Trinity Lutheran School

The word of the Lord endures forever. - 1 Peter 1:25
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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.

Multi-Grade Classrooms

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.

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Beth Kamps

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.

All of our children attended St. John Lutheran School by Peshtigo, where Isaac is currently in second grade.  Freshman John (future pastor--fingers crossed!), sophomore Kristen, and senior Kevin attend Luther Prep High School in Watertown, WI.  Lauren is a sophomore at Martin Luther College in MN studying Early Childhood Education and organ.  Brian, our 22-year-old, recently moved to St. Paul, MN, and works at Amazon.

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Liz Broring

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!

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Kim Page

Preschool Teacher

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.

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Meet Mrs. Page

Jennifer Schmiege

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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Teachers Aides


Mrs. Karen Harding

Kindergarten-1st Helper


Mrs. Kat Ehlers

Preschool Helper


Mrs. Julie Desotell

Afternoon Preschool Care

Support Staff


Mrs. Deb Mathey

School Secretary


Mr. Bruce Desotell

School Engineer

What We Teach

The curriculum at Trinity Lutheran School seeks to educate the mind and enlighten the heart through the timeless truths of God’s Word. Trinity's curricular framework is balanced and comprehensive. Its design promotes cognitive growth in all of its objectives, activities, strategies, and resources. The curriculum takes into account the wide range of cultural backgrounds and learning styles of its students, offering flexibility to remediate the struggling student while at the same time enriching the gifted learner. The Trinity Lutheran student will be fully equipped with the tools needed to succeed in and out of the classroom.

Tuition and Fees

Registration will soon be open for the 2021-2022 school year. Families with students new to the school will soon be able to complete the Application process through TADS. Families with returning students will soon be able to complete the Enrollment process and the Tuition Agreement through TADS. Please contact School Secretary Deb Mathey with any questions at or at (715) 732-2956.
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August Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 12:00pm



1216 Colfax St., Marinette, WI 54143


(715) 732-2956 |