Mrs. Borasi currently teaches English 2 XL and American Lit & Comp. She was born and raised in Sacramento, but she attended college in San Diego and studied for a year in Spain at the Universidad de Alcala. While completing her Master’s degree at LMU, she taught freshman writing courses there. After teaching grades 6-12 at a private school in Los Angeles, she returned to Sacramento and taught all levels of English at St. Francis High School for fourteen years before coming to Jesuit.
Mr. Gans is Jesuit’s Director of Equity & Inclusion. Originally from Seattle, he has taught and coached in public, Independent, and Jesuit schools since 2003. When not at school, he enjoys playing soccer, reading, cooking, and hiking. This year, Mr. Gans teaches AP Language & Composition and English 1.
“Fate often saves an undoomed man if his courage is good.” Or so I have learned. I graduated from Jesuit High School in 1983, grateful to my teachers, coaches, and schoolmates for all they had taught me and for the care they had shown me but eager to move on to the next phase of my education. Still, I maintained contact with a number of my former teachers, among them my Latin teacher Fr. John Kelly, SJ, who would often suggest that I might one day teach at Jesuit, something I did not initially consider seriously.
Mr. Nick Luppino (class of 1998) received an undergraduate degree in English from Saint Mary’s College, a Master’s degree in Theology from the University of San Francisco, and a Master’s degree and teaching credential from the University of Phoenix. He has been a member of Jesuit’s faculty since 2005. In addition to his classroom responsibilities, Mr. Luppino is also the moderator of the Philosophy club, and the Sacramento King’s club, and co-moderator of Student’s for Life.
I graduated from Jesuit in 2004, and returned in 2009 for my first full-time teaching assignment. It is an honor to teach with peers who were some of my greatest teachers, and to work with such compassionate, enthusiastic students. I especially love watching students discover their voice as writers and thinkers in English class. For many years I helped as an assistant coach in the aquatics program, with both water polo and swimming. Now, my time after school is devoted to my family and my own continuing education.
Joining the faculty in the fall of 1990, Ed Trafton works in Campus Ministry as a liturgical musician and teaches senior English (Detective Fiction and Hero’s Journey) and Art of Film (A).
Off campus he works as a teaching artist at California Musical Theatre/Music Circus, an accompanist/arranger/composer at St. Ignatius and St. Mary’s Church, and as a freelance arranger/composer/conductor/designer/director/pianist/playwright.
He considers it an honor to be working alongside some of his former teachers and former students.
Currently teaches Junior American Literature and Composition as well as Senior Creative Writing: Short Story. Born in Santa Clara, CA, raised in Dallas, TX, Ms. Zanotto returned to Auburn, CA at the beginning of high school. She attended Saint Mary’s College of California from 1988-1992. Directly after graduating, Ms. Zanotto entered the St. Mary’s College of California School of Education where she obtained her Single Subject Professional Clear California Teaching Credential that qualifies her to teach K-12. Ms.