Dana Martin

Co-Director of the Kitchen

Get to know Kitchen Co-Director, Dana Martin. Mrs. Martin brings a fantastic energy to the kitchen that she uses to connect with students and make an impact!

What is your role at CLS?

I am the Co-Director of the Kitchen and a Teacher’s Aide.

What do you love most about CLS? 

I love that it is a place that teaches not only about Christ but teaches how to be more like Christ, and how to be the best that you can be to honor Him.

Why do you like working at CLS?

I love being a part of a family that supports each other, cares and goes the extra mile to make sure you succeed in all that you do.

How are faith and learning integrated at CLS?

It’s a huge part. The crew that I am blessed to be a part of often prays together, and we are always encouraging each other with scripture. We strive to have a God-centered atmosphere that is encouraging not only to us but to everyone who comes through our area.

How do you make a spiritual impact on students and those you work with?

I try hard to show Christ through my words, actions, and work ethic. It’s important to me that I walk the walk and talk the talk that is centered on God.

What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to the CLS family?

I’m an encourager and I love to have fun. It’s important to me to connect with the kids that I see every day as I serve them. One way I do that is to dance with them! There is nothing better than to see a group of kids having fun while Praising the Lord!!!

What sets CLS students apart from other students?

I think there is a higher standard that allows us to live out our faith and to express who we are in Christ. There is no backlash for walking in Him.

What is your favorite part of your day at CLS?

Hands down it is when I’m seeing all of the kids as they come through my line to get their lunch, from babies all the way through high school. I claim them all. I love not only serving them but walking around and connecting with them. I try to call each of them by name and let them know that I care about them because I do. I love them like my own and they are such an encouragement to me. I have the best job. I get to serve others and dance! I’m so incredibly blessed.