Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Dean Backus
Born in Germany, raised in Seattle. Attended Charles Wright Academy and Momoyama Gakuin in Osaka, Japan. Graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Telecommunications and Film Studies and a minor in English; subsequently obtained a Masters in Education from Portland State University. 10+ years of classroom teaching experience, 3 years at Scappoose in the Language Arts department. Also certified in Social Studies. Award-winning playwright/essayist/short story author.