Welcome to Florence-Carlton High School !
My name is Audrey Backus, Florence-Carlton Middle School/High School principal. I want to welcome you to our school district. We at Florence-Carlton High School are a community of learners committed to providing students with a well rounded, challenging education in a safe environment.
This is my tenth year serving as principal in the Florence-Carlton School District and my first year as the Florence-Carlton High School principal. I grew up 10 minutes east of St. Louis, Missouri, just across the mighty Mississippi River. As a result, I am a diehard Cardinal baseball fan. My undergraduate and graduate work was completed at the University of Montana. My credentials include a BA in Elementary Education, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction, and a K-12 Principal's License . I began my teaching career as a second grade teacher in St. Regis, MT. After a year, I moved to Dillon, MT to begin my career as a middle school teacher. I continued to teach in Dillon until 2007. In Dillon, I taught grades 6-8. I am married to Perry Backus. I am the mother to two adult children-Alyse and Jake and one FCHS student, Mckyle. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, and winter recreation.
It is a privilege to serve as the middle school and high school principal in Florence alongside such highly qualified professionals. I truly care about the educational needs of our students. As a teacher, I was proud of the relationships I formed with my students, their parents, and my fellow colleagues. I hope to continue the same kinds of relationships as principal in Florence.Mission Statement:Florence-Carlton parents, school and community will provide a safe, respectful environment that strives to prepare all students to become responsible, life-long learners by empowering them with the integrity, knowledge and skills to contribute to a changing world.
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