Hello Spartan Families!
    Welcome to 7th grade!  I am very excited for the school year to begin and to be teaching my fifth year at Sossaman Middle School.  This year, I will be co-teaching 5 English Language Arts classes with Mrs. Burke in room #239.  Daily lessons and activities for these classes will be available on Canvas.  All students can stop by my classroom #217 before school (by appointment) or during most period 4 lunches for assistance, guidance, or support. 
    This year marks the beginning of my 25th year working with children.  I started in California as a teacher's assistant in preschool.  I then taught and guided at-risk youth in the school, residential and home settings.  Shortly after moving to Arizona with my family in 2005, I taught preschool where I enjoyed this young age for 8 years.  I joined Sossaman and the HUSD family in 2014 and truly love teaching middle school students!
    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Cheers to a fantastic 2019-2020 school year!
    Kristy Calimpong
    Special Education Teacher
    Special Education Department Chair
    email: kristen.calimpong@husd.org
    Phone: (480) 279-8500
    Extra help hours: M-TH 8:15am-8:45am & period 4 lunch
    Room 217