Meet Our School Staff
Mrs Jessica Desotell – 5th-7th Grade Teacher
Ms Desotel graduated from Martin Luther College before teaching at an immersion school in Japan for 8 years. Serving at Trinity Lutheran School is her first teaching position since being back in the USA. She has been with us since the 2016-2017 school year.
Mrs Karen Harding – K-1st Grade Helper
Mrs Barbara Tesch – K-1st Grade Teacher
Mrs Tesch started her teaching career at Trinity Lutheran School in 2003. During this time she has taught Pre-K 3&4, Third and Fourth grades, and is now serving as our Kindergarten teacher. Prior to serving our school, she taught first and second grade, and later Kindergarten, at Trinity in Marshfield, WI. Mrs Tesch recieved a BS Degree in Education from Martin Luther College with a concentration in music in 1983. Mrs Tesch has also continued her education by taking additional classes at Martin Luther College and Cardinal Stritch University.
Mrs Julie Desotell – pre-school afternoon care
Mrs Desotell has been serving Trinity Lutheran School since 2007, when she started as a Pre-K aid for Mrs Tesch. She has taken early childhood courses through NWTC and has been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 39 years.
Mrs Jennifer Schmiege – 2nd – 4th Grade Teacher
Jennifer graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN with a Bachelor of Science in Education and concentration in early childhood education. She received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 2012. She just completed her 14th year of teaching. She began her teaching career at Peace Lutheran School in Hartford, WI teaching 2nd grade. After marrying Nathan Schmiege she moved to the Marinette area and began working in the Menominee Area Public Schools. Jennifer taught kindergarten at Central School for the past ten years. Jennifer is state certified in Wisconsin and Michigan and annually completes continuing education courses and training in reading interventions, technology, management strategies, and more. She loves working with children and does all she can to foster a love of learning in each child she teaches. Jennifer is very excited for the new exciting opportunities at Trinity Lutheran School.
New Profile to come soon! – 5th, through 8th Grade Teacher
Mr Bruce Desotell – School Custodian