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Strategic Team

Julia Dumars
Instructional Coach
Ms. Dumars is excited and honored to join the SVA Strategic Team in 2020. After a career as a professional wildlife biologist in central California, Ms. Dumars taught science in California for 3 years and at SVA for 5 years. She is the proud mother of two teenagers and is teaching herself to draw and paint. B.S. Environmental Science UC Davis (1996) , MA Teaching Secondary Science University of Southern California (2009), National Board Certified Teacher (2019).
Joshua Rael
Technology Director

Mr. Rael has been South Valley Academy's Technology Director for the last 15 years. He was born and raised in Albuquerque and is a South Valley Academy alumnus from our school’s first graduating class of 2004. While primarily responsible for our constantly evolving technology and data systems, Mr. Rael also designs many of the public-facing forms, letterhead, signage and graphics used by the school. When he’s not administering computers and school data, you will probably find him analyzing hockey and soccer stats, gardening, cooking, or in the stands at a New Mexico United match.