Sossaman Principal Introduction

Sossaman Principal Introduction

Spartan Community,

Sossaman Middle School has a successful history of fantastic leadership teams since the school opened in 2013 and it is an honor and a privilege to be selected as the next principal of Sossaman Middle School. I am excited to continue to work with my Assistant Principal, Mr. Keeling and our dedicated staff as we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.

For those of you that do not know me yet, I was born in Ohio, but grew up here in Mesa, Arizona. I earned my bachelor’s in Secondary Education from Arizona State University and then completed my master’s in Educational Leadership with Northern Arizona University. I have worked in the Higley Unified School District since 2010 as a teacher and coach at Coronado Elementary before becoming a Spartan in 2013 when the school opened. At Sossaman, I was a 7th grade Social Studies teacher and a coach for six years before transitioning into the Dean of Students role in 2019. 

Not only am I proud to call Higley Unified School District my home professionally, but I also get to also call it my home as a community resident. My wife, Katie and I have been married for 19 years and have lived in Power Ranch since 2003 with both of our children attending HUSD schools.

We are posting the Dean of Students position and will begin our process to hire our new Dean immediately.

I am excited for this next chapter in my career and look forward to being a part of the Higley and Spartan communities as we prepare our young citizens for their future endeavors.

Have a great rest of your summer!


Bruce Potts

Go Spartans!