghart is a St. Pius X Parishioner and the parent of 2 children attending SPX school. Her goal for the summer camps is that every child be actively engaged and have a wonderful time learning new things and attaining new skills. She wants parents to feel confident when they drop their children off, knowing that not only will they be well cared for, but they will have a wonderful time and be excited to come back again.
Mrs. Erin Norris moved to Greensboro last year from Ohio with her husband as part of his job transfer. In addition to working in St. Pius After School Care, she is working on her masters in Elementary Education at UNCG. Prior to this, she worked for an insurance company. Her undergraduate degree is in Sales and Marketing from The University of Akron and she is very excited to be working St. Pius X summer Camps again!
Ms. Natalie Angeron is a St. Pius X parent and parishioner. 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 receiving her degree, she has lived in Kansas, Toronto, and Georgia. She moved with her family to Greensboro in 2008 and has been a St. Pius X parishioner and parent since. She volunteers with both the school and church and has held the position of Camp Administrative Assistant since Fall of 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!
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 .
Mr. Richard Devita, originally from Sarasota, FL, received his B.A. in Communication in 2017, and continued on to also receive his M. A. in Communication in 2018, both from High Point University. While he completes his M. A. T. in Elementary Education, also at High Point, he has worked at St. Pius X School, first as assistant in Learning Support, and now as an instructional assistant in Ms. Dickson’s 1st grade class. Helping and teaching kids is his passion! He is excited to be part of the SPX Summer Camps this year, preparing students for Middle and High school with study skills and organization techniques.
Leslie Eckle is a teacher, a mother, a creator, and a lover of life. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and taught preschool for many years before opting to stay home with her own children. During her years in the classroom, she spent summers at residential camps in both Maine and Wisconsin. Since leaving the classroom, she has furthered her education in mindfulness by becoming a 200 hour Registered Yoga Instructor. She has had the opportunity to train with the Baptiste Institute, and teach at Dancing Dog Yoga here in Greensboro. She has recently put all her passions together and created a small group preschool yoga program in the area, and she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and passion with SPX campers this summer!
Ms. Liz Foster is the middle school Language Arts teacher at St. Pius X. This is her sixth year at St. Pius. Additionally, Ms. Foster attended St. Pius for K-8th grade, where she played volleyball and basketball. She has coached these sports since the commencement of her employment. Ms. Foster received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UNCG, and received her Master of Education degree from Liberty University. She is a certified first responder (CPR/First Aid Certified) for the school. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading, playing sports, hiking, traveling, and the arts. Ms. Foster is excited to be a part of the 2019 St. Pius X Summer Camps.
Mrs. Cindy Gebbia has been teaching Technology classes for the past 16 years. She taught Technology for 11 years at Forsyth Country Day School and 5 years at St. Pius X. She received her Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University. 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 28 years. She loves cooking and baking for her family and enjoys spending time at the beach!
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!
Brandon Lloyd Hicks - This former Disneyland entertainer has over 15 years of experience working with children and adults on stage as an actor and director and is excited to bring his creative energy to the Ooey Gooey Kitchen Concoctions class. His work has taken him across the country and back again, and now he is ready to inspire your children to create, experiment, and have fun in the kitchen!
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!
Ms. Becky Parham is the middle school Science teacher at St. Pius X Catholic School. This is her 19th year teaching at St. Pius. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte, and completed her master’s degree at the College of Education at Illinois. Her son Carter is currently in the Navy, and her daughter, Caroline, teaches 4th grade. Becky enjoys traveling, time with family and friends, and clogging. She is excited to try new experiments and activities at camp this summer!
Mrs. April Parker, M.Ed. is a teacher of over 21 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, as well as writing more educational materials for students and teachers.
Mrs. Bekki Reid holds a bachelor of arts degree from UNCG and an Early Childhood Education degree from NCCU. She has taught for Head Start for 7 years in Greensboro and loves working with preschool through school age children. She loves to paint, do yoga, and spend time with her family. This will be her first year with St Pius summer camp.
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!
Chris Kloesz (Principal), Antonette Aguilera (Asst. Principal), Richard DeVita, Liz Foster, Cindy Gebbia, Becky Parham, Bekki Reid, and Kristin Shelton