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Meet Our President & Principal

St. Pius X has a dual leadership President-Principal Model. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the school and is the school’s outward facing leader. Responsibilities of the President include:

  • Mission and Vision
  • Advancement
  • Alumni Relations
  • Enrollment Management
  • Operations and Facilities
  • Finance

The Principal is the Chief Operating Officer of the school and is responsible for the day to day operations of the school. The Principal’s responsibilities include:

  • Academics
  • Curriculum
  • Student Life
  • Discipline
  • Accreditation

President

Aaron Parr

Aaron Parr

Class of 2006
President

In April 2023, Aaron Parr was appointed President of St. Pius X. Mr. Parr is a 2006 graduate and has worked at St. Pius since 2011. A lifelong educator, he has been a history teacher, Head Boys’ Basketball Coach, and most recently served as the schools’ Director of Enrollment. His favorite parts of working in education are forming relationships with the students and watching those students go out into the world and use their passions to serve others. His wife, Katie, is also a St. Pius X graduate, and they are proud parents of Emory Rose, Avery, and Evangeline. His family are parishioners at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Decatur.

Principal

Edye Simpson

Edye Simpson

Principal

In February 2020, Edye Simpson was named Principal of St. Pius X, following 17 years of serving this school community as Dean of Student Life. Dr. Simpson is well-respected in the Pius community and is a valued member of the administrative team. She has been working in the education field for nearly 30 years and appreciates the culture and traditions of St. Pius X. As Dean of Student Life, she was involved in many different areas of students’ lives, from discipline to listening to students’ concerns, to training teachers. She served as liaison for diversity and inclusion, helping coordinate the works of our student, parent, and faculty committees. As a parent of a recent graduate, Dr. Simpson understands firsthand the many ways a Pius education prepares our young people for college and life.