Welcome to Mrs. Backes's page!

I am currently in my 22nd year of teaching here in St. Charles. This year I will be teaching Math to all sixth graders and English and MN History to my homeroom.  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 boating, ranger rides, playing piano, spending time with family and friends, and going to our lake house in Fairmont, MN. I also love anything to do with Disneyworld and traveling!

My husband, Greg, and I are the proud parents of our three daughters. Emma, a senior at South Dakota State University, Sara, a freshman at The College of St. Benedict, and Anna, our sweet little Hawaiian girl who is a third grader here at St. Charles Elementary!  Anna has quite the birth story.  She was born in Hawaii eight 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