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Mr. Bacskay

Hello Bobcats and Families,

My name is Gary Bacskay (Mr. B) and I am on top of the world to be your upcoming 7th grade Social Studies teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. This will be my first-year teaching at Sonoran Foothills. I previously taught 7th-12th grade history at a few Christian schools in the valley, along with being an assistant principal at one. I like having the opportunity in teaching students about our past and the events that shaped who we are today by engaging them to learn, comprehend, and increasing their knowledge on history.

A little about myself, I am retired military (Army) and received my Bachelor’s degree through Kaplan University. Just recently, I received two more degrees through Grand Canyon University. My first degree was a Masters in Secondary Education, and my second degree was through the College of Doctoral Studies with an emphasis in Educational Specialist in K-12 Leadership.

I have a wonderful wife of 25 years, who also is a teacher at Sonoran Foothills. We have three amazing adult sons and four young grand kids, who have an endless amount of energy. I enjoy the outdoors and often take my jeep out four-wheeling. I am a sports guy and love watching college and NFL football in my spare time. It’s different now watching the game instead of playing and coaching it. 

Thanks again for allowing Sonoran Foothills to be the center for your child’s education. I hope your child and myself will learn more about each other and where history paved the path in who we are today.