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Profiles Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Profiles of Jesuit Faculty & Staff

Many know him as a coach, others as a teacher, and few as a father. With the start of this new school year, Mr. Chris Knight has also added deacon to his repertoire. Who would’ve thought that one of our own teachers would become a part of the clergy in the Catholic Church? Mr. Knight was ordained a deacon...
Background Daniel Dion was raised in Bolton, Connecticut in 1980, attending the local East Catholic High School. He graduated from East Catholic in 1999 and attended Boston College. He received a Bachelor’s of the Arts in Theology and Philosophy from Boston College in 2003, later extending his higher education to receive a Master of Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity...
For the past 26 years, Mrs. Jody Klickman has been an institution at Jesuit College Prep. The veteran Spanish teacher has taught countless students at Jesuit over the years, serving in several different capacities as a member of the faculty, including co-chair of the Language Department for the past seven years. Her lengthy career of educating high schoolers...
In the heat of finals and convocations, we often focus on the students’ experiences. The deadlines. The pressure. The rewards. But we tend to forget about the people who make it all possible, the faculty and staff. On May 18, Jesuit hosted its Faculty and Staff Appreciation Banquet. Along with dinner and presentations, 10 hard-working faculty and staff members received...
Many measure one’s eminence through their legacy: their impact on the community and the number of lives touched during their time on earth. By these standards, Reverend Charles A. Leininger, SJ surely lives among the greats. His 76 years in the Jesuit order have been replete with helping others and working to make his community a better place. Jesuit Formation Novitiate After completing...
This year, Jesuit welcomes Nadya Alameel, the new human resources administrator. Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Alameel went to St. Rita for middle school and later when to Ursuline Academy, graduating in 2004. Mrs. Alameel met her husband, Clayton, while at SMU and have since had their first child, Benjamin, who is five. Why Jesuit? Mrs. Alameel explained that she had...
Empathy is a theme that has been emphasized at Jesuit this year, and a push for empathy between teachers and students seems to have been an effect of that. Two weeks ago, the faculty built empathy with seniors by visiting their service sites for a few hours. Instead of attending morning classes, each Wednesday seniors leave campus to serve the...
In a crowded classroom, a teacher trudges in, dark bags under his eyes, and stands in front of his students. He asks them for the homework from last night, and everyone turns it in except one. That one individual looks at the teacher defeated, exhausted from a delayed baseball game the previous night, but the educator merely scolds the...

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