Mr. Chandley is a proud alumnus of Jesuit High School (Class of ‘93). After graduating from Cornell University, he began his teaching career at St. John the Evangelist K-8 school in 1998, and he has worked at Jesuit since 2001, teaching a wide variety of courses in the Math Department. Additionally, he is the Faculty Adviser for the Cutlass, the student-created yearbook. He has absolutely loved his Jesuit experience, both as a student and as a teacher.
Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Polo Lopez holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Studio Art from California State University Sacramento- with an emphasis on painting and drawing. A lifelong interest in art fuels his passion for the subject matter, specializing in figurative stylistic work.
In addition to teaching, Lopez also coaches the Freshman volleyball team in the spring.
Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona, Mr. Jeremiah Loverich studied Chemical Engineering. He served as a volunteer sixth grade teacher in Los Angeles through Americorps, before teaching high school chemistry and math for several years. As a Dominican seminarian, he studied philosophy and theology at the GTU in Berkeley, engaged in a wide variety of ministry (campus ministry, faith formation, catechetical training, and prison chaplaincy), and did missionary work in Mexico. His master’s degree in theology specialized in religion and the arts.
Michael Loya is a graduate of the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music (Bachelor of Music in Music Education). Currently serving as the Director of Music at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA. Mr. Loya conducts the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Marching Band, and Drumline and helps to guide all aspects of the school’s music program. Mr. Loya was also the previous Director of Music for Woodland High School for the past 10 years, where he taught all music curricula.
- Undergraduate degree in English from Saint Mary’s College
- Master’s degree in Theology from the University of San Francisco
- Master’s degree and teaching credential from the University of Phoenix
- Philosophy club
- The Plank, High School Student Publication
- Co-moderator of Student’s for Life
- Co-moderator of The Art of Being a Gentleman
First year working at Jesuit: 2005
Katherine Madden, Ph.D.
Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair / Visual and Performing Arts - Digital Photography/Media Team
Rocklin native Katherine Madden holds a Ph.D. in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation, Father, Son, and the Holy Dollar: Rebuilding the American Dream in Post-Recessionary Reality Television and Mommy Blogging, studies the ideological framework of Christianity and parenting in reality television and video blogs following the Great Recession of 2008. She also holds an M.A. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California and a B.A.
Rex Rallanka teaches Chamber Singers, Liturgy Workshop, and Men’s Chorus. An alum of the Class of 1996, Mr. Rallanka participated in bands and orchestra as a student. Mr. Rallanka is also the Director of Music for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and frequently performs as a concert organist.
B.S. in Mathematics: University of Notre Dame (2000)
M.Mus in Organ Performance: University of Notre Dame (2003)
First year working at Jesuit: 2012
An active conductor, violinist and educator in the Sacramento region, Paolo Reyes is the Orchestral Director at Jesuit High School, conductor for the Elk Grove Strauss Festival, and Principal Second Violin with the Auburn Symphony. Paolo has appeared as guest conductor for the Auburn Symphony, Camellia Symphony, Citywater, Folsom Lake Symphony, UC Davis Orchestra, and as Assistant Conductor for the Camellia Symphony.
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.
David Vanderbout is honored to be appointed as the new Director of Choral Music at Jesuit High School. He looks forward to building upon the choral tradition at Jesuit, and in turn fostering a passion for choral music and building a strong community within our program. In addition to serving at Jesuit High School, Mr. Vanderbout is also the Artistic Director for the River City Chorale, one of Sacramento’s longest-standing choral organizations. Mr.