Jamie Hibbs

Faculty - Director of Education

Jamie has taught as an adjunct instructor at Cowley since 2009 and in 2023 moved to a full-time faculty position as the Director of Education. Jamie has over 20+ years of experience as an educator.

Jamie was born and raised in Kansas, attending public schools in Wichita. Participated on the debate team in high school and college. Earned a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Wichita State University in 2001. After graduating from WSU, started teaching full-time as an English and debate teacher at Arkansas City High School. Moved into a role as an instructional coach, helping mentor new teachers, provide professional development, and managing testing and data, continuing in that role until 2023.

In 2010, completed a Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Southwestern College. Jamie completed the graduate classes and passed the Praxis test for a building principal license in 2015 from Newman University. Jamie is currently, ABD on a Doctorate degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a Certificate in Instructional Design from K-State and plans to graduate in Spring 2024.

Jamie holds the following teaching licenses in Kansas: 

  • English (grades 7-12)
  • Family & Consumer Sciences (grades 6-12)
  • Speech Communication (grades 6-12)
  • Speech/Theatre (grades 6-12)
  • Eligible for Building Leadership (grades K-12)

Jamie is married to Jason, who is also an adjunct instructor at Cowley College in public speaking and a full-time school Library Media Specialist. Together they have fostered several children and teens over the past 15 years and have 6 adopted children.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss