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Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies

School Psychologist

At McGillis since 2018


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B.A./B.S., Psychology and English, University of Utah
Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Wisconsin River Falls


I have spent the past 30+ years working therapeutically with children. During my early career, I split my time working in a therapeutic preschool and working with teens in a day treatment program. I then pursued my School Psychology degree which afforded me the opportunity to divide my time between an elementary and Middle School setting. After many years in public schools, I then transitioned into the independent school world where I developed and ran their K-12 academic support program. At just the right time, the opportunity to come back to Utah and join McGillis was given to me. I have been delighted to be back in my role as a School Psychologist where I can spend the majority of my time interacting directly with children. My interests outside school include almost any activity in the mountains or desert, reading, knitting, and traveling.


I am currently reading:
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese


What is your main teaching goal for the 2020/2021 school year?
To help students tap into the inner resilience and know they have the skills to deal with any situation.


Favorite McGillis lunch:
Gyros/Greek salad


Favorite McGillis tradition:
Fall Leaf Haul


Favorite McGillis moment:
Greetings students as they enter the building in the morning


What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?
When I was younger I was extremely shy, so shy that if I came into school late I would hide, too embarrassed to come into the classroom. I had a 2nd-grade teacher who discovered me hiding and who set up a plan with me so that if I was late, she would come and walk with me into the classroom so that I would not have to come into the room alone.


What is your superpower?
Humor. A good laugh is always fun and lightens the heart.