Caleb Lagerwey

Caleb Lagerwey standing near a tree and smiling


  • B.A., History & Social Studies Education, Calvin College
  • M.A., Education: Literacy with History emphasis, Calvin College


Caleb Lagerwey grew up on the south side of Chicago amidst a family of teachers. After attending Calvin College, he and his wife settled in the West Michigan area. He teaches various History and Social Studies classes at Holland Christian High School, including AP US History and AP World History. When not teaching, he enjoys reading, biking, pickleball, tennis, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Academic interests

  • Pedagogical best practices in history education & disciplinary literacies
  • Racial justice and injustice in United States History
  • Religious, political, and social contexts of the Spanish-American War


  • “CRT and the Christian School” – Article in Reformed Journal, August 2021
  • “Connections: Why History Matters” – Presentation at Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 2019
  • “Social Justice in APUSH? ‘Si, se puede!’” – Presentation at the international Advanced Placement US History Reading, 2018
  • “Don’t APUSH Me Off a Cliff: Tools and Tips for Teaching AP Histories” – Presentation at Calvin University regional AP Conference, 2018
  • “The Gilded Age and Ferguson: Teaching Students to Weigh Evidence as Apprentice Historians” – Article on Calvin University’s History Department Blog, Historical Horizons, 2015

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