Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Montevallo
Mrs. Jo Ellen Backmon
I am a 5th grade teacher at Thompson Intermediate School. I taught for 4 years in a private school, and for the last 19 years I have taught in the Alabaster area (Creek View and TIS) I joined the TIS family in 2000, when the school was developed. My favorite subject to teach is math. Social Studies is also a favorite of mine. I have traveled with the 5th grade several times to Washington D.C., Jamestown, and Williamsburg, where history comes alive. Teaching is a passion for me. I aways enjoy interacting with the students and watching them grow and develop into extraordinary young men and women.
I am married with two grown sons, Steven and Phillip. I have a 4 year old grandson, Jase, that holds my heart.