Haley Tucker- Co-Teacher

Haley Tucker 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." 


Sumi Adams- Co-Teacher

Sumi has many places she can call home. She grew up in Berkeley, California, where she has fond memories of her preschool. As a child, she spent summers on the big islands of Hawaii, where her grandparents lived year-round. She enjoyed many Japanese-American traditions there, such as dressing up for “Hinamatsuri,” or Girl’s Day, with traditional dresses and teacakes. Her family moved to Hawaii when she was in high school.

Sumi Adams ventured to Boston to attend Simmons College, where she majored in Studio Art with a minor in Early Childhood Studies.