Math Department

New for 2016-2017: SVA's Math Department is now using the CPM math curriculum. Our current course offerings include: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. For more information on CPM, visit  

Karla Gade

Born and raised in Nebraska, I began my teaching career in 1988 in Tucson, Arizona.  I worked for 4 years at Amphitheater High School in Tucson before moving to Albuquerque in 1992.  I taught for one semester at Manzano High School before teaching at Eldorado HS from 1993 until 2006.  I began teaching at South Valley Academy in the fall of 2006.  I earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1987, a Master's degree in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico in 1995, and am currently working on a Doctorate of Education (EdD) through Capella University online.  I have two daughters and we enjoy going camping, swimming, and taking care of our two dogs, Lily and Winston. 


Clay Dorrenbacher
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Debby Oscar
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Gilbert Marquez
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