School Leadership

Chris Meyercord

Chris Meyercord, President

A 1988 Bellarmine graduate, Chris Meyercord has served as Bellarmine’s president since 2015, and previously served as principal, assistant principal, and admissions director. Meyercord also teaches in the English department and helped found Bellarmine’s immersion trip to Tijuana. A graduate of Stanford University, Meyercord earned his B.A. in English with Honors and a Master of Liberal Arts.


Rod Jemison, Principal

Rod Jemison, Principal

Rod Jemison’s career in education includes being the founding head of school of United World College ISAK Japan (UWC ISAK Japan), Upper School director, Upper School dean of students, and teacher at La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, California; and teaching positions at The Branson School in Ross, California; Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee; and Kurikoma Junior High School in Miyagi, Japan. He received his Master of Arts in Literature from Tennessee State University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at Morehouse College. Mr. Jemison was appointed national co-chair of the 2010 National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color and Student Diversity Leadership Conference and created and led implementation of a strategic plan to address issues of diversity involving students, parents, faculty, and staff.


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Bridgit McGarry, Assistant Principal for Academics

Bridgit McGarry joined the Bellarmine administration in July 2017 after serving as principal of St. Lawrence Academy for three years and as principal of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools prior to that. She was an educator at Notre Dame High School for 13 years and remains an adjunct professor at USF where she has taught since 2002. Bridgit has a Master of Art in Education from USF and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Saint Mary’s College.



Brian Adams, Vice President for Advancement

After careers in media and public relations, Brian Adams came to Bellarmine in January 2007. His background has been instrumental in his role related to marketing, communications, and community relations. At San Jose State University, he received a B.A. in Radio/Television Broadcasting with Distinction and Honors in Theatre Arts, and a Master of Science in Mass Communications.


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Ron Miller, Chief Financial Officer

After a lengthy career in the tech sector, Ron Miller has served as Bellarmine’s CFO since August 2014. Prior to joining the school, Miller held senior leadership positions with several Silicon Valley startup, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies serving in senior-level financial and operational roles. He has worked in various markets, including defense/aviation, hardware/software, fabless semiconductor and life science research equipment. He earned an MBA from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York in Buffalo.


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Mario Prietto, S.J., Superior, Bellarmine Jesuit Community

Mario Prietto, S.J. holds degrees from Gonzaga University, USC, The Jesuit School of Theology, and Fordham University. His passion for education is evident as his Board involvement has included USF, Santa Clara University, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Sacred Heart Nativity School, and his alma mater, Loyola High in Los Angeles.


Nick Creech ’03, Assistant Principal of Mission and Identity

Nick Creech ’03, Assistant Principal of Mission and Identity

Nick Creech joined the administrative team in 2023 after previously teaching in the Religious Studies and English departments and serving as Director of Campus Ministry and interim Assistant Principal for Academics. His first job at Bellarmine was teaching English as an alumni volunteer. In between terms at Bellarmine, Nick worked at Xavier College Preparatory in Palm Desert, where he started the school’s Kairos retreat program and music program. Nick holds a Master’s in Catholic Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco and an undergraduate degree from Pomona College.