Halley Backus

Phone: 972-708-6920


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology English Language Arts & Reading 7-12 Certification

Halley Backus


My name is Ms. Backus and I teach English 2! This is my third year teaching at Duncanville High School- I also attended and graduate from Duncanville as well! Duncanville is my home and I'm excited to give back to a place that gave me so much! I look forward to working with you this year, please do not hesitate to contact me! 


Reader’s Choice!

In an effort to help students fall in love with reading, this year you will have the opportunity to choose what you read from a list of books each nine weeks. You will meet in class regularly with  other students reading the same book-- an average of 40 minutes per week. Book Clubs will work together to complete daily assignments and a project over the book. This helps foster a love of reading, while building up testing stamina.

Listener’s Choice

Beyond just reading, it is my goal to help students fall in love with written and spoken word. Throughout the year we will be listening to different podcasts, paired with our readings; however, on Friday’s -- you are invited to get comfortable, put on headphones, and  listen to a podcast of your choice. Students can use their own technology for this, or you have the option to use a school-issued device and headphone set.


  • 1st Block: E2- 7:30-8:28

    2/5 Block: E2 8:35- 10:11

    3rd Block: Planning Block

    4th Block: E2 12:25- 1:55

    6th Block: E2 10:18- 12:18

    7th Block: Conference Block

    8th Block: E2 1:55- 3:00