Meet the Instructor
Christopher Lundgren is the Social Science Dept. Chair, AP U.S. Government & Politics, and Economics teacher at KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School. A classroom teacher for 16 years, including six with APGov, Christopher has taught five different AP courses as well as history-focused resource classes for students who need additional support. He taught for eight years at elite private schools and is now in his eighth year at Collegiate, a Title I charter school whose mission is to create a path to college for Nashville’s students of color.
Christopher has served the College Board as an APGov Mentor and Consultant and as an exam reader since 2018. In 2020, he was part of a two-person team that wrote daily APGov lesson plans for the KIPP Foundation’s AP for All initiative; the plans are used by KIPP teachers throughout the country. The following year, he revised those lessons to reflect best practices for culturally-responsive teaching of the APGov curriculum. In addition, Christopher trained KIPP APGov teachers from across the country in effective virtual instruction during online learning and serves as an instructional coach at Collegiate, helping social science teachers improve classroom management and their students’ academic achievement. He has written assessment materials for several social science courses including APGov for Albert.io, a test-practice website.
In addition to academic instruction, Christopher is the Youth in Government advisor and Girls' Soccer coach for KIPP Collegiate, an instructor of Shotokan Karate, and serves on the board of the Tennessee Environmental Council. He holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago and master’s degrees in religion and history from Yale and the University of Virginia, respectively. When not teaching or writing, Christopher spends time with his wife and three school-aged children and enjoys drinking espresso in order to keep up with them.