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. 


Peter Ferrari

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.


  • 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

Jeffrey Grant

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.


Ted Hornback ’83

“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.


Colin O’Connor ’04
Assistant Principal for Academics

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.

(916) 480-2102

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 (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.

“Go, Big Red!”  A.M.D.G.

(916) 480-2197

Jon Witucki
Latin / English


  • 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


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

First year working at Jesuit: 2000


Tristine Zanotto

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.