Before & After Care
For our families that need care before 9 am and after 3pm, we offer our Early Birds and Night Owls program. These programs offer art, music, science experiments, reading, free play and exploration. If you are interested in extended care, please contact the Elevation Main Office at 505-433-8289
Hanna Boyer- Night Owls Teacher
Hanna was born in California and is currently studying Pediatric Psychology at UNM. She has a familial bond with teaching, as the daughter of an elementary school teacher. “My mom’s whole side of the family are teachers,” she said. “I’ve honestly worked with kids since I was little,” she explained, reflecting how she spent time from the age of eight in her mother’s kindergarten and first grade classes, reading to children and helping in the classroom.
Hanna is focused on her own classes now, but her enthusiasm was once part of the Cheer teams in her high school, where she experienced intense physical training for team stunts and performed at many school games.
We are delighted that Hanna has shared her vivacious spirit with the Night Owls this year!
Kayley "Raye" LaBeau- Team Teacher
Kayley Raye (aka “Raye”) grew up in Albuquerque and has been shaped by her experience at Elevation School. While she is in her last semester in high school, she already has a wealth of experience working with children here. “I became interested in working with kids because of Elevation,” Raye says. “It started as a summer job and turned into what I wanted to do as a career.”
Raye’s hobbies include spending time with her dogs, friends, and family. She loves writing, drawing, listening to music, and shares her mom’s passion for everything Disney.
We admire Raye’s mature sensibility when she first started and we continue to see how the children learn from her caring spirit and light up when they see her. We are thrilled to learn that Raye plans to go into the field of Early Childhood Education and know that she will make a difference in many children’s lives!
Jenna Stoff- Team Teacher
Jenna Stoff spent her first few years of life in Detroit, Michigan, before moving to Tijeras, New Mexico. This is where she “grew to love the mountains,” she says, and where nature taught her about many of its small wonders. She began working as a team teacher at Elevation in 2016 while pursuing a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, with a minor in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of New Mexico. After she graduates in May, 2018, she plans to continue her studies in a master’s program for speech-language pathology.
Jenna became interested in working with children when she was first learning about the field of speech-language pathology. A neighbor, who is a speech-language pathologist, enabled her to observe therapy sessions and encouraged Jenna to gain more experience in this role. Since then, Jenna says, “I have been inspired by what children bring to Elevation: boundless creativity, energy, and curiosity about the world.”
Jenna’s “dance” between her studies and teaching has always been balanced by her passion for music and tap dancing: when she is not working, you can find Jenna playing piano or tap dancing at the Alley Kats studio!