Our Adventure Kindergarten takes children pre-k through 6 years old to various locations in and around Albuquerque. These locations include historical sites, museums, and nature reserves while learning age appropriate curriculum. Please contact us for additional information!


Jennifer Lucil

Jennifer is proud to be a fourth-year teacher at Elevation, where she has taught many of the age groups and music since the school was founded. Jennifer grew up in New York, and her interest in working with children began when teaching at a Montessori school in Massachusetts. Her sense of adventure led Jennifer and her family to move to New Mexico, where she and her 11-year-old twin boys love camping and discovering historic treasures. Jennifer finds great joy in sharing guitar and violin music, and is thrilled to be a part of the first year of Adventure Kindergarten. Jennifer studied English Literature at Smith College and holds an M.A. in Elementary Education.


Teri B. Neville

Teri B. Neville spearheaded the idea of an outdoor program for Elevation Children's Center. Her pioneering spirit infuses the vitality of the program, which has expanded from a two-day experience, to daily nature immersion programs as well as an Adventure Kindergarten. Teri currently has over three years’ experience running the outdoor program. From her earliest years attending camp in Tererro, New Mexico, to her career mapping and modeling rare species habitat, she brings both a love of the outdoors and a science-based appreciation of nature to our young learners. As a grandmother, she discovered the joy of bringing young children into natural landscapes and observing the growth of their relationship with the natural world. Teri holds an M.A. in Geography. Her interests include camping, horseback riding, swimming, and traveling.