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Sr Sara Kowal SCTJM

Principal / Theology

Favorite Quote: “He who calls you is faith and He will do it…not by might or by power, but by His Spirit.” (1 Thes 5:24 and Zechariah 4:6)


Originally from Rockford, MI and now a perpetually professed religious sister in the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Sr. Sara is looking forward to entering her ninth year at PND and her fourteenth in education. She began teaching right after college, before entering the convent, seeing education as a way to have a positive and lasting impact on the world and individual persons. She loves the PND community and its family atmosphere. The friendships and relationships among the faculty make it a wonderful place to minister and work, and the students are so enjoyable and impressive in so many ways. Sr. Sara cares very much about the mission of Catholic schools, and says it is a joy to work toward fulfilling this mission. She is grateful for all that her work in campus ministry and administration has done to expand her heart in love and generosity. When she isn’t working, Sr. Sara enjoys walking, being outdoors, athletics, cleaning and organization, and video production!


  • Masters Theological Studies, Ave Maria University
  • Masters of Education Administration, Duquesne University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Michigan

About Sr. Sara Kowal

  • 8 Years at PND
  • 13 Years of Teaching