Dianna Gonzales- Co-Teacher
Born and raised in Albuquerque, Dianna has a long history of working with young children. After high school, she says, “she always knew that she wanted to work with kids.” This determination led her to the University of New Mexico, where she studied Early Childhood Development. At AltaMonte Child Development Center, she gained experience with a variety of age groups (from infants to school-age children) and developed her career to become a lead preschool teacher. Of particular impact was Dianna’s experience initiating enrichment trips around the city with children, age 6 through 12, as a lead teacher in the summer program.
While she plans to pursue post-graduate classes in Early Childhood, Dianna is also a busy mom to her son, Cage. In her spare time, Dianna loves sewing and writing poetry: with lots of material and inspiration from her son, Dianna aspires to write a children’s book.
Haley Tucker- Co-Teacher
Haley Tucker has returned to Elevation as co-teacher in the Discoverers’ class! She previously taught with Elevation in the Wonderers’ class after years of working in the New Mexico public schools and in early childhood. Her visit to Reggio Emilia, Italy, informs her thoughtful teaching style.
Haley earned her Master's degree in Early Childhood education and is currently pursuing a law degree: she is intent on working toward policies that will help support women and children, and promote quality of life in local communities. Haley emphatically shares how "nothing brings me more joy than working with our youngest citizens, who have taught me how it is best to learn in a peaceful, engaging, and joyful place."