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.
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
Student Activities Director / English
Peter Ferrari comes to Jesuit From his alma mater, Bellarmine College Preparatory, where he worked as an English teacher and Assistant Director of Admissions after serving in Teach For America. He will also be assisting with Cross Country.
- University of San Diego, B.A., International Relations, minor in Business Admin, Religious Studies
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literary Education
- Single Subject Teaching Credential, English
Jeff Grant currently teaches AP English Language & Composition and AP Psychology. Originally from Seattle, he has been teaching and coaching since 2003. When not at school, he enjoys playing soccer, reading, cooking, and being outdoors with his family.
“Your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” – Toni Morrison
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.
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) and (B).
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.
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
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