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    Mrs. Sara Nichols

    Room: 220

    Phone: 480-279-8500

    Email: sara.nichols@husd.org

    Degrees and Certifications:
    BS in Psychology and Biology (Univeristy of Oregon)
    Master of Art in Teaching secondary science focus (Pacific University)
    AZ Secondary Biological Sciences Certified

    Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:00 and by appointment

    Hello Spartan families! My name is Sara Nichols and I am teaching 8th grade Integrated Science and Foundations of Biology this year at Sossaman Middle School. Altough this is my 15th year of teaching, this is my first year teaching at Sossaman Middle School. I am very excited to be back in Arizona and to be part of the Higley Unified School District! I have six years of experience teaching 8th grade science in Chandler Unified School District. Most recently I taught 7th grade science in Oklahoma for eight years, where I was awarded Middle School Teacher of the Year, Peer Partner of the year (for my role in leadership and mentorship with my colleagues), and the Masonic Teacher of Today award.

    I have my Masters in Secondary Science Education from Pacific University, and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Oregon.

    I was born and raised in Oregon, which is also where I met my husband. We moved to Arizona for several years where my husband earned his PhD from Arizona State University. Upon graduation he found a job that took us to Oklahoma. As chance would have it an amazing job opportunity landed in his lap and brought us back to the great state of Arizona. We are thrilled to be back in the desert!!! We love rooting for the Arizona State Sun Devils, AND the Oregon Ducks!

    Besides teaching and science, my passions include traveling, camping, hiking, knitting, and reading. I am very excited for this school year - it is going to ROCK!!

    WE ARE SPARTANS!!

    Student Recommended Materials:

    • 2 college ruled composition notebooks. One for each semester.

    Classroom Supply Wishlist: (donations greatly appreciated)

    • colored pencils
      kleenex/tissues
      disinfectant wipes