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Dr. Rike Neubert

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), PhD

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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 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 team-based evaluations to determine eligibility for special education services
  • Close collaboration with the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Team (academic interventions), the Polsitive Behavior Supports in Schools Team (social-emotional interventions), and the Section 504 Team (accommodations for students with medical disabilities) 
  • Provide small group interventions (e.g., trauma, executive skills, anxiety)
  • Parent consultation 
  • Teacher consultation
  • Support the problem-solving process for academic or social-emotional concerns
  • Manage various school-wide programs (e.g., Wellness Check-In Program, Alternative Lunch, etc.)
  • Please see this document for a description of the various layers of service delivery in schools


PhD, Psychology, Northern Illinois University School Psychology Program (2021)

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).