Mr. Scott Backus

Phone: 623-445-3300


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Mr. Scott Backus

Dear DVMS Community,

I consider it a great privilege and honor to become the principal of Deer Valley Middle School this school year. I look forward to working with our staff, students and parents in making sure DVMS is a school that makes us all proud.

I was born and raised in Michigan but spent 30 years here in Arizona where my wife and I raised our three children. We are a family who believes in public service. My wife Ronda is a school teacher here in the district and has taught for a total of 20 years. My son is a police officer in the Valley, my oldest daughter is a public speaker, community organizer, and my youngest daughter is about to be deployed to the Middle East as a medic in the Army. In the midst of all this, two of them have gotten married and given us a total of three grandchildren, which my wife and I are very excited about. I began teaching in 2001 as a history/social studies teacher, and later moved into administration. I spent the last five years living in Texas with my wife. I found the experience enriching and rewarding as I worked as an assistant principal at Pearsall Junior High School for two years and the principal of McDowell Middle School in Hondo, Texas the last three years. I believe my experience will help me lead DVMS to success.

Deer Valley Middle School has a proud history. I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to this school becoming a school that greatly benefits our students and community. Our staff is ready to take on the challenge and do what is needed in order to lead us to success. We cannot do it without our parents being involved as well. I invite you to reach out to me and be a part of DVMS. I look forward to serving the community of DVMS and getting to know you.

It's a great day to be a Colt!

Scott Backus