Hello. My name is Dusty Beckman. I am 35 yrs. old, and moved here to San Tan Valley, from Sioux City, IA, in the summer of 2015 for my first teaching position (7th ELA at Walker Butte K-8). Toward the end of last school year, I was offered at position here at STFHS to teach U.S. and World History. This has been a great opportunity for me as I am now in my preferred subject area and grade level.
I graduated from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN (2014). I had originally moved to Nashville in 2006 to pursue a career in the music industry. Opening a successful recording studio was more difficult than I had anticipated, so I decided to go back to school and get into the teaching field. Prior to that I served in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Scout; serving one tour in Iraq (2003).