Welcome to Mrs. Backes's page!


I am currently in my 20th year of teaching here in St. Charles. This year I will be teaching Math to all sixth graders.  I previously taught for five years in Lanesboro. My hometown is Granada, MN. I have graduated with my high school degree from GHEC High School, undergraduate degree from Southwest State University, and Master's degree from St. Mary's University.

In my free time I enjoy camping, boating, playing piano, and spending time with family and friends. I also love anything to do with Disneyworld and traveling to tropical destinations!

My husband, Greg, and I are the proud parents of our three daughters. Emma, a sophomore at South Dakota State University, Sara, a junior here at St Charles High School, and Anna, our sweet little Hawaiian girl who is a first grader here at St. Charles Elementary!  Anna has quite the birth story.  She was born in Hawaii six years ago while my family and I were on vacation!  

I am looking forward to another great year of teaching 6th graders at St. Charles!

If you'd like to get ahold of me, I can be reached through email or calling 932-4910  ext. 215

Contact: Jill Backes