On Tuesday, Feb. 6, English teacher, Kera Wiggin, hosted St. Sebastian’s 11th Faculty Zoom Seminar. This ongoing series features members of our outstanding faculty delivering a passion project seminar of their own choosing. In this seminar, “Love, A Matter of Perspective” Mrs. Wiggin discussed the implications of the Order of the Day and Love as supported in literature, philosophy, and psychology. She was joined on the call by alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends of St. Sebastian’s.
Mrs. Wiggin is a local product, having grown up right here in Needham, MA. No stranger to the strengths of single sex education, Mrs. Wiggin attended Dana Hall and earned her BA from Wellesley College in English, Psychology & Education and an MA in Literature from Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English. While at Bread Loaf she undertook additional coursework at Harvard and Oxford. Mrs. Wiggin also earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Fitchburg State in Educational Management & Leadership. A member of the St. Sebastian’s faculty since 2021, Wiggin teaches English and coaches middle school cross country.
Drawing on her own personal journey of Love and Perspective and its intersection with the St. Sebastian’s Order of the Day, Wiggin cited numerous literary references ranging from Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” and JD Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” and Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” among others to illustrate her point that we have the power to choose what we cultivate, how we love, and what we work hard for.
Thank you, Kera, for sharing your thoughtful and compelling seminar!