Governing Council

South Valley Academy's Governing Council is currently composed of seven members of the community. The powers of the Governing Council include approving the school’s annual budget, making broad policy as outlined by South Valley Academy’s charter, approving charter amendments, approving school plans and handbooks created by Staff Council, and hiring and evaluating the Principal / Director. It uses the consensus model for decision-making.

The Council meets in the SVA Main Office on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. Each meeting consists of a public comment portion and a closed session for discussion of internal business. Parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend and participate in the public comment portion of each meeting. During the open session, school events and concerns are discussed. Feedback from present guests is welcome. Please note that all questions and discussion will be recorded in the meeting's official minutes. A final version of the approved minutes will be made available to the public in digital form on this site or in paper form at our main office after each meeting. 


Members

Sasha Pellerin, President
sashapellerin@gmail.com

Summers Kalishman, Vice President
skalishman@salud.unm.edu 

Rachel McCormick, Secretary
Rachel_McCormick@abtassoc.com

Noel Chilton, Member

Javier Garcia, Member
garciaja@law.unm.edu

Michelle Otero, Member
kmotero@gmail.com

Josue Olivares, Member