9/14/2011 10:43:00 AM Portland - Jesuit High School
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Jesuit High School’s new faculty for 2011-12 (left to right): Laura Schick ’01, Assistant Librarian, Emily Carlyle ’06, Database Assistant, Whitney Cave, Geometry Teacher, Barbara Preyale, French Teacher, Patrick Couture, S.J., Theology Teacher, and Ryan Rallanka, S.J., Theology Teacher
Jesuit High School’s theme for the year is “Religious” and a quote from Jesuit Father Jon Sobrino, “The love of God both shows us what loving one another means and enables us to put it into practice.”
The theme of Religious, or practicing our faith, means putting into practice God’s love, say staff members.
"At Jesuit, we try to tie in our yearly theme into the notion of a 'Crusade for Respect – respect for self, for others, and for our world,'" says a statement from the school. "We attempt to find new ways to help young people better understand how they can live out their faith experiences, better understand God’s love for them and others, and then put that understanding into practice."
Several new faculty members have joined the school:
• Whitney Cave – Whitney has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and in Computer Science and a master's degree in mathematics. She is from Pilot Point, Texas and is a graduate of Central Catholic. She will be teaching five sections of math. • Patrick Couture – Couture is returning to the school as a Jesuit Scholastic and will be teaching four sections of freshmen Theology. He has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and in English Writing from Carroll College in Helena. He just completed a master's degree in Philosophical Studies at Regis College in Toronto, Ontario. • Barbara Preyale – Preyale has a bachelor's degree in French and comes from Ursuline High School in Santa Rosa, Calif. She will be teaching five sections of French. • Ryan Rallanka – Rallanka is a Jesuit Scholastic who will be teaching freshman theology. He has a bachelor's degree in Sociology and English from Seattle University and a master's degree in Philosophical Resources from Fordham. • Laura Schick – Schick will be the school's new Assistant Librarian. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and mathematics and a master's degree in Library Science. She was formerly the Social Sciences Liaison Librarian at the University of Puget Sound.
There are also several new staff members:
• Kimberly Wood – Wood will be working with Candi Prentice to make sure all our students are fed. Wood is the mother of Eric who will be a sophomore next year. • Emily Caryle – Caryle really started at the end of last year. She is a Santa Clara graduate, and works in development and helps with cheerleading.