Mrs. Backes



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Mrs. Backes

My name is Jodi Backes. I was born, raised, and graduated from Willmar. I was also fortunate to be able to begin my teaching career in my hometown.
I attended Willmar Community College and received my Associate’s of Arts degree in 1993. Then I transferred to St. Cloud State University and earned my Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1995. I later received my Master's of Elementary Education from St. Mary’s University.
I have taught for the Willmar Public Schools since 1995. Throughout my teaching career I have taught 1st-4th grades, Elementary Health, and now I am currenting teaching S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering Math) to grades 3-5.

As a teacher, I find my job challenging yet rewarding. What I enjoy the most is the relationships I build with students and parents and the growth I see in each of my students.