JSerra Catholic High School Appoints Richard Meyer as President and CEO

*A press release from JSerra Catholic High School

JSerra Catholic High School announced today the appointment of its new President, Richard Meyer, former Headmaster of Northridge Preparatory School in Chicago, Illinois.

A graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degrees in education and Spanish language and literature, Meyer brings 15 years of academic experience and leadership to the JSerra community.

The hiring of Meyer, coupled with the recent appointments of Dr. John Freeh as Principal and Fr. Robert Spitzer, the former President of Gonzaga University, as JSerra Rector, provides the school with a solid core of experienced educators and institutional leaders.

“What most attracted me to JSerra was the opportunity to lead a school with a culture-changing mission while working in collaboration with an impressive core of teachers, administrators, students, and parents,” said Meyer. “JSerra also encourages the cultivation of its students’ faith and their spirit of service is something I found especially inspiring.”

Throughout his career as an educator Meyer has received numerous distinctions, including the Disney American Teacher Award and the Best Buy Te@ch Award for innovative teaching methods.  Meyer has also presented at both national and international conferences on topics relating to successfully integrating tablet technology for student achievement in the classroom and beyond.

During his tenure as Headmaster of Northridge Prep, Meyer was instrumental in overhauling the school’s technology infrastructure and creating an international student program to enhance diversity in the school.  He also led the school’s recent strategic planning process and helped to develop a parent education forum to assist mothers and fathers in their efforts to form habits and human virtues in their children.

“We are pleased to bring Rich in as part of the JSerra community, especially as relates to his proven leadership in the areas of Catholic identity, academic excellence, and top-notch athletic and extracurricular activities. I look forward to welcoming him as our new president,” said Tim Busch, JSerra Chairman and Co-Founder.

Meyer is set to begin his presidential duties on October 29, 2012. JSerra Catholic has formed a transitional council of three directors to assist Meyer in beginning his role as part of JSerra’s leadership team.  JSerra extends its sincere and profound gratitude to Rob Dolan who has served as Interim President since June.

JSerra Broadcasting Needs Your Help Going Live

*A message from JSerra Broadcast

JSerra’s Broadcast Journalism program intends to be the most innovative and technologically driven program of its kind in the county offering classes in broadcasting and facilities that can be found only at JSerra. The focus of the program is the “Lion Television Studio” which will enable students to broadcast live programming each day in a continuous manner throughout the school reaching students, faculty, and staff. The goal of the program is to teach and deliver high quality programming content that will not only be of interest to the JSerra community, but also to a broader audience throughout the county.

In addition, opportunities will be extended to local merchants to advertise their services and reach a target audience that will benefit their business and JSerra Catholic High School.  The students are already at work creating programming content. Our control studio is in the building process.

To reach our immediate goal of delivering the programming for day-to-day viewing, JSerra is seeking support for the purchase or in kind donations of state-of-the-art 55 commercial grade Smart Flat Screen Televisions for classrooms. Studio production equipment for the control room such as a video switcher and audio and graphic production tools that will enable the television control room to be fully operational for the live daily programming, is also needed.

JSerra is seeking partnerships with broadcast industry companies, businesses, and/or parent donors that would like to contribute to the success of the program.

For more information, please contact Paul Higgins at aimsportstv@gmail.com.

We thank you for your support and consideration.