949.645.1773
REQUEST INFORMATION

Request Information

*Required
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Academics

Faculty

Carden Hall teachers are known for their caring ways, their remarkable teaching talents, their expertise in the Carden Method, and their ability to light the lamp of learning in each child. Our teachers hold degrees in a wide array of subjects, and the faculty boasts over 1000 years of combined teaching experience at Carden Hall.

Each of our teachers is trained thoroughly in the Carden Method prior to teaching on our campus. Mrs. Jones, our Director of Academics, who worked under Mae Carden’s tutelage for fourteen years, teaches an extensive Carden teacher-training course each year.

In addition, teacher training continues through the years under the guidance of mentor teachers and in close corroboration with our Director of Academics. Carden Hall teachers are passionate experts who love to teach.

Faculty Directory

Miss Asay

Miss Freiberger

Miss Kusano

Miss Nelson

Miss Nuñez

Miss Ohland

Mr. Aguirre

Mr. Albert

Mrs. Bas

Mrs. Bas

Director of Lower Grades

Mrs. Breneman

Mrs. Cherry

Mrs. Eaton

Mrs. Gasser

Mrs. King

Mrs. Lang

Mrs. Manning

Mrs. Milrot

Mrs. Parrinello

Mrs. Steinbroner

Ms. Sacco

Mrs. Barnes

Mrs. Barnes

Director of Curriculum and
Eighth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Asay

Mrs. Asay

Director of Upper Grades

Mrs. Barrett

Mrs. Barrett

Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Buccola

Lower Grade French Teacher

Mrs. Burnside

Mrs. Burnside

Sixth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Chek

Mrs. Chek

Director of Finance

Mrs. Church

Mrs. Church

Mr. Cornell

Physical Education Teacher
and Head of Facilities

Mr. Cortes

Mr. Cortes

Maintenance

Mrs. Cutrell

Mrs. Cutrell

Computers, English, Language, Spelling, and Values Teacher

Mrs. Dewald

Kindergarten Teacher

Miss Dunai

Miss Dunai

Fifth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Farman

Mrs. Farman

Art Teacher

Mrs. Gantos

Director of Technology and Information Systems

Mrs. Graham

Mrs. Graham

Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Goldin

Mrs. Goldin

Lower Grade Music Teacher

Mrs. Hymer

Mrs. Hymer

Mrs. Jones

Mrs. Jones

Director of Academics

Mrs. Kalthoff

Executive Director

Ms. Karst

Pre-K Teacher

Mrs. Kelly

Mrs. Kelly

Grade Four Teacher

Mr. Kilkenny

Mr. Kilkenny

Miss Lambert

Miss Lambert

Director of Pre-K

Mrs. McRoberts

Mrs. McRoberts

First Grade Teacher

Mr. Morelli

Mr. Morelli

Physical Education
Teacher

Mrs. Muller

Mrs. Muller

Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Nishkin

Mrs. Nishkin

Office

Mrs. Peters

Mrs. Peters

Mrs. Peterson

Mrs. Peterson

Director of Admissions
and Parent Relations

Mrs. Phengsimma

Enrichment

Mr. Pickard

Mr. Pickard

Physical Education
Teacher

Mrs. Ransom

Mrs. Ransom

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Richards

Mrs. Richards

Mrs. Richards

Mrs. Richards

First Grade Teacher

Mr. Schaefer

Mrs. Penn

Fourth Grade Teacher

Dr. Smith

Senior Executive Advisor

Mrs. Smith

Ms. Swigart

Mrs. Stewart

Mrs. Stewart

Physical Education
Teacher

Miss. Sutton

Miss. Sutton

French Teacher
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades

Mrs. Tamayo

Mrs. Tamayo

Mrs. Taylor

Mrs. Taylor

Eighth Grade Capstone Coordinator

Mrs. Vandervort

Mrs. Vandervort

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Vazquez

Mrs. Vazquez

Grade 5 Teacher

Miss Veneziale

Miss Veneziale

Mrs. Willis

Mrs. Waldron

Lower Grade French Teacher

Miss Wherry

Mrs. Willis

Mrs. Willis

Third Grade Teacher

Miss Woodman

Miss Woodman

“I always knew that I wanted to teach children, so I sought the best education I could to prepare me for that with a Master’s in Elementary Education from Stanford. When I was hired for my first job teaching sixth grade in a California public school, I soon realized that, despite my degrees, I was not prepared to be the best teacher for my students."

“One of my top priorities since we opened Carden Hall has been to make sure that, with very selective hiring, extensive teacher training, ongoing mentoring, and the excellent Carden curriculum, every teacher here is equipped to be an excellent teacher, starting with their first day of teaching. All of our teachers are skilled and passionate professionals. That means that each student at Carden Hall has a sure opportunity to learn well.”

Mrs. Jane Jones Director of Academics
Co-Founder and Owner of Carden Hall