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Sossaman Principal Introduction
My name is Daniel Fox, and I am honored to be recommended by Higley Unified School District as the new principal of Sossaman Middle School. Even before my first day on the job, I look forward to upholding the excellent traditions of the Spartan community, and I anticipate moving us forward in continued excellence through "Responsibility and Accountability." However, before we begin our journey together, I think it is important for you to know a little bit about the path which has led me to Sossaman Middle School.
As an Arizona native, I have been witness to the tremendous growth in the Phoenix area. During my youngest days before a huge population expansion in "The Valley," I attended Field Elementary in Mesa. My family eventually moved to Gilbert where I became a proud graduate of Gilbert High School. I attended Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University where I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's degree in Educational Leadership, respectively. Along the way, I married my wife Evelyn, and we are blessed to have three beautiful children: Corbin, Xachary, and Marlena.
I worked as a science and math teacher at EDUPRIZE Charter School and Newell Barney Middle School, and I then embarked on my administrative career working as a Data Specialist at Queen Creek High School. My experience at Queen Creek High School prepared me to tackle my position as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Williams Field High School. I value the four years I have spent at the high school for giving me perspective of the entire K – 12 educational process and a greater understanding of the role middle school plays in preparing students for future success.
I am excited for this new beginning, and I am thankful for the support of the Higley Unified School District administration as I prepare for the upcoming year. Together, we will ignite curiosity, nurture growth, and foster a passion for learning through the innovative learning experiences and supportive environment found at Sossaman Middle School.
Please join me for an open house on Tuesday, April 27th: in-person for staff from 4:00 – 5:00, online for parents from 5:00 – 6:00. The open house link will be sent at a later date.
A step by step tutorial has been provided as a means to support your student's academic journey. SMS Canvas Student or SMS Canvas Observer. A reminder: currently Canvas does not sync with our Student Information Database; therefore the only accurate grades reflect in ParentVue/StudentVue. We ask that you recognize the importance of viewing ParentVue on a regular basis, as you will find the most-up-to-date grades.
In an effort to be considerate of costs, students interested in purchasing a 2020-2021 yearbook are encouraged to visit the following site to place their order. Current cost for a yearbook is $35 with prices increasing October 1st. The Sossaman Middle School code to purchase is 13905821.