Primary School Faculty

Primary School Faculty Staff

Emiko Madison

Emiko Madison

Position: Primary School Director
Email: Emiko.Madison@cardenconejo.com

Mae Carden Training since 1999

Tenri University in Nara, Japan, International Languages

Moorpark College Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education

Child Development Credential in Trident Technical College, SC

Private Tutoring Autistic Children

Tai Chi Instructor for UCLA Research Program

Martial Arts/Tai Chi Instructor Agoura Karate Studio since 1996

CPR/First Aid Certified

Ms. Emiko Madison has been teaching for 27 years. She started teaching at a private school in Charleston, SC and continued her teaching in Atlanta, GA. She finally settled down at Carden Conejo School as a Primary School teacher, starting in 1999. She taught Preschool and Pre-K until an opportunity to help develop Jr. Kindergarten. Ms. Madison and her co-teacher saw an opportunity to develop a class for some of the children that needed a gift of time to grow before entering Kindergarten. In 2011, she was promoted to become the Director for the Primary School. She oversees the Preschool, Pre-K, and Jr. Kindergarten classrooms, staffing and children. She strives to meet the individual needs of each student and staff.

In her free time, Ms. Madison enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves going to the beach, traveling all over the world, and doing martial arts. In the meantime, you will find her out and about exploring.

Emiko Madison

Primary School Director
Marie David

Marie David

Position: Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
Email: marie.david@cardenconejo.com

Early Childhood Education/Child Development Classes

Mae Carden Trainings Since 2000

Child Development Studies Diploma with honors

Child Psychology Certified/Studies Diploma, Stratford Career Institute

Behavioral Care Specialist Certification (Autism)

Tri-Counties Regional Center/Premier Health Care Services

In-Home Support Services (Children with Disabilities)

CPR and First Aid Certified

Water Safety Certified

Miss Marie David was hired as a Teacher’s Aide at Carden Conejo School in August 2000 and based on her performance, was selected as a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher that same year.  She also worked as one of the teachers in the After School Program for a couple of years and eventually became the Director of the program starting in 2008.  Miss David currently works along with other teachers to provide a safe and fun experience for the children. If she is not teaching, she is busy doing Summer, Winter, and Spring camps for the primary school students.

Miss David truly enjoys working with children and couldn’t see herself doing anything else.  She learns new things every year from each and every one of her students and in return she gives them the love, happiness, and guidance they need to move on to the next step of their education.

In her free time, Miss David enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She loves going for a drive to the beach, reading suspense/thriller books and watching lots and lots of thriller/action movies.

Marie David

Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
Curstin Aupperle

Curstin Aupperle

Position: Pre-School Teacher
Email: curstin.aupperle@cardenconejo.com

Early Child Development Studies

Conejo Valley School District Teacher

Pre-School Teacher at Carden Conejo School

Mrs. Aupperle attended Moorpark College and completed and enjoyed her 27 units in Early Childhood Development Studies. She worked for many years at the Elementary School level in the Conejo Valley School District prior to working at Carden Conejo School.

Mrs. Aupperle joined Carden School in the Fall of 2008 as a pre-kindergarten aide.  She then became a Carden pre-school teacher.

Mrs. Aupperle has three wonderful children and has been happily married for twenty-eight years.  She has been actively involved with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life program for the past twelve years.  She served on the steering committee for this event for seven years.

Curstin Aupperle

Pre-School Teacher

Heather Udell

Position: Pre-School Teacher
Email: Heather.Udell@cardenconejo.com

Education

Moorpark Community College
Preschool Age Teacher Permit through the state of California

Mrs. Udell completed her preschool education and continued education through Moorpark College. She holds her Teaching Permit through the state of California. Mrs. Udell has known from a very young age she wanted to be a teacher and has loved all her years thus far.

Mrs. Udell has worked with preschool age children for over 20 years with a small break to be home with her own children. She has 4 daughters that range in age from 16-7 years.

In her spare time she enjoys crafting and spending time with her family.

Heather Udell

Pre-School Teacher

Pamela Wachtel

Position: Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Email: Pamela.Wachtel@cardenconejo.com

Pamela Wachtel

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Carol Rosenberg

Carol Rosenberg

Position: Pre-Kindergarten Co-Teacher
Email: carol.rosenberg@cardenconejo.com

Mae Carden Primary School Classes 2000 – 2018

University of California, Davis – Child Care Training

EMSA Pediatric and Adult CPR, First Aid Certification, and AED training

California Registered Dental Assistant License

Owner of Los Angeles Day Care Center for 7 years

Carden Conejo School Pre-Kindergarten Faculty

Mrs. Rosenberg has worked at Carden Conejo School since 2000.  She was a Pre-School Teacher’s Aide until 2003 when she was promoted to the position of teacher.  In 2007, she became a Pre-Kindergarten co-teacher.  In 2014, Mrs. Rosenberg worked as a co-teacher in the Junior Kindergarten class.  In 2015 she returned to teaching the Pre-School.  Since 2000, Mrs. Rosenberg has also participated in Carden Conejo’s After Care Play Program, caring for lower school and upper school students.

Prior to teaching, Mrs. Rosenberg owned and operated a licensed day care business in West Los Angeles for seven years.  She cared for children ranging in age from new born infants through four years and specialized in infant care.  Incorporated in the service was an on-going pre-school curriculum that encouraged reading, music appreciation, arts and crafts and cooperative play.

Before opening Carol’s Child Care, Mrs. Rosenberg earned a California Registered Dental Assistant’s License and worked in Pediatric and Adult Dentistry.

What she finds particularly fulfilling is nurturing her  Carden students and cultivating their creativity. When not working Mrs. Rosenberg enjoys spending her leisure time with her family and friends.

Carol Rosenberg

Pre-Kindergarten Co-Teacher
Greta Weinstein

Greta Weinstein

Position: Pre-School Aide
Email: Greta.Weinstein@cardenconejo.com

California State University, Channel Islands – Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts

Moorpark College – Associates Degree in Humanities Studies & the Arts

Assistant Manager – Swimspot

Program Leader – EF Educational Homestay Program

Greta Weinstein

Pre-School Aide
Diana Garcia

Diana Garcia

Position: Jr. Kindergarten Aide
Email: Diana.Garcia@cardenconejo.com

Early Childhood Education/Childhood Development classes

Food Service Experience

Tax Office Receptionist

CPR and First Aid Certified

Attending Moorpark College; majoring in Physics

Miss Diana Garcia was hired as a teacher to help supervise children in the after school play program in 2018. She helped assist other teachers by guiding and helping children who attend have a safe and fun experience. During the morning, Miss Garcia helps out in the primary school classroom as an aide working along with the other teachers. She is a team player, has great work ethic and is very dependable. Her personality truly shines when she is with the children.

Miss Garcia is an only daughter and oldest of three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel all over the world. On her down time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and loves exploring her colorful side with make-up.

Diana Garcia

Jr. Kindergarten Aide