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Mrs. Logé is in her second tour of service at GAA, having first joined the high school division faculty in the 1977-78 school year (then known as Martha Díaz) to teach Spanish and English. Previously she had taught Spanish, English and Bible for three years at Mile High Academy in Denver, Colorado. She assumed the additional duties of Academy Registrar from 1980 to 1990 while continuing to teach for several of those years.

After a five-year absence from GAA during which she taught Spanish at Arcadia High School for a year, served as Registrar-Spanish teacher at La Sierra Academy, Riverside, CA, for three years, and taught Spanish and Computer Literacy at Newbury Park Academy, Newbury Park, CA, for a year, Martha returned to GAA as Mrs. Logé to once again assume the duties of Academy Registrar, and later the additional roles of Academic Counselor and Vice Principal for Academic Administration.

After receiving her high school diploma from GAA, Martha pursued her college studies at Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA, having graduated in 1973 with a B.A. degree in Spanish. She immediately enrolled in PUC's graduate-level program for an M.A. degree in Spanish, which she completed in the summer of 1974 after spending 5 months during the school year as a student missionary teaching Bible and Spanish at Harrison Memorial High School, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Born at the Seventh-day Adventist Hospital -- Clinica Good Hope -- in Miraflores, Lima, Perú, Martha's travels began at the age of 5 when the Díaz family moved to the United States, eventually settling in the Glendale, CA area. Her mother (Lastenia León de Díaz) was employed at La Voz de la Esperanza, the Spanish-language version of The Voice of Prophecy international radio ministry. her father "Pepe" (José Alberto Díaz) became the announcer for La Voz de la Esperanza while also pastoring at various SDA churches in Central and Southern California. Martha's sophomore year in college took place in Valencia, Spain, at an SDA school that would later become known as Instituto Adventista de Sagunto.

Martha loves to lend a helping hand to worthy causes and thus volunteered as an administrative assistant to the then newly-formed men's chorus Christian Edition, which included helping the Business Manager (David Logé) attend to the many details of successful concert seasons for nine years. After a 1-1/2 year hiatus, she returned to help the chorus with the details of travel arrangements to concert venues, as well as serving on the Board of Directors and as Corporate Secretary. During this time a special friendship developed between her and a certain baritone singer who had also served the chorus as a board member, business manager, and chief financial officer -- Martha Díaz and David Logé married in 1994 and thus she became the daughter-in-law of Walter Logé, the subject of Jan Doward's book, The Seventh Escape, (Pacific Press Publishing Association).

Other causes benefiting from Martha's helpful spirit include Project Jabez (see the link at this website) which she co-founded with fellow faculty Sandra Gross and Melinda Danesky, and a recent mission trip to Peru with GAA students. She also enjoys her "scrapbooking" hobby to share memories in digital photo-art images with family and friends. Martha loves anything Disney, Precious Moments, and cat figurines.