Mrs. Anna Backstrom, M.Ed

    Mrs Backstrom serves DVUSD as the K-12 Fine Arts and Health Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Specialist.

    Anna Backstrom has been a teacher since 2005. She began her teaching time at Foothills Elementary in the Peoria Unified School district. Next she taught at Stetson Hills as the Music Specialist for the Deer Valley Unified School District in 2010. She then became the Choral Director and Piano Lab teacher at Sandra Day O'Connor High School. She earned a degree of Bachelor of Music Education, College of Education from Mississippi State University and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Her certifications and endorsements include Standard Professional Secondary Education: 6-12 Music, Music: PreK-12, and Structured English Immersion: PreK-12.  

    “The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” ~William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education