Instrumental Music / Band
A native of Sacramento, John Cargile earned his BA in Music from UC Davis in 2008 studying Music History with a focus in Ethnomusicology. He then moved on to studying for his California Teaching Credential at CSU Sacramento before accepting a position as a graduate teaching assistant and enrolling in the Masters’ program in Music Education at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music. At Pacific, John honed his conducting and teaching skills under the tutelage of director Eric Hammer while given leadership of the University Concert Band during the 2010-2011 year.
Chris Chandley ’93
Mathematics / Yearbook
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.
Director of Visual and Performing Arts / Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair / JV Soccer Coach
Ms. Leah C. Heine has served as the Director of Choral Music at Jesuit High School since 2005. Ms. Heine’s studies include a broad musical curriculum – piano performance, music theory, music history, choral conducting and music pedagogy. She has also performed in a wide variety of ensembles, both instrumental and choral.
Theology / Moorings Advisor
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.
Mr. Nick Luppino ’98
Theology / The Plank Advisor
- 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 - 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 ’96
Visual and Performing Arts
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
Paolo Reyes will be working part time with Orchestra, including Beginning Strings and the Evening Orchestra. He is an experienced conductor working with symphonies throughout the greater Sacramento area. His time with the Camellia Symphony Orchestra and the Sacramento Youth Symphony has given him extensive experience working with young people in his field.
- CSU Sacramento, B.A., Music Education
- CSU Sacramento, Masters in Music
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.