Rev. Leo Meyer was the first Marianist priest in the United States, arriving from Switzerland in 1849. Under his leadership the Marianists settled in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Ohio and founded St. Mary’s Institute, which later became the University of Dayton. Rev. Meyer died on January 30, 1868, in Courtefontaine, France, at the age of 68.
The House Crest
Red is the official Chaminade school color and navy blue is the Meyer House color. The book represents academics. The shoe represents athletics. The mask stands for drama and the arts. Mary represents the Blessed Mother Mary. The symbol of the cross with the M in the middle stands for our Marianist and Christian faith. The Latin phrase Ad Jesum Per Mariam means “To Jesus through Mary".
Dr. Dan Karcher (HS)
Dr. Will Armon (MS)
High School Mentors
Mr. Doug Taylor / Dr. Robert Barnidge
Mrs. Ellen Mannino / Mr. Greg Miller
Mr. Jack Keithley
Mr. Stephen Mouser / Dr. Noel Pretila
Mr. Alpha Bangura / Mrs. Kris Sontheimer
Middle School Mentors
Mr. Mike Derkits / Mr. Jim Zolnowski
Mr. Ryan Slattery / Mr. Derio Gambaro '03
Mr. Jack Twellman / Mrs. Erica Gillespie
Andrew Glickert, Bradley Sanchez
Nate Straughter (8th Grade)
Mrs. Amy Tricamo
Fr. Oscar Vasquez, S.M.
Mr. Tony DiSalvo (HS)
Ms. Beth Dunlap (MS)