Rachel Shaw, Ed.S.

Adjunct Faculty Member

My name is Rachel Shaw and I am a School Psychologist at Churchill School in Homewood, IL. I attended Governors State University where I obtained my Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology. My role as a School Psychologist is to work with at-risk general education students and students with special needs throughout the building. I also assist families and other staff members in building a strong mental health environment for themselves and others. I often work with students who are struggling with meeting general education curriculum demands, students with social emotional difficulties and those who are in need of a Section 504 Plan or an IEP (Individualized Education Plan- Special Education). Through tutoring, academic push-in services and counseling, I help shape young minds and prepare my students for real life events.

Education: 

MA in School Psychology, Governors State University

Ed.S. in School Psychology, Governors State University

Licensure: 
School Psychologist
Email address: 
Rachel.Shaw@alfredadler.edu
Professional Membership: 
  • Illinois School Psychologists Association (ISPA)
  • The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • International Honors Society in Psychology (Psy Chi)
  • International Honors Society in Education (Kappa Delta Pi)
  • Governors State University Psychology Club: Member
  • Governors State University Student Affiliation in School Psychology: (Prior: Secretary)
Select Presentations: 
  • Shaw, R., (2018) Executive Functioning. Teachers Aid professional development presentation. Alan B. Shepard High School- Community High School District 218, Palos Heights, IL.
  • Shaw, R., Welker, C., Steyskal, J. (2017). Middle East Mental Health. Class presentation for Topics in Multicultural
  • Psychology. Governors State University, University Park, IL.
  • Shaw, R., Welker, C., Steyskal, J. (2017). Executive Functioning. Class presentation for Advanced Assessment and
  • Intervention. Governors State University, University Park, IL.
  • Shaw, R., (2015). Aging. Poster presentation at the Gender Matters Conference. Governors State University, University Park, IL.
Areas of Interest: 
  • Executive Functioning
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cyberbullying
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Q- Interactive (Assessment)
  • School Anxiety
  • Neuropsychiatric programing