Sara Phal

Preschool director

Sara came to Good Shepherd Preschool in 2018 as a teacher. Now as the Preschool Director, she loves

to express her creativity by making those first experiences in the classroom fun and engaging. She

believes that a positive start provides a solid foundation for littles ones to grow and thrive.


Sara graduated from Trinity Western University with a BA in Intercultural Studies and studied Early

Childhood Education through Theoria Technical College. Her interest in teaching began when she

worked at a boarding school for troubled teens. After moving to Sacramento, she worked as a Teacher’s

Aide for several years at a school for students with special needs. Her diverse work history has helped

her appreciate the importance of having a good start for early learning.


Sara and her husband Sway have two boys, Elijah and Gideon. She loves arts & crafts, gardening,

spending time with her family, and listening to kids tell stories.