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    Room: C210
    Phone: (907) 352-7574
    Email: Michael.Backus@matsuk12.us
    Zoom: 864-185-5669
     
    I have been an educator for a decade and have taught a variety of technology related topics in that time (my favorites are robotics, 3D printing, and app development). I enjoy teaching students to use technology and look forward to working with you this year. I have worked hard to develop lessons and assignments that are useful and/or interesting. I have also worked hard to structure my class so that you can work at your own pace and have some choice in the assignments you complete.

    I was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska and went to the University of Alaska Fairbanks upon graduating from Colony High. After getting a Bachelors of Arts in Economics, my wife and I volunteered in Bangladesh as Peace Corps volunteers. Shortly thereafter I became a teacher. Aside from 3D printing and robotics, I enjoy reading, hiking, biking, sailing, and camping with my wife and three children. My favorite book is The Martian.