Rose Carmona- Co-Teacher
Rose Carmona grew up in Lama Mountain, Taos, where her life was steeped in nature immersion. As a child, she roamed freely around the piñon trees and lived among the riches of an organic farm. Her mom started a Waldorf-inspired school there, which influenced her life in education.
Rose earned her B.A. in Humanities at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and completed coursework in Early Childhood at Santa Fe Community College. She comes to Elevation after teaching at All Seasons Day School, where every class was bilingual. We are excited that Rose has brought her unique sensibility with nature and children to Elevation!
Monica Munoz- Co-Teacher
Monica brings a wealth of teaching and life experience to Elevation and the Explorers’ class. Born in Santa Fe, Monica’s family moved to Silver City and settled in Albuquerque when she was 7. She most recently served as Coordinator of Drop-In Care at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, where she was a teacher for 12 years. In addition to being a busy mother of one grown daughter and two younger boys, Monica is completing coursework toward her B.A. in Early Childhood at New Mexico Highlands University.
Monica carries the spirit of her home state in her passions outside of school, where she finds time to get close to the land. She loves the outdoors, especially hiking, and nurtures quite a bounty in her garden (cabbage, zucchini, tomatoes, and corn this year). Over the summer, Monica even took part in an archaeological dig of the Kuaua Pueblo at the Coronado Historic Site, where she used the augering method to uncover fragments of pottery from deep in the earth.
Sarah Boucher- Team Teacher
Sarah Boucher is studying Secondary Education at U.N.M. and plans to be a high school history teacher after she graduates.
Sarah was born and raised in Albuquerque and loves hiking and camping. “I live at the base of the mountain, so I hike La Luz a lot,” she explains. She also has a special place in her heart for reading and writing. Sara is a prolific reader and finds her daily writing enriches her reading experience.
Sarah loves working with all ages of children, she says, and has five years’ prior experience working at a nursery school. “I love Elevation and the fact that we have a lot of outdoor play here…learn through play, I think that’s the best way to learn!”