Bethany Lutheran School

6041 Ridge Road; Parma, Ohio 44129

440-884-1010 / 440-884-9834 Fax

Our Vision is to...

   Instill a passion for Learning.

   Inspire a life of Christian Service.

   Ignite the Imagination.

To enhance our curriculum, we will enjoy various field trips including: The Great Lakes Science Center and Maple Syrup tasting in the Metroparks.


The central purpose of our school is to nurture each child's faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. We will daily worship God and study his Word as found in the Bible. The Gospel is taught with joy daily and our relationships in class are based upon the Gospel. We will use effective and current learning and teaching techniques and materials. I hold high, yet appropriate expectations for the students and believe that all students need to be successful.  Students need to be both challenged and helped toward their faith and live "by faith in the Son of God who loved me and game Himself for me." Galatians 2:20. I will help them become more responsible stewards of their time, talent, treasure, and testimony in a joy-filled life. My job is to help equip students to serve God and others. I will encourage parents to provide the primary training for their children to have family devotions and to take their children to weekly worship.

Mr. Sellke created the phrase

 "In His Name we Pray and Play"

and has coached and

given many presentations in regards to Christian Athletics.

     Mr. David Sellke has been teaching for the past 35 years. He has been at Bethany Lutheran School since 1990. In 1977, he earned his Associate of Arts degree from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois.

   Prior to teaching at Bethany, Mr. Sellke served as a teacher at St. Mark Lutheran and Westpark Lutheran in Cleveland.  He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

     He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. When he is not teaching, you can find him fishing, hiking, camping, golfing, and watching sporting events.

Mr. David Sellke

Departmentalized Instructor