Meet Our School Staff
Ms Jessica Rohde – Preschool Teacher
Ms Rohde 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 Schrank – Preschool Helper and Librarian
Mrs Karen Harding – Preschool Helper
Mrs Barbara Tesch – Kindergarten Teacher AM
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 – Kindergarten Teacher PM
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.
Ms Jessie Kempky – 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher
Ms Kempky teaches first and second grade. She grew up in the local area with Trinity in Coleman being her home church. Ms Kempky received a BS in Education with a music concentration in 1993. She has served as first and second grade teacher and music coordinator for Resurrection Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL for three years, and in the same positions for St John’s Lutheran in Mukwonago, WI. Ms Kempky has continued her education with additional courses through Martin Luther College, U.W Waukesha, and Cardinal Stritch.
Mr Nathan Deering – Acting Principal and 3rd and 4th Grade Teacher
Mr Deering serves as our principal, technology director, and our third and fourth grade teacher. He has been teaching at Trinity since the 2016-2017 school year. Mr Deering graduated from Martin Luther College with a BS degree in Spring of 2016.
Mrs Beth Kamps – 5th, 6th, and 7th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Kamps graduated from UW-Stevens Point in December 1992 with BS in elementary education with a middle-school add-on and math minor. She immediately began working for second semester in 1993 as a long-term substitute math teacher at Waupaca High School. She was then hired during the summer of 1993 as a middle school teacher at Weyauwega-Fremont Middle School teaching one year of mainly 7th grade science & reading and then four years of mainly 6th grade English & reading. She also coached one year of volleyball before moving to the Coleman, WI area in the summer of 1998 to begin raising a family.
From 1998 to 2017, Mrs. Kamps raised six children while sending them through a WELS school. During this time, she was working at various care-giving and substitute teaching jobs. Mrs. Kamps has been working at Trinity since in August 2017 for 5th, 6th & 7th grades.
Mr Bruce Desotell – School Custodian
Mrs Rachel Cotton – School Secretary
Mrs Cotton has had over 17 years of administrative experience, having started working for the American Embassy in Stockholm in 2000. She has an AS degree in Biology and a general AA degree. Mrs Cotton has also done further studies in the health field and is continuing her education through NWTC currently. She became a WELS member in 2006 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran in Clarksville, TN and moved to Marinette in January of 2017. She has been serving TLS since 2017.