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Dr. Glenn J. Kimber received two Doctorate degrees, one in Constitutional Studies from Coral Ridge Baptist University based in Florida, and later a second Doctorate in education from George Wythe College.
Dr. Kimber also has conducted tours to the Middle East and developed a positive relationship with many of the leaders there. Because of his work and service in the Middle East both as a tour guide as well as a diplomat, Dr. Kimber received the coveted Ambassador of Peace award in 2016 from the Universal Peace Federation. It was presented to him by Amb. Sam Zackem, U.S. Ambassador to the Middle East.
Along with his wife Juliann, Dr. Kimber established a series of private schools in the 1990s called the Benjamin Franklin Academies to incorporate back into the classroom a strong moral and patriotic curriculum.
In 2001 the name was changed to Kimber Academy, designed for students ages K – 12. They have authored over 100 textbooks and educational guides which emphasize the U.S. Constitution, America’s Founding Fathers, and moral and religious values in all five core subjects.
In addition to being founder of the Kimber Academies, Dr. Kimber is currently president of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Restoration, and in that capacity conducts seminars throughout the United States called “The Healing of America.” This seminar series teaches participants 1) the founding of America, 2) the establishment of the U.S. Constitution, 3) America’s drift from the Constitution, and 4) how the greatness of America can be restored.
Julianne Skousen Kimber was born in Washington, D.C., to W. Cleon Skousen and Jewel Pitcher Skousen, and was raised in California and Utah. She graduated from Highland High School in Salt Lake City in 1962 and attended 3 years at Brigham Young University, majoring in Art with a minor in French. She married Glenn J. Kimber in 1965 in Salt Lake City.
During the past 50 years, Mrs. Kimber has worked with her husband in his several occupations. She has also held positions in the workforce: Secretary, clerk typist for the Military at Hill AFB (Ogden, UT) and Keesler AFB (Biloxi, MS), secretary and assistant at a copy center, and writing and illustrating over 100 textbooks for the private school she and her husband founded called the Glenn J. Kimber Academies.
During the 1980s, while working with her husband in the Freemen Institute, Mrs. Kimber wrote and illustrated a children’s patriotic lesson-book called “I Love America.” This volume is used in over 14,000 public schools across the nation. The book was recognized by senators, public school state boards, principals, and libraries throughout the nation. President Ronald Reagan also acknowledged the worth of these patriotic materials for public schools, in a personal letter.
Mrs. Kimber also composed many songs for young students on patriotism and religion.
From 1988-1989 she was a guest columnist for the Spectrum Newspaper in St. George, Utah, writing and illustrating a children’s column called “Kimber’s Korner.” These articles and games featured American History games and learning projects.
In 1993 Mrs. Kimber was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Coral Ridge Baptist University in Florida, and a year later she was given a Master of Arts Degree in the area of Constitutional Education from George Wythe College.
Mrs. Kimber has traveled with her husband from coast to coast and overseas as an assistant tour guide to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, England and Germany.
Glenn and Julianne have had 8 children, six living, and enjoy the love and company of 30 beautiful grandchildren and 6 darling great-grandchildren.
The Kimbers currently reside in Grouse Creek, Utah.
Kimber Academy National headquarters operates in Lindon, UT, with Jessica Bianco as Director and her family serving in many capacities.
Jessica was born to Brazilian parents in Utah. As a recent convert to the Latter Day Saint faith, her grandfather immigrated to the US when her father was just 14 years old. He sought a place where biblical morality prevailed and where laws mattered, as Brazil was undergoing political conflicts and decay during that time. Following the tragic murder of his brother due to these conflicts, he made the decision to come to America. Jessica grew up with her grandfather in her home, and he instilled in her a deep appreciation for the great men and women of the nation, the liberties enjoyed in America, and the country's important role in the restoration and second coming.
In her youth, Jessica's parents, along with her grandfather and aunt, took her to the State Capitol during legislative sessions to lobby for good laws and maintain the moral integrity of Utah schools while preserving America's founding principles in their communities. They regularly visited Washington D.C. to meet with senators and representatives, advocating passionately for the voice of the people. After a decade of dedicated efforts, they transitioned their approach to better serve their cause.
Jessica's family has now been in America since 1978, and they remain remarkably close, engaging in various endeavors together, including business. They continue her grandfather's legacy by working to uphold strong moral principles in society.
Jessica joined Kimber Academy a little over five years ago. Initially, she enrolled her children, then began teaching classes. In 2020, her family purchased the Lehi location, and she currently serves as the National Director for the Glenn J. Kimber Academies, while also administering the Lehi (now Lindon) location. Her association with Kimber Academy has connected her with like-minded patriots dedicated to restoring America to its original founding purpose.