Claus Joens

Claus is a Career & Technical Education (CTE) Business Education teacher at Concrete High School. Linda is a high school counselor at Concrete High School. Claus and Linda live on the Skagit River in Marblemount, just outside North Cascades National Park. They have celebrated 27 beautiful years together. They have three children: Alex, a Software Engineer at Amazon in Seattle; Katie, a CPA with Jacobsen, Jarvis, & Co. in Seattle; and Christian, CHS Class of 2022 Valedictorian, who plans on attending the University of Washington for Environmental Science next year. Claus and Linda are dog lovers and have many pets. Claus enjoys hunting, fishing, and gardening when not working.

Washington State receives about $50 Billion per year in revenue. K-12 and higher education comprise two of the largest budget items. Claus worked in various positions of corporate finance for Ford Motor Company for 20 years before teaching business the past 10 years. He has the following education:

Master of Science in Educational Leadership Western Governors University
Master of Business Administration  Gonzaga University
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Eastern Washington University
Career and Technical Education Certificate Central Washington University
Associate of Arts in Agriculture Spokane Community College
Associate in Applied Science in Agribusiness Spokane Community College