Teacher Biography

  • Hello Students and Parents,

    My name is Ms. Backues (the easiest way to say it is, Back-us) and I will be your 4th grade teacher. I am an Arizona native from Apache Junction, Arizona and graduated from this school district.  I am a graduate from Northern Arizona University with both my Bachelors in Elementary Education and Special Education.  I have worked with Special Education grades K-6 and this will be my seventh year in fourth grade. One of my major passions in life is to help my students grow as individuals and become functioning citizens. I believe in creating strength within the individual.

    When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my three dogs, reading new books, and visiting my family.  Of my three dogs I have; Louie who is 8 years old, Barkley who is 13 years old, and Tyra who is 8 years old (and one of my first special needs dogs). 

    Team Green

    Facts About Me:

    • Birthday: February 20
    • Favorite Color: Green & Pink
    • Faviorte Books: Harry Potter Series, Hatchet, and The Indian in the Cupboard 
    • Favorite Movie Genres: Musicals, Sci-Fi, and Horror
    • Favorite Drinks: Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Cream Soda, and Tea
    • Favorite Foods: Italian & Chinese 


    I feel open communication between the teacher, parent, and student are necessary to the success of all my students. Please feel free to call, e-mail, or classdojo message me with any necessary information or concerns. E-mail and classdojo messages are the fastest way of communication as I will check it many times throughout the day. I look forward to working with both you and your student, it is going to be a spectacular school year!!



    Miss. Backues