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Mr. Jon Holwerda

Law, World Cultures, US History, Current American History, Golf, Freshmen Girls Basketball

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Position at Unity: I am one of the social studies teachers at Unity. I am teaching U.S. History, Current U.S. History, Law in Society, and World Cultures.


Professional and Educational: In 2014, I earned my BA in Secondary Education (History) from Dordt College. In 2015, I added a Social Studies endorsement through Dordt and Northwest Iowa Community College. From January 2015 to May 2015, I was a substitute teacher in Omaha, NE where I was used at two different schools. I am entering my 2nd year of teaching at Unity.


Childhood and Family Background: I grew up in Newton, Iowa. I graduated from Pella Christian High School in 2010 and from Dordt College in 2014. After Dordt, I married Paxton Visscher (Dordt grad-2014, Cosmetology grad-2015) in August of 2014. We began our married life in Omaha, Nebraska as she was finishing up school and I was doing my student teaching and subbing. I have a younger sister who is a Senior at Dordt and a younger brother who will be a Freshman at Dordt.


Church Life: My wife and I attend Faith CRC in Sioux Center, IA where we are youth group leaders.


Life Outside of Unity: Outside of school, I enjoy spending time outside with my wife, Paxton. We enjoy relaxing outside and going for walks. Sports have been a big part of my life, and I love watching and playing sports. I love relaxing on the golf course and enjoying God’s beauty while I golf. But, my first love has always baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals. I enjoy going to Busch Stadium to catch a game or watching them on television.


Why I Teach at Unity: I am excited to begin my career at Unity Christian High School. I am excited to teach in a Christian school and be able to explore God’s plan through history. I believe that each student has a purpose and role in God’s plan. We can use history to see how different individuals, famous or not, have been used as a part of God’s plan.

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