Mrs. Kathy Ruic
After moving to Cleveland with her husband in 1999, Mrs. Ruic heard about Lutheran West from friends, but it would be a decade before she would finally come to teach Art at West. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Rochester College and then her teaching license in Visual Arts after a period of time spent working with severely troubled children. She then taught at a small Catholic elementary school for eight years before coming to West in 2010. She loves being a part of the Lutheran West community, being able to challenge her students to creatively express the stories that God has given to them, and teaching in a supportive environment in which teachers truly care for their students. Mrs. Ruic is excited to see where to see what God has in store for her future at Lutheran West and beyond. Mrs. Ruic currently teaches all fine arts courses with the exception of Digital Photography and Computer Art.
Mr. Mark Stover
Mr. Stover has been associated with Lutheran West since his childhood. His father was a long-time teacher and coach at Lutheran West in the 1960s and 1970s. He graduated from Lutheran West in 1981. He attended Concordia University Chicago and received a B.A. in Education with a major in Art and a minor in Industrial Arts. He is currently head of the Industrial Technology Department and teaches various wood shop, technology, engineering, computer art, and photography courses. He also coaches the 5th & 6th grade football team that is part of the Shorthorns program. His family includes his wife Terry and their four children, Marissa, Nate, Sam, and Jeremiah. He is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Westlake. Mr. Stover currently teaches Digital Photography and Computer Art.