Ms. Klas has been actively involved in education for over eighteen years, as an assistant, substitute teacher for APS, and teacher for APS and teacher for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
- Teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade social studies
- Three years at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon
- Bachelor of University Studies, UNM, 1973 – Economics, art
- Bachelor of Arts, College of Santa Fe, 1996 – Elementary education
- Certification of Financial Planning, Denver, Colorado
- Assistant, substitute and regular education teacher with APS for eight years – taught 4th, 5th, and 4/5 combinations
- Social studies teacher at Queen of Heaven for ten years (head teacher for five years)
Ms. Klas is a native of Albuquerque, but has lived in Denver, Newark, Dallas, and Portland. She worked for AT&T Long Lines as a craftsperson, a local bank here in Albuquerque as teller, new accounts, and interim head teller, and bookkeeping for Supercuts. She has two beautiful grown daughters that are married with children, living and working here in Albuquerque. She has four grandchildren – three grandsons and one granddaughter.