Mrs. Bette Jeppson
Mrs Jeppson was born in Nevada but soon moved to Utah where she attended school. She graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a minor in physical education and geography. Mrs. Jeppson has diligently participated in Carden training taught by Mae Carden, Mr. Taylor, and many other Carden Curriculum experts. In 1973 Mrs. Jeppson opened her first Carden School in Colorado where she was the director for five years. Eventually, she moved to Tucson and in 1980 Carden of Tucson opened. In it’s first years, Carden of Tucson was a small school with roughly forty three students who met in rented facilities at a local church. In 1984 Carden of Tucson built and moved into it’s present day site. In 1999, Carden of Tucson became a Charter School which allowed Mrs Jeppson and the faculty to offer the Carden Curriculum to more students. Today, Carden of Tucson is responsible for the education of over 130 students, grades kindergarten through 8th grade. When Mrs. Jeppson is not tutoring, teaching, cooking, and caring for the school she loves to read and enjoys being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Mrs. Jeppson believes that all children are able to learn. Her purpose in opening Carden of Tucson was to help children love learning, and to grow in their love, understanding, of the blessings of our great country!
Assistant Director and Special Education Director
Mrs. Ram has been in the classroom for over fifteen years. She joined the Carden faculty in 1999 as the First grade teacher. She now also serves as the school Special Education Director. She loves learning as well at teaching and has earned hundreds of hours of professional credits through different professional growth courses she has taken. She enjoys teaching, reading, hiking, and spending time with her family. In September, 2011, Mrs. Ram was named one of three finalists for the Arizona Charter Association’s TEACHER OF THE YEAR.
Mrs. Martinez is a Carden of Tucson graduate. She received the Curtis award her eighth grade year. She joined the Carden Faculty in 2008 after Mrs. Hales retired for the final time. Mrs. Martinez is the Office Administrator and teaches the Algebra math class. Carden has and will always be her home away from home. She enjoys any and all sports but soccer is by far her favorite to watch/play.