After a nationwide search and a very comprehensive process, Kristina Luscher has accepted the offer to become the principal of Bellarmine College Preparatory, effective immediately.
In the announcement made to constituents on January 30, Bellarmine president Chris Meyercord noted, “I am grateful for the very strong work that Kristina has accomplished as the interim principal since June 2015, and enthusiastic about the way in which she will lead the school now that the interim title has been removed.”
Having worked at two schools prior to joining Bellarmine’s faculty in 2000, Luscher has been an English and dance instructor, and served as the English Department chair, academic assistant principal, and interim principal for the past two years. Additionally, she has helped lead immersion trips, retreats, and choreographed school musicals, and currently teaches senior English.
“Beyond her resume, what has always characterized Kristina’s work is her great love for and deep commitment to Jesuit education,” noted Meyercord. “Everything that she does is imbued with this sense of cura personalis, considering how she and we as a school can best care for each individual student.”
“I am honored to have this opportunity,” said Luscher, who is now officially the first female principal of the all-boys Jesuit high school. “The work of our faculty, staff and students inspires me each and every day, and I genuinely feel blessed to be a part of this institution.”
Nearly 100 people participated in the interview process, led by the Principal Search Committee, which helped to determine the school’s particular needs at this time, vetting the applicants for the position, interviewing the semi-finalists, and aiding in the discernment process that led to this final decision.