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Brekke, Luke

Dr. Luke Brekke

History Teacher

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Educational History
Ph.D., European History, University of Minnesota, 2009
M.A., European History, University of Minnesota, 2006
B.A., History and Social Studies Education, St. Olaf College, 2000

Why I Choose to Work at Nova
I like and admire Nova’s curriculum of building skills of critical thinking and expression on a foundation of core knowledge, and the way our program strives both to help students become independent thinkers and to connect them to the legacy of thinkers in the Western tradition. I believe working at Nova gives me the opportunity to help students be prepared not only for college but, even more importantly, to become thoughtful citizens and lifelong learners.

Running, music, world history, world religions, philosophy, East Asian civilization

Favorite Books
The plays of Sophocles, the plays of Euripides, Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, Analects by Confucius, the Mencius, Essais by Montaigne, The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky, the Commedia by Dante, Candide by Voltaire, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Favorite Work of Art
The Unbelief of St. Thomas by Caravaggio