Mr. Brandon Foat


Position: History and Logic Teacher
Joined Nova: 2003

Phone: 651.209.6320, extension 216
Teacher webpage: HERE

Educational History

B.A., Fine Arts, Augsburg College
M.A., magna cum laude, Education, College of St. Catherine

Why I Choose to Work at Nova

I work at Nova because I want to change the world. I believe that the way we teach at Nova will have a substantial, positive influence on the community. I see Nova as a potential leader in American educational practice.


Besides teaching at Nova, I am the Director of Curriculum for the Oakeshott Institute, a non-profit museum that teaches about swords and armor. I am also a fencing coach. My hobbies are: painting, swimming, bicycling, an archaic form of fencing called singlestick, reading, and growing bonsai trees.


I live in a pile of books in south Minneapolis, with my wife, my daughter, and two large, drooling dogs.