The mission of Trinity Lutheran School is to assist families of our congregation and our community by providing a high-quality, Christ-centered education to equip students for life and eternity.
We offer full-time Christian education for pre-K through 8th grade in a multi-grade setting.
We provide opportunities for children to excel in all areas: academic, music, athletics, technology.
We currently have about 50 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as 24 preschoolers (ages 3-4 years), with an aftercare program available for our preK until 3:00pm.
We are a member of a nationally recognized family of Christian Education that serves its students with teachers who are qualified, dedicated, caring, and certified by the 5th largest private/parochial school system in the United States–Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
As of the 2018-2019 school year, we have been members of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP), a program for free tuition for families who qualify. Please contact us for more details.
Trinity Lutheran School utilizes the multi-grade classroom model for our small classroom environment. But how does a multi-grade classroom work? Why should I send my kids to such a school? What are the benefits of a multi-grade classroom?
Please watch the two videos below to find out!
Meet the Staff
Josh Danell, Principal
5-8th Grade Teacher
I graduated from Martin Luther College (MLC) in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. As a graduate I was assigned to MLC as an Admissions Counselor where I served for two years. There, I traveled to nine WELS high schools, encouraging students to consider MLC to become pastors, teachers, and staff ministers. After two years I was reassigned with my wife, Kelly, to teach 4th-8th grade at Grace Lutheran School in Geneva, NE. We both taught in Geneva for four years until we accepted our Calls to teach here at TLS here in Marinette.
5-8th Grade Teacher
I was born and raised in Marinette. After attending UWC-Marinette and UW-Stevens Point, I graduated in December 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a middle school emphasis, and math minor. I taught math at Waupaca High School and then science, reading, and English at Weyauwega-Fremont Middle School before moving to a dairy farm south of Coleman. While David farmed, I raised our six children, subbed for all area schools, and worked as a caregiver and community supervisor for people with developmental disabilities. David and I served on both the Wisconsin and National Young Farmer and Rancher Committees. I have been employed as a caregiver at The Renaissance in Marinette since 2016. I accepted a one-year emergency call for the upper grades here at TLS in 2017 and am happily back this year to teach upper-grade reading, spelling, and language arts. I enjoy caregiving every other weekend, playing pinochle with family, shooting pool, playing percussion and volleyball, working logic puzzles, and more.
2nd-4th Grade Teacher
I graduated from Martin Luther College in December of 2018 with degrees in elementary education and Spanish. Before graduating, I had the opportunity to teach Spanish at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, MI for one school year. Immediately after graduating, I was assigned to teach grades 5-7 here at Trinity in Marinette through the end of the year. I am so excited to continue teaching here at Trinity in the 2-4 grade classroom!
I grew up in Minnesota, attended MLC in New Ulm, MN, and have since lived in North Carolina, California, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Okinawa, Japan. I now live in Peshtigo with my family. My husband, Brian, works at Marinette Marine following a 22-year career in the Marine Corps. We have three children. I love music, gardening, and am an excellent pizza chef.
Kindergarten-1st Grade Teacher
I graduated from Martin Luther College with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. I earned my Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in December 2012. This will be my 17th year teaching. I taught 2nd grade for four years at Peace Lutheran School in Hartford, Wisconsin. Then I married my wonderful husband and moved to Marinette. After moving, I taught in the Pre-Kindergarten Program in the Peshtigo School District, kindergarten in the Menominee School district for 9 years, & grades 2-4 here at Trinity Lutheran School.
I have three children: Elise (16), Malachi (8), and Micah (4). We love camping, hiking, swimming, & watching our favorite team the Milwaukee Brewers!
I am so happy to be back at Trinity Lutheran School! I look forward to a great year getting to know you and your child and helping them grow academically and in the love and knowledge of our Savior!
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