Tom Backen
English Department Chair, English Teacher, Assistant Speech Coach
Phone: 952-927-4176, ext. 2200
St. John’s University, B.A., English & Speech, 1975; St. Mary’s University, M.A., Education, 1999; NEH Summer Seminar at Columbia University, 1988; Minn. Humanities Teacher Institute, 1994; Minn. Debate Coach of the Year, 1998; member of National Council of Teachers of English; member of Minnesota Debate Teachers’ Association; member of Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota; Faculty of the Year, 2000; Parents’ Choice Award, 2005; Minnesota Writing Project Summer Institute Fellow, 2008; inducted into the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame (for debate/speech coaching and judging) in 2005; started teaching in 1976, and has taught at BSM since 1984.
2501 Highway 100 South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416     952-927-4176