Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Masters degree in Education & Teaching Credential, Pepperdine University
Ms. Chong grew up in the Newbury Park area. Upon graduating from Newbury Park High School, she went on to earn her Bachelors degree, Masters degree, and teaching credential. She began her teaching career in 2002 at a private school in Simi Valley. There, she taught 2nd through 5th grades in all subject areas, as well as 5th through 8th grades in math, English and history.
Outside of teaching, Ms. Chong has spent numerous summers working at camps in the local area, starting off as a counselor and working up to director. When she’s not teaching, Ms. Chong can often be found at 24 Hour Fitness in the Kids Club, hanging out and playing on the weekends, or cheering on her favorite team, the LA Kings.
Ms. Chong is a childhood cancer survivor and participates in the annual Relay For Life event. She is the Youth Game Team Leader and very much enjoys being involved in the cause to find a cure.
Bachelors Degree, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo
Masters Degree, National University
Deans List – School of Professional Studies and Education, Appointed 2008
A graduate of Agoura High School, Mrs. Stone attended Humboldt State University, where she played intercollegiate volleyball. In 1990, she transferred to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Education and earn her Preliminary Teaching Credential. In 1995, Mrs. Stone took her first teaching position at Hazeltine Avenue Elementary School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She planned and taught first grade in all the curriculum areas, performed duties as grade level chair and served as co-leader on a strategic planning team in Language arts. She also attended and presented at many teacher conferences in the areas of Language Arts and English Language Development. While teaching at Hazeltine Avenue, Amy earned her Master of Arts degree in Instructional Leadership at National University.
In 2000, she obtained a first grade teaching position at Oak Hills Elementary School in the Oak Park Unified School District. It was in this year that they received recognition as a California Distinguished School. Then in 2001, Mrs. Stone decided to focus on teaching a single subject, Science. She worked as a Science Specialist for an educational consulting firm called, Quest in Science. Her love for science blossomed. She instructed students in kindergarten through third grade at several private and public schools. All of the curriculum planned and taught included hands-on instruction. After six years of teaching as a traveling science specialist at many schools, Amy joined Carden Conejo School to become the kindergarten through third grade Science Specialist. She implements FOSS (Full Option Science System) modules developed at UC Berkeley along with a variety of supplemental materials such as Engineering is Elementary, Scholastic Super Science and Smart Board Technology.
Bachelor Degree in Animation – Loyola Marymount University
Early Childhood Education – Moorpark College
After graduating from Louisville High School, Mrs. O’Neill studied at Santa Clara University. She transferred to Loyola Marymount University after a couple of years to take advantage of their brand new animation program and to focus more on the arts, majoring in Animation with a minor in Studio Arts. She earned her degree and began working in the studios (Rough Draft and DreamWorks Animation) but eventually followed her passion of teaching children and combined that with her love for art. She joined the Carden team in 2017. Mrs. O’Neill loves to watch her students create and imagine new things and to introduce them to different artists and new styles of art.
If Mrs. O’Neill is not creating art in the studio, she is busy with her two sons and watching them play high school football and middle school sports. She also loves going to art museums and concerts, a good jigsaw puzzle, and watching her favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mme. Renslow has a Master’s Degree in German Language, Literature and Civilization, from Côte d’Opale University in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. She also has earned a Master’s Degree in French as a Foreign Language from Stendhal Univeristy in Grenoble, France.
Mme. Renslow is fluent in French, German, and English. She was an elementary school teacher at the ABCM Beausoleil French-German Bilingual School in Sarreguemines, France. More recently she has been teaching French in the Conejo Valley for children of all ages.
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University.
Mrs. Bautista’s first job out of college was working for an investment firm as a marketing assistant. She also became the company’s tech support when local and wide area network systems were introduced to the company.
She became a stay at home mom after the birth of her first child and owned and operated a child day care facility in her home for several years until she went back to the corporate world.
Mrs. Bautista worked for an engineering firm and started out as an Assistant Information Systems Administrator where she provided technical assistance and support for the company’s software, hardware, network systems, and all computer related equipment. She then moved to the engineering area where she was an Electrical Designer and designed lighting, communicating systems, fire alarm systems, and power for various schools in Los Angeles.
Mrs.Bautista was a Computer Site Technician at Peach Hill School in Moorpark where she maintained and fixed technology equipment and taught technology curriculum for students PreK – 5th.