Beth Boester, Principal

I am thrilled at the opportunity to work together with you to help our students not only reach, but exceed their educational goals. I am a lifelong educator inspired by a steadfast commitment to our Lord, students and families, a love of learning, and the ability to solve problems. I have been a classroom teacher at the elementary level as well as the college level, and I am excited about my role as principal. I am eager to foster and maintain lasting relationships with every member of the Trinity community. Please feel free to visit with me in the days and weeks ahead and know that you can always contact me at or (618)495-2246 if you wish.

If you have any questions related to school policies, procedures, schedules, or anything else, please call us at (618)495-2246 or stop by and visit.

God's Blessings,

Beth Boester

Principal's Profile:

Mrs. Boester has been involved in education for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She continued her studies at SIU-C and earned her Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Education. After a few years of teaching in the Lutheran Education system, she participated in the Colloquy program through Concordia Chicago and earned her Commissioned Minister of the Word status. After many years of teaching in the classroom, Mrs. Boester returned to school and earned her Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership with an Administrative Certification through Concordia University - Chicago.

Mrs. Boester has taught at many different schools and grade levels over the past years. She began her teaching career at Lick Creek Elementary School in 3rd Grade. She then taught at Giant City School in Carbondale for year, also at the 3rd Grade level. Following that, she began working on her Master's Degree in Mathematics Education and worked as an aide at the junior high level at Unity Point School, also in Carbondale. For two years, she opened and ran A+ Tutoring Center in the Small Business Incubator in Carbondale and worked part time at John A Logan College in Carterville teaching Mathematics for Elementary Teachers. Following this endeavor, she taught 5th through 8th grade mathematics at Nashville Middle School in Nashville, Illinois. She then took a couple of years off from teaching to spend time with her family. Being a teacher at heart, she then returned to teaching, once again. She taught part-time at Kaskaskia College in the mathematics department for fifteen years. During this same time, she taught 7th and 8th Grade for Trinity Lutheran School in Hoffman, Illinois. With the change in position from classroom to administrator, she resigned from K. C. so she could focus on Trinity Lutheran School and has been the principal for the past two years.

Mrs. Boester has been involved with many different school projects and committees in addition to professional organizations. Her passions center around Religion, Mathematics, and Technology. However, as you know, Reading carries over to all areas of life, so she also enjoys reading and teaching Language Arts.

Mrs. Boester believes that all children are capable of learning and growing and deserve to be in a Christ-centered, loving environment where they can thrive. She believes that persistence and perseverance are key to a child's success. With a focus on a positive mindset and brain based educational strategies, she continues to provide challenging academics for her students and encourages her staff to do as well. Keeping the school a positive place for students to learn and grow is a top priority.

Mrs. Boester makes sure to visit each classroom at least once each day and greets students by name giving positive encouragement. She promotes the school mission of preparing students to be responsible members of the Christian community, strong in faith, and equipped with the knowledge and skill, to live as powerful, forgiven witnesses of Christ and His love.

What she loves best about being part of Trinity Lutheran School, is that at any time of the day, whether it is a blessing or a challenging situation, she and the staff and students can stop what they are doing and pray! Placing our trust in God's hands is always best. Her verse to live by is 1 Peter 3:15: But in your hearts revere Christ as LORD. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have, but do this with gentleness and respect.