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FACULTY Q&A: Ms. Rey joins English Department after 10 years at Holy Redeemer

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Ella Jones
New faculty member Cady Rey. She will be teaching English 1 and English 2 Honors.

This 2023-2024 school year, Jesuit high received a new faculty member, Cady Rey. Rey will be teaching in the English department here at Jesuit: four English 1 classes, and one English 2 Honors class. However, she hasn’t always primarily taught English.

“Let’s say six years ago I really transitioned to focusing my craft on English,” Rey said. “But I’ve taught religion classes as well during that time.”

Rey cherishes reading as one of her biggest passions. She explains that reading is an essential part of her identity.

“It’s so cliché for an English teacher to love reading,” Rey joked. “But it’s a really big part of my identity.”

Prior to Jesuit, Rey taught at Holy Redeemer Catholic School in North Portland. She taught there for about 10 years before moving to Jesuit, where she will teach for her 11th year.

Something that Rey is most excited about while teaching here at Jesuit is the mission here.

“I love Jesuit’s mission…I’ve been involved in Catholic schools since I was six years old, attending Catholic school and working in Catholic schools, and I feel like I’m the person I am today because of my Catholic school education,” Rey explained. “I believe in serving others and using your talents to do so, and that just seems so deeply embedded in what Jesuit is.”

FULL TRANSCRIPT (edited for clarity):

So how long have you been teaching?
This is my 11th year teaching, and my first year at Jesuit.

Have you always only taught English classes?
No, I started in Social Studies, Religion, and English. I taught all of those at the same time. Then, let’s say six years ago I really transitioned to focusing my craft on English, but I have taught religion classes as well during that time.

Where have you taught prior to Jesuit?]
This is my 11th year and my other 10 years I was at Holy Redeemer Catholic school in North Portland.

What classes will you teach this year and how many periods are you teaching?
I am teaching English one, and one section of English two honors. And I am full time so I have five periods.

What excites you about teaching at Jesuit?
I love Jesuit’s mission. I’ve been involved in Catholic schools since I was six years old, attending Catholic school and working in Catholic schools and I feel like I’m the person I am today because of my Catholic school education. And I believe in serving others and using your talents to do so, and that just seems so deeply embedded in what Jesuit is.

What is something the community should know about you?
I love reading. It’s so cliche for an English teacher, but it’s a really big part of my identity. Which I think is very funny because my husband is not at all a reader, but he tells stories just in different ways.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
My grandparents whom I adored had a really beautiful marriage. My grandfather and grandmother never let one another leave the house without a kiss. It was just a very sweet way of saying like simple gestures are how you express to someone that you care about them. So it wasn’t verbal advice, but it was this model of how simple gestures really matter to the people that you love.

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Ella Jones, Staff Writer
Ella Jones is just beginning her sophomore year and is very excited to explore the world of media and production. Growing up traveling to numerous different countries, states, and cities, means Ella has experienced many different cultures, and is very aware about how different life is in parts of the world other than Oregon. She is a very determined student, but needs to work on her organization skills. In the future, she hopes to have a job in the psychology field because something that interests her is to deepen her understanding of the human mind. Some things she is passionate about are sports, traveling, social activities, and cooking.
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Clara Conrad is currently a junior at Jesuit High school and is new to journalism. She has two older brothers who both recently graduated Jesuit in 2021 and 2022. After years of playing lacrosse, they both played on the Jesuit men’s lacrosse team. She had been going to their games since she was a toddler and was always interested and curious about the people filming and taking photos of the games. As Clara has grown up, she developed an affinity for photography as an art form. Throughout her life, Clara has spent a lot of time actively playing sports and trying new things. Currently, she is running cross country in the fall and playing lacrosse in the spring. She loves to spend time with friends and family. Clara also enjoys swimming, baking, and traveling. She is looking forward to learning all of the aspects that come along with Jesuit media. Clara is excited to keep people up to date on trends, sports games, Jesuit news and culture throughout articles, videos, and photographs. She has always loved watching, listening, and seeing all things Jesuit media.