Our School

From our highly-qualified faculty and staff to our dedicated PTO volunteers, there are many reasons to make Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School your educational partner. Let us show you the ways FMSE is committed to providing the best educational experience for your child.

Our Mission Statement

At FMSE, we will inspire and prepare students to become lifelong learners who will make a positive difference in our community.

A Stellar District

Faith Mather Elementary is one of 14 other schools in the technology-rich Queen Creek Unified School District. Well-established in excellence, QCUSD is the perfect pillar for FMSE to build on a deeply-rooted foundation and launch its bright, prosperous future.

With such a high success rate, our school is destined for academic achievement.

Our Curriculum

Beyond Textbooks

QCUSD follows the Beyond Textbooks curriculum. Beyond Textbooks is a mastery learning model of a scope and sequence of state standards. Teachers meet regularly to review data collected on student mastery and adjust instruction accordingly on a weekly basis. All of these efforts are to guarantee our FMSE students are prepared to move forward.


FMSE uses many resources additional to our curriculum to meet the needs of the whole student. QCUSD is an AVID district. AVID is a program supporting best practices in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading.


Sossamon is one of QCUSD’s STEM-focused elementary schools. Here at FMSE, we recognize science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in our quarterly school-wide events and even in daily lesson plans.

Makerspace Environment

FMSE offers a Makerspace environment, which is a learning space dedicated to a constructivist education, allowing all of our K–6 students to interact with the design process and stretch their creative skills. At Sossamon, we also incorporate character education and leadership development into our instruction.

Tools for Success

We pride ourselves in giving children the tools they need to excel in the classroom and in life. Beyond our first rate educational programs and pristine classroom facilities, FMSE’s state-of-the-art computer lab and library serve as media hubs connecting our students to the most reliable resources and information in a supervised learning environment.

Our History

Our school was named for an icon of the Queen Creek community. Faith Mather Sossaman, who had a special skill and compassion for her students, began her teaching career at Queen Creek Elementary School in January, 1932. Although she was not fluent in Spanish, Mrs. Sossaman taught her students English on top of all of the other school subjects. She and her family helped shape Queen Creek into the thriving community it is today.