Ms. Lori Rost Gipson

Phone: 520-407-4124 email:


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Social Studies

Ms. Lori Rost Gipson

Welcome to World History!  


My name is Lori Rost Gipson and I will be teaching World History this school year! I am very excited to get back in the classroom to see all the lovely young faces, even if we will have to wear masks! :)  I hope everyone is ready to get back to learning and exploring the world!!  It will be a bit different this year due to Covid19 but we wil work as hard as we can and do the best we can.  We will work together to have the best learning possible. :)


I am certified to teach History, Social Studies, and Government; this will be my 14th year at IRHS. Next year, I will have the opportunity to teach AP Human Geography to the incoming Freshmen class.  Prior to teaching at IRHS, I was a physical education teacher at ESC in Phoenix.  

Loving history and travel led me to start the History TRAVEL club in 2012; through travel I could add to the educational experience of student learning in my history classes.  We take trips to local historical spots, enjoy 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 this year or 2021!   

If you are interested in traveling with me, I will be taking students and adults to Italy and Greece in 2021!!  We were to travel last May but due to COVID19 the trip was reschedule to 2021.  I know Italy and Greece will be eager to have us come and explore their history and culture this end of May!!  If you are interested please let me know by emailing me at  I can give you more information on the trip.

If anyone is having tech issues with school websites please email this address:

Please check my IRHS webpage for classroom information, Google Classroom, and google calendar for updates and lessons throughout online school. I will be posting our assignments, information, or discussions daily on Google Classoom, along with Power Points or Google slides.  Our class calendar will give you an idea on what lesson and activity we will be doing each day.  


Scholarship opportunities: 

I will add information as I get updated information on scholarships this year.

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

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