Alice Geiss is a professional counselor and has been a school counselor in Wake County since 1997. She has earned her National Board Certification in Counseling. Prior to coming to Olive Chapel Elementary School, Mrs. Geiss was a counselor at Oak Grove Elementary School in Durham County and Jackson Park Elementary School in Cabarrus County. This is her 27th year as a school counselor. Mrs. Geiss received her undergraduate degree from Potsdam College in New York State and her Master's degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has been married to her husband David for almost 34 years and has one child named Jessica. Jessica attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is presently an English teacher. The family has two dogs, named Choo-Choo and Oki. When not at school, Mrs. Geiss enjoys UNC Tarheel football and spending time at the beach.
Christine Martin Byers
This is my third year at Olive Chapel Elementary and I am grateful to be a part of the OCE team. This year I will be working with all tracks via individual, small group and classroom guidance. I graduated from NCSU with a Bachelor's in Sociology and a Master’s in Education/School Counseling. I am also a part time clinical therapist which allows me to help others outside of the school environment. I live in Apex with my two son’s ages 15 and 19 along with two of the sweetest dogs named Scooter and Ivy. My hobbies include anything outdoors...running, hiking, walking, biking, kayaking, swimming, gardening, and camping just to name a few. My stress reliever is baking, cooking, running, and meditation. My passion is practicing mindfulness and helping children learn mindfulness as well, which is part of one of many in class guidance programs Mrs. Geiss and myself will be teaching this year. It is my goal to help kids rise above any perceived obstacles that keep them from growing into loving, respectful, kind, smart, and compassionate human beings. It is my philosophy that all children have the potential to learn and it is our job as educators, parents, as well as our community to make sure we do all we can to help them become successful on all levels of growth. I am looking forward to a great year. Thank you for trusting me with your children for it is a great honor.