Mary Kay Tajnai

Elementary Administrative Assistant

What is your role at CLS?

I work in the Elementary Office supporting Mrs. Gould and teaching staff.

What do you love most about CLS? 

The staff and students are the best! The staff is delightful and uplifting to work with each day. The students here are eager to learn in mind and spirit.

Why do you like working at CLS?

I work in the Elementary Office and while I don’t teach academics, I do often get the opportunity to pour into our students about behavior. It is a privilege to watch them develop as we guide our students to good choices, work on positive habits, pray with them, and point their hearts towards our Savior.

How are faith and learning integrated at CLS?

I can speak from my own experience as a parent as I watched my kids study and develop their own worldview and testimony here at CLS. I credit the success of my children as well rounded young adults to the spiritual guidance and quality academic instruction they received here.

How do you make a spiritual impact on the students?

I am able to share with the students about the importance of striving towards good character by using the examples of Christ in the Bible.

What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your role to help shape the learning experience of the students?

I have found that the Christian parenting classes I have taken over the years have been the most helpful when redirecting student behavior in the office. We are able to have a healthy balance of grace, mercy, instruction, redirection, prayer, and restoration.

What sets CLS students apart from other students?

CLS students are set apart in behavior and attitude. It is most evident at sporting events and other community events they participate in. Their behavior is respectful and fitting for well-adjusted young people. It is what happens when home and school meet for the same purposes.