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 I teach US history and Government.  I have been teaching at IRHS for the past 10 years where I teach US and World HIstory.   I am currently the sponsor of the IRHS History Club.

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 a charter school in Phoenix while attending college.  

I started the History 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 love to travel so that I can experience new and different cultures, along with visiting the historical sites I teach about in mysocial 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 foavorite 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! Currently I am taking a trip to the D-day 75 anniversary in 2019!  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.  

Scholarship opportunities: 

The 8 Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications from students between March 26, 2019 and April 15, 2019.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. Marathon Petroleum Youth Leadership Scholarship - April 15, 2019 (20 Awards - $2,500)   

2. Steps For Change Scholarship - April 15, 2019 (3 Awards - $2,000)  

3. Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes - April 15, 2019 (25 Awards - $10,000)

4. Swackhamer Disarmament Video Scholarship - April 1, 2019 (3 Awards - $500)


5. SP Scholarship - March 31, 2019 (10 Awards - $10,000)

6. VIP Scholarship - March 31, 2019 (1 Award - $5,000)

7. HP Scholarship - March 31, 2019 (1 Award - $1,000)

8. YDI Scholarship - March 29, 2019 (1 Award - $1,000)