Ms. Lori Rost Gipson

Phone: 520-407-4124


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Lori Rost Gipson

Hello, my name is Lori Gipson and I am a social studies teacher at IRHS.  I am certified to teach History and Government, and currently  teach US history and World History.  I have been teaching at IRHS for the past 12 years, and this year we have Ani Ehramjian co teaching with me.  

I graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in social studies. 

Prior to teaching at IRHS, I was a physical education teacher at ESC in Phoenix.  

I started the History TRAVEL club in 2012, so that we could add to the educational experience of students in my history classes.  We take trips to local historical spots, have guest speakers, such as Jim Zwerg, and help students with scholarship opportunities! I enjoy taking kids to historical sites to see the history they study.  The History Travel Club plans on taking kids on a trip to a historical place in Arizona and an additional trip somewhere in the US!!

I love to travel so that I can experience new and different cultures, along with visiting the historical sites I teach about in my social studies classes.  I have been fortunate in being able to visit places like Normandy and Paris France, London England, Rome Italy, the Vatican City, and Prague Czech Republic! Within the U.S. some of my favorite places are the North western part of Montana, Washington DC, and New York City.  But really there are too many great places to name them all! This past summer I took students on a trip to the D-day 75 anniversary!  If you are interested in having your child travel with me in 2020 we are taking a trip to Italy and Greece!  *These are not school sponsored or supported trips* Please contact me for information.  

New trip for 2021: New Zealand, Australia, and Hawaii!! If you are interested you can email me at  I will be giving out information in January! We will be seeing places like the Great Barrier Reef, the Opera House, USS Arizona memorial, Dole plantation, Polynesian cultural center, just to name a few :) Remember, this is not a school sponsored trip, I do this on my own time. :)

Scholarship opportunities: 

I will add information as I get updated information.

Please check the links on my webpage for the syllabus, calendar of information, etc. 

I am looking for a wonderful year with your child! :)