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President Transition

Nativity Prep Academy’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gilbert Brady as the school’s next president, effective July 1, 2018.  Dr. Brady will assume leadership of Nativity Prep Academy following the exemplary 16-year tenure of Brendan Sullivan.

Dr. Brady, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, George Washington University (Ph.D.), and Santa Clara University (M.Ed.), brings exceptional leadership qualities to Nativity Prep, San Diego’s only private, all-scholarship school.

Please click here to read the full text of the appointment letter from Mr. Rod Powers, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Nativity Prep Academy.

Please refer to the links below to read all communications regarding the search and transition process to date.


President Search Process Timeline from Carney Sandoe & Associates (August 2017)
President Position Profile from Carney Sandoe & Associates (August 2017)
Announcement Letter from Rod Powers, Chair of the Board of Trustees (July 2017)
Announcement Letter from Brendan J. Sullivan, President (July 2017)


Rod Powers, Chair Cubic Corporation Trustee/Board Chair
Elijah Bonde Nativity Prep Academy Principal
Jo Hannah Hoehn Hoehn Motors Trustee/Board Secretary
Dr. Lis Johnson Santee Schools Trustee/Academic Chair
Kenny Jones R Kendall & Associates Trustee/Advancement Committee
Dan Lang Francis Parker School Trustee/Academic Committee
Mary Meigs Civic Leader Trustee/Academic Committee
Sara Odioso Nativity Prep Academy Faculty Member
Patti Perez Ogletree Deakins Trustee/Academic Committee
Maria Power Nativity Prep Academy Faculty Member
Ham Southworth CBRE Trustee/Governance Chair
Lisa Welch Nativity Prep Academy Director of Philanthropy