Dr. Brian D. Bloomfield


Executive Director
Joined Nova: 2008

Educational History

Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Maryland
M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Maryland
B.A., magna cum laude, English Language and Literature, Oberlin College

Professional Licensure

K–12 Principal License, State of MN
K–12 Administrator I&II Certification, State of MD

Email: bbloomfield@novaclassical.org
Voice: 651.209.6320, extension 401

Why I choose to work at Nova

I believe that education can make the world a better place. I am committed to Nova because it believes not only in creating a well-educated person, but a good person. Nova’s vision of a classical education will pave the way for our students to face the world and make it the place we all wish it could be.


Fencing, guitar, reading.


I am originally from Cleveland, but have lived in Oregon, Maryland, Florida, and spent a year at University College, Oxford in England.

Favorite author/thinker/historical figure (and why)

My favorite author is John Donne, a 17th century poet and preacher. His works are highly intelligent, witty, and he challenges me to ponder our place on earth.

Personal motto

“This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow as the night the day: thou canst not then be false to any man.” -Hamlet, I.iii