Department of School Psychology

at the National College of Education at National Louis University

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Graduates

Our graduates know best. They are the ones who can tell you want they learned and how it affected their likelihood of employment and their ability to quickly move into leadership roles.

Kate Cavanaugh, Ed.S. (2006) is a practicing school psychologist at Cherokee Elementary School with Lake Forest Elementary District 67. Previous to this role she was the Coordinator of School Psychologists in Waukegan School District for 4 years.  She also spent time in Waukegan as a district RtI Coach.  Kate completed her internship at Heartland AEA 11 in Johnston, IA.  If you have questions, please contact her at kcavanaugh@lfschools.net.

Amanda Leppert, Ed.S., NCSP (2014) currently serves as a practicing school psychologist with Fremont School District 79.  She has also been an NLU Adjunct Professor since 2015 and co-teaches a Cognitive Assessment class. She can be contacted at alleppert@gmail.com​

Rita Field, Ed.S, NCSP (2014) is a practicing School Psychologist in East Maine School District 63. She completed her internship in Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine during the 2013-2014 school year. Contact her at rfield@emsd63.org

Mariela Aguilera, Ed.S., NCSP (2016) is a practicing school psychologist in the Hillsborough County Public Schools district in Tampa, where she also completed her Internship during the 2015-2016 school year. She currently serves a title I high school. You may contact her at mariela.aguilera@sdhc.k12.fl.edu 

Rich Daniels, Ed.S., NCSP (2016) is a school psychologist with the LaGrange Area Department of Special Education, practicing at Lyons Township High School District 204. Prior to joining LADSE, Rich completed his internship with Oak Park & River Forest High School District 200.  Rich can be reached by email at rdaniels@ladse.org

Benjamin Marcial, Ed.S., NCSP (2016) is a recent graduate from School Psychology program at NLU. He is a practicing school psychologist in the Denver Public Schools at Mcauliffe International Middle School in Colorado.  He completed his internship at Oak Park & River Forest High School District 200. Contact him at benjamin.mrcl@gmail.com

Angelo A. Rivera, Jr., Ed.S., NCSP (2016) recently graduated from NLU School Psychology program. He is a practicing school psychologist with Proviso Area for Exceptional Children, with Berkeley School District 87. He completed his internship at Crete Monee Community Unit School District 201U. arivera@paec.org

Tiffanie Almeida, Ed.S., NCSP (2009) is an RTI Coach for SASED, the School Association for Special Education in DuPage County, in the western Chicago suburbs. Prior to joining SASED, she was a Professional Learning and Leadership Consultant on the Autism Resource Team for the Heartland Area Agency, located in and around Des Moines, IA. Contact her at talmeida@sased.org.

Lauren Dawes, Ed.S., NCSP (2010) is a practicing school psychologist in Lombard Elementary School District 44, where she also completed her internship during the 2009-2010 school year. Contact her at ldawes@sd44.org or 630.827.4233

Shannon Kelly, Ed.S., NCSP (2015) is a recent graduate from the School Psychology program at NLU. She is currently working in School District U-46 where she is the school psychologist at South Elgin High School, Channing Memorial Elementary School, and Ronald D. O'Neal Elementary School. She would be happy to answer any questions, so feel free to contact her at shannonkelly3187@gmail.com

Erin Sharkey, Ed.S., NCSP (2015) is a practicing school psychologist at Central Elementary School in Riverside District 96. Erin completed her internship with LADSE at Riverside Brookfield High School, District 208. Contact her at sharkeye@district96.org.

 

2016 Graduates Job Sites

o    Carmel Catholic High School; Mundelein, IL
o    Des Plaines School District 62, Des Plaines, IL
o    Indian Springs School District 109, Justice, IL
o    LaGrange Area Department of Special Education, Lyons Township High School District 204, Lyons, IL
o    Milne-Kelvin Grove District 91, Lockport, IL
o    PAEC, Berkley School District 87, Berkley, IL
o    PAEC, Berkley School District 87, Northlake, IL
o    Waukegan Public Schools District 60 Waukegan, IL
o    West Aurora School District 129, Aurora, IL
o    West Chicago Elementary School District 33, West Chicago, IL
o    Wauconda Community Unit School District 118, Wauconda, IL
o    Anchorage School District; Anchorage, AK
o    Auburndale School District; Auburndale, WI
o    Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
o    Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, FL

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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