Faculty/Staff

Jennifer Borasi
English / English Department Chair

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. 

Faculty/Staff

Emma Doerfler
English

Emma comes to Jesuit High School from St. Mary’s Stockton where she worked as an English teacher for two years. Emma was a teaching fellow with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) through the University of Notre Dame and completed her Master’s degree in Education there. Emma’s BA in English and Government is from Georgetown University.

First year working at Jesuit: 2020

Faculty/Staff

Peter Ferrari
English

Peter Ferrari comes to Jesuit From his alma mater, Bellarmine College Preparatory, where he workes as an English teacher and Assistant Director of Admissions after serving in Teach America. He will also be assisting with Cross Country.

Education

  • University of San Diego,  B.A., International Relations, minor in Business Admin, Religious Studies
  • Univeristy of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literay Education
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential, English
Faculty/Staff

Jeffrey Grant
English

Mr. Grant has taught and coached in public, Independent, and Jesuit schools since 2003.  A SEED Leader as part of the National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project, he has received advanced professional training at the NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute, the NAIS Power, Privilege, and Practice Symposium, the Jesuits West Colloquium on Race, the Puget Sound Writing Project, and the AP Institute. Mr.

Faculty/Staff

Ted Hornback ’83
English

“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.

Faculty/Staff

Ed Trafton ’84
Jesuit Drama Artistic Director / Campus Ministry / English / VPA

Joining the faculty in the fall of 1990, Ed Trafton works in Campus Ministry as a liturgical musician and teaches senior English (Hero’s Journey) and Art of Film (A).

Off campus he works as a teaching artist at Broadway Sacramento/Music Circus and the Sacramento Theatre Company, as 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.

(916) 480-2197
Faculty/Staff

Kyle Trivits
English

Kyle recently relocated to Sacramento from Princeton, New Jersey where he worked as an English teacher, Head JV Softball Coach, and Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Cinnaminson High School. Kyle holds a BA in English Literature, and an MAT in Secondary Teaching from Wheaton College where he was a Varsity Athlete on their Baseball Team. Kyle also has his New Jersey Professional Educator License for Secondary English.

First year working at Jesuit: 2020

Faculty/Staff

Jon Witucki
Latin / English

Education:

  • B.A. Major in Latin, Minor in Ancient Greek from University of California at Davis 1989 
  • M.A. in Classics: Latin and Greek Language and Literature from University of California at Santa Barbara 1992

Moderator/Coach:

  • National Honor Society 
  • Latin Club 
  • Holy Rollers Bowling Club

First year working at Jesuit: 2000

Faculty/Staff

Tristine Zanotto
English

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.