Rike Neubert

Rike Neubert

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

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I moved to the Chicago area from Germany in 2002 and have lived in Oak Park since 2009. You might see me rollerblade, jog, bike, or dog-walk around town with my two kids who also attend D97 schools. I love our community and want to support all of our kiddos’ well-being and learning to the best of my ability. I look forward to working together this year! 


  • Co-facilitate the Longfellow Student Services Team (with Shannon Medema, Social Worker) 
  • Conduct evaluations to determine eligibility for special education services
  • Provide small group interventions (e.g., trauma, executive skills, anxiety)
  • Parent consultation (please reach out with your questions or concerns)
  • Teacher consultation
  • Support the problem-solving process for academic or social-emotional concerns
  • Manage various school-wide programs (e.g., Mental-Health Check-In Hours, Alternative Lunch, etc.)
  • Close communication and consultation with the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Section 504 Teams 


Ph. D. Student, Northern Illinois University School Psychology Program (Expected Winter 2020)

M.A. plus Educational Specialist, Double Major in Clinical Psychology & School Psychology, Northern Illinois University (2014)

B.A., Psychology, Magna Cum Laude and High Departmental Distinction, University of Illinois at Chicago (2006)


Left to their own devices: Parents’ mediation of technology. Poster presentation at the National  Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Conference. Baltimore, MA. (Neubert, R. &  Malecki, C. K.; 2020).

Academic achievement and mental health among fifth graders.  Poster presentation at the Illinois School Psychology Association Convention. Springfield, IL. (Frangos, R. & Pittman, L. D.; 2013).

Children’s psychological and achievement outcomes: Links to multiple caregivers. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference. Chicago, IL. (Frangos, R., Quinn, B. S., Pittman, L. D., &  Rabe, K.; 2011).

Who’s Home? Caregiver links to adolescent psychological and achievement outcomes.  Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference. Chicago, IL. (Quinn, B. S., Frangos, R., & Pittman, L. D.; 2011).

Living with grandma: Links to low-income children's and adolescent's functioning. In K. Kopko (Chair), Youth living with a grandparent caregiver.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA. (Pittman, L. D., Frangos, R., Quinn, B. S., & Kazmi, U. B.; 2010). 

Change from within: Engaging teacher key opinion leaders in the diffusion of interventions in urban schools, The Community Psychologist, 41, 53-57 (Watling-Neal, J. Shernoff, E. S. Frazier, S. L., Stachowicz, E., Frangos, R., & Atkins, M. S.; 2008).

Links to learning: Aligning mental health resources in high-poverty schools. In T. J. Power (Chair), Multisystemic intervention for ADHD-innovations in urban settings. Symposium conducted at the APA Annual Convention, Boston, MA. (Atkins, M. S., Mehta, T., Frazier, S. L., Cappella, E., Maríñez-Lora, A. M., Shernoff E. S., Rusch, D., Watling-Neal, J., Stachowicz, E., Frangos, R., et al.; 2008).

Working with refugee youth and families: Gaining entrée, access, and validity. Workshop at the Midwest ECO Conference, Chicago, IL. (Birman, D., Frangos, R., Solomon, B., Weinstein, T.; 2007).

Shifting gears: Comparing teaching strategies in mainstream and ESL classrooms. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference. Chicago, IL. (Carrow, L., Frangos, R., & Tran, N.; 2007).

School smarts? Qualitative study of refugee students’ hidden academic skills. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference. Chicago, IL. Second place travel award for poster presentation, awarded by the Society for Community Research and Action  (Frangos, R., Orlando, A., Monu, F., & Tran, N.; 2006).