Meet Our 2019 – 2020 School Staff
Josh Danell, Principal / 5th -8th Grade Teacher (morning)
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.
Jessica Desotell, 5th – 8th Grade Teacher (afternoon)
Jessica Desotell I’m originally from Coleman area Wisconsin, but have lived in central and southern Wisconsin as well. After graduating from MLC, I lived and worked in Japan at an international school for 8 years. I love to try new things and see new places, but that has slowed down a little bit since God has blessed me with a wonderful family of 2 girls, a husband, and quite a few animals with more to come. I’ll be teaching the 5-8 graders Spelling, Science, Art, and Reading.
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!
Kelly Danell, Kindergarten – 1st Grade Teacher
I graduated from MLC in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Math. I taught 3rd and 4th grade for one year at St. John’s Lutheran School in Redwood Falls, MN. In July 2015, Josh and I were called to Grace Lutheran School in Geneva, NE. I was blessed to serve as the lower grades teacher for four years. This past summer Josh and I moved to Menominee to begin our ministry here at Trinity Lutheran.
Kim Page, Pre School Teacher
I grew up in Minnesota, attended MLC in New Ulm, MN, and has since lived in North Carolina, California, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Okinawa, Japan. The summer before last she moved to Peshtigo with her family. Her husband, Brian, works at Marinette Marine following a 22-year career in the Marine Corps. They have three children. Mrs. Page was our long-term sub in the PreK room last year, and is excited to be our PreK teacher this year. She loves music, gardening, and is an excellent pizza chef.
Mrs Karen Harding – kindergarten/1st helper
Mrs Kat Ehlers – preschool helper
Mrs Julie Desotell – afternoon preschool care
Mrs Deb Mathey – School Secretary
Mr Bruce Desotell – school engineer