Alexa D. Caldwell

Instructor in History
Alexa Caldwell


B.A. Brown University - PLME

M.Ed. Vanderbilt University


Alexa Caldwell grew up on a boarding school campus in Delaware, where her parents taught, and it was there that she discovered her passion for history. At Brown University she earned a dual degree, concentrating in history and political science with a focus on international relations. While at Brown she played lacrosse for four years, captaining the team her senior year. She was named to the All-Ivy team, Academic All-Ivy team and 2011 IWLCA National Academic Honor Roll.

After graduating, Ms. Caldwell taught history at the Asheville School in North Carolina, worked in the admissions office, and coached boys varsity soccer and girls varsity lacrosse. There she received the 2013 Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award, a national award presented to 20 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who strive to win while pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. At Exeter, Ms. Caldwell teaches U.S. History and coaches girls JV lacrosse. She is also a dorm faculty member in Webster Hall.

Ms. Caldwell enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, running and helping her grandfather in his huge garden. While she spends most of her time in Vermont, for the past eight summers she has worked for Sports Challenge, a nonprofit organization that uses sport as a tool to develop and empower student leaders from diverse backgrounds to positively influence their teams, schools and communities.