Sarah Lilja


Counselor (K-5)


My Favorite Saint: St. Dymphna, the patron saint of mental illness and anxiety because she honored and helped those who suffered from mental distress and illness, something I also strive to do.

My Favorite Outside of Work Activity: I love photography.

My Favorite Children’s Book: The Velveteen Rabbit because it is such a touching story of love, commitment, and redemption.

My Favorite Place to Visit: Australia is just amazing!

Education: I have Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Social Work from San Jose State.

My Teaching Philosophy: I work closely with teachers at Presentation of Mary to help make sure that the social, emotional, and educational needs of our elementary students are being met. I also help find resources and supports both inside and outside of school for children and families in need. I love being a part of the amazing community at Presentation of Mary School and helping support the educational, spiritual, and social-emotional development of children.

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