Phone: (847) 451-3125


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. School Counseling, DePaul University B.A. Psychology, DePaul University

Mrs. Lilia Ortega

I have been a member of the Student Services Department at West Leyden since 2014. Before coming to Leyden I completed my school counseling internship at Naperville Central High School. I am the counselor for students with last names that begin with the letters B, C, and F. I also serve as the Financial Aid and Scholarships coordinator. I co-facilitate a girls group of first generation students named Dare to Dream. I am an active member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the Illinois Associations for College Admission Counseling (IACAC).

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cooking, and traveling but most of all spending time with my husband and daughter.