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Jenniffer M. Kapp, M.S., LPC
Director of Guidance & Counseling
Mrs. Kapp, MS, LPC, has worked at St. Pius X since 2002, and as Director of Guidance and Counseling since 2008. In addition to her current role, Mrs. Kapp has served the SPX community as head cheerleading coach (2002-2004) and dance assistant (2002-2003). She received her Bachelor of Arts from Winthrop University (Psychology major and Dance minor) and a Master of Science degree from Georgia State University in professional counseling. Outside of school, Mrs. Kapp works as a Licensed Professional Counselor in a private practice and teaches Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP).  Mrs. Kapp and her three sisters are all St. Pius X graduates. Mrs. Kapp lives in Dunwoody with her husband and children. Email Mrs. Kapp.

Chuck Byrd, M.S.
Professional School Counselor
Chuck Byrd is a counselor and the Director of Admissions at St. Pius X. He is also the long-time coach of the very successful boys’ tennis team.  Mr. Byrd has three children (Roshan, Kristoff, Devin) who attended St. Pius. He is also the proud grandfather of 3 wonderful boys and a fantastic girl. All of them pray that they will someday get into St. Pius.  Mr. Byrd and his wife, Lynn, live in Berkeley Lake, GA. Lynn is a retired teacher of gifted children in Gwinnett County.  Mr. Byrd’s hobbies include travel, biking, sailing and teasing his grandkids. Email Mr. Byrd.

Meredith A. Miller, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Professional School Counselor
Dr. Miller has been at St. Pius X since 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education summa cum laude from University of Georgia. She taught English at both the middle and high school levels while pursuing her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in April 2007. Specialty areas include women's issues, parenting education, and eating disorders. Her passions also include canine-assisted therapy and companion animal rescue and rehabilitation. She also coaches Varsity cheerleading, chaperones international mission trips, and teaches Systematic Training for Effective Parenting at St. Pius and in the local community. Dr. Miller lives in Atlanta with husband and dogs. Email Dr. Miller.

Arline Umpierre, M.Ed.
Professional School Counselor
Mrs. Umpierre received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University and a Master's in School Counseling from American Public University.  Prior to coming to St. Pius X, she was both a school counselor and teacher for Gwinnett County Schools.  Mrs. Umpierre lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.  Outside of school, she enjoys playing tennis and decorating. 

Mary Pat Martin, LCSW, MAT
Professional School Counselor
Mrs. Martin is a SPX alum and SPX Junior Varsity Track coach (2010-present).  Mrs. Martin loves running and eating chocolate.  She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Georgia State University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia, and a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Mercer University.  Mrs. Martin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified School Social Worker and Teacher in Georgia.  She has experience working as a medical social worker and school counselor.  Prior to coming to SPX, she was both a school counselor and teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary school for over ten years.  Mrs. Martin lives in Atlanta with her four children.  Both her husband and son are also SPX alum and two of her daughters are current students.  She can be reached at mpmartin@spx.org.  Email Mrs. Martin.

Jane Gennaro Udell
Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Udell has been at St. Pius X since 2001.  She is a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Business School in New York. Mrs. Udell lives in East Cobb with her husband, Ed, and is the proud parent of: Chris '03, Matt '05, Patrick '09, and Joanna '11 (Thompson). Email Mrs. Udell.