Kimberly Ibach

Kimberly L. Ibach is the Principal at Meeker High School in Meeker, Colorado. She earned her B.A. in Secondary Social Science at the University of Northern Colorado, her Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in American History at the University of Wyoming, and her Ed.D. from Pepperdine University.

Dr. Ibach has had a distinguished career both as a teacher and in advancing the teaching of history. She was a high school Social Studies teacher for eleven years in Gillette and Casper, Wyoming. In 2003 she won the national Tachau Teacher of the Year Award from the Organization of American Historians. She is also a winner of the Ellbogen Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming State Historical Society’s Outstanding Wyoming Teacher Award, and was one of eight National Finalists for the National History Day Teacher of Merit award.

She has previously served as the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Ben L. Smith High School and as the K-8 Social Studies Curriculum Specialist for the Guilford County School System in North Carolina. Ms. Ibach was the Coordinator of a Teaching American History grant and the Social Studies Coordinator for the Natrona County School District in Wyoming. During this time, she also consulted on three other successful TAH grants and helped to create Wyoming History Online ( Her research on Wyoming’s civil rights history has appeared in the Annals of Wyoming.

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