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JAMES KLOS - Staff Profile

BIOLOGY

klos.james@wsalem.k12.wi.us

608-786-1220

           I graduated from West Salem High School in 1987, then in May of 1993 from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with majors in Education and Biology.  I have completed a Masters Degree in Teaching and Education from Saint Mary’s University of Winona, Minnesota in May of 2000. I also earned a Masters Degree in Servant-Leadership along with a Principal licensure at Viterbo University in 2006.

          The last six academic years I have been teaching Advanced Placement Biology, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Ethics in Science, and Medical Terminology at Black River Falls High School. I was also a class advisor, member of the district safety committee, Response to Intervention instructor and coordinator,  PBIS internal coach, and volunteer wrestling, track, and weightlifting coach.

           Previously I taught Physics, Physical Science, and Principles in Engineering for three years at Marshall Senior High School in Marshall, Wisconsin. Before Marshall, I taught Biology, Ecology, and Anatomy and Physiology for seven years at Unity High School in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. The knowledge I have gained from being a teacher, a department chair, and a coach of track and wrestling in three districts with it’s students, educators, and administrators has confirmed and solidified my philosophies of education and administration.

          I am honored to be teaching at West Salem High School, and back to being a panther to finish out my teaching career. On West Salem!

SCHEDULE
TIME
Semester 1
Semester 2
Before school
~ 6:30 am
Prep/Help
Prep/Help
Period 1
7:50 – 8:38
Anatomy
Biology
Period 2
8:42 – 9:32
Anatomy
Anatomy
Period 3
9:36 – 10:24
PREP
Biology
Period 4
10:28–11:16
Biology
PREP
Period 5
11:16–12:37
Supervision/lunch 
Biology
Lunch
11:16–12:37
Detention/Supervision
2nd Lunch
Period 6
12:41 – 1:28
PREP
PREP
Period 7
1:32 – 2:19
Biology
Anatomy
Period 8
2:23 – 3:10
AP Biology
AP Biology
After school
~3:10 – 4:30
Prep/Help
Prep/Help