Ms. Sara Seal

Position: Rhetoric and Literature
Educational History:
B.A. in Literature and History and participant in the Lasallian Honors Program, Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota
M.A.I. in Communication Arts and Literature Instruction, Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota.
Phone: 651.209.6320 ext: 309
Why I Choose to Work at Nova: Classical Education has the power to make intelligent and virtuous human beings. Working at Nova allows me the privilege of helping students grow not only in knowledge but also in virtue. Additionally, I am thrilled with the opportunity to teach both rhetoric and literature and share my passion for these subjects.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, seeing theatre productions, studying art history, travelling to historical sites and museums, and spending time with my husband, son, and family.
Favorite Author/Thinker/Historical Figure: This is a challenging question for a literature and history lover. Pressed to answer, I would say Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, or T.S. Eliot for their examination of the human condition.
Favorite Books: Some of my favorite books include The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.

Favorite Work of Art: I am particularly drawn to Italian art, and some of my lasting favorites are The Sistine Madonna by Raphael, Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi, The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, and The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Personal Motto/Favorite Quote: My favorite quote is from The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare. It is said by Florizel to his beloved Perdita “when you do dance, I wish you/ A wave o’ the sea, that you might ever do/ Nothing but that” (Shakespeare 4.4.140-142).