Welcome Spartan's, my name is John Burke.  I am looking forward to a fantastic fifth year in our great Middle school.  I am the Applied Technology/Robotics teacher at Sossaman Middle School.  This is my Seventh year with the Higley School District.  I previously taught Math at another school for five years. I am so happy to be part of the Sossaman Spartan Family.  

    Prior to teaching, I worked with the New York City Police Department.  I retired 10 years ago as Police Sergeant.  I decided to go back to school a get certified in education.  I love working with kids! 

    My family and I have lived in the Cortina Community since we moved here in 2006.   I absolutely love the weather and do not miss the cold New York winters.  My wife Lisa and I have four children. My oldest son Christian is in ASU's Aviation program, my second son John is in his second year of College as Business major at CGCC, My Daughter Mary is starting her Junior year at HHS and our Daughter Bella is entering her sophomore year at HHS.

    I am looking forward to another great year at Sossaman and look forward to teaching your child in our Applied Technology, Robotics, and Computer Foundations classes.  

    John J. Burke 
    Applied Technology/Robotics Teacher
    Sossaman Middle School