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.

     Mrs. Elaine Moses has been serving as a teacher in the Lutheran School System for

24 years.  She taught for 14 years at West Park Lutheran School, 8 years at St. Thomas Lutheran School and 1 year at St. John Lutheran School in Cleveland.  At these schools, she served as choir and hand bell choir director.  Mrs. Moses is very thankful to have the privilege to teach at her home congregation.

     She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Cleveland State University, and her Synodical training through Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She is a Lutheran Educators Association (LEA) member, state trained Mentor to first year teachers, and has served on the professional development and licensure committee for Lutheran teachers.  She plays guitar and sings on the Praise Team for the Contemporary service at Bethany.  Mrs. Moses has four children and four grandchildren.  She enjoys reading, walking, scrapbooking and playing her guitar for her school children.

Mrs. Elaine Moses


Inside Kindergarten



Mrs. Tracy Schwartz

Kindergarten Aide

"I love my job - working with the kids in kindergarten."


Mrs. Schwartz has been the kindergarten aide at Bethany for the past 14 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health as a clinic aide and was a Bethany lunch monitor,

   Tracy has been married to her husband, Ernie, for almost 31 years and they reside in Parma.  She has three boys who all attended Bethany Lutheran School. She has been a member of Bethany Lutheran Church for almost 30 years and hosts a womans bible study at her house on Wednesday evenings.

   Mrs. Schwartz enjoys wine tasting, car races, Amish country and playing games.

Kindergarten is all about “firsts.”  This is the first time the children will eat lunch at school.  For some, it may be the first time they really learn who Jesus is.  I consider it a real joy to share my faith and knowledge of our Savior and watch that faith grow in my students.  They will learn Bible stories, recite Bible passages and sing songs that will help to nurture that growing faith.  This may be a first time of reading for some children.  Reading is one of my favorite subjects to teach.  It is such a thrill as I watch the students’ pride as they begin to read.  They will take books and word cards home to read with their families.  I also enjoy teaching art. So, along with wonderful projects from our art teacher, Mrs. Arthur, they will have many other fun projects to work on.

Children must be 5 years old by

August 1st of the current school year.


Kindergarten is a full day program with instruction

in Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Music,Art, Physical Education, and

Religious Instruction.


We will also have special activity days, with the help of our 8th grade partners.  Along with these special days, the parents will have the opportunity to participate as well.  I enjoy using the Smartboard and computers with my children.  We have iPads for the children with many apps that will be geared toward each student’s level to enhance reading and math progress in the Common Core Standards.  I consider it a blessing to help make these “firsts” a little easier for my students AND their parents.