Mr. Klassen is certified by the TEA to teach Speech and Social Studies 7-12. Before joining Trinity in 2017, he practiced law for 26 years, including 13 years as the Chief of the United States Attorney's Office in Midland. He has tried more than 80 cases to a jury during his career and has served as an instructor at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, on multiple occasions. He began Trinity's award-winning Speech and Debate Team in 2017. Mr. Klassen and his wife Stephanie have two daughters: Katherine, a sophomore at the University of Portland, and Mary, a senior at Midland High School. In his spare time, he is a passionate fan of the Minnesota Twins and enjoys reading political biographies--the longer the better.