Phone: 906-632-3373, ext. 5140
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Early Childhood Special Education Northeastern Illinois University Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Raquel Fernandez-Earns
As an EUPISD Psychologist, Raquel's role is to administer standardized intellectual, achievement, emotional, and behavioral testing, carry out observations and interviews to students to determine whether they might qualify for special education services. Based on these findings she also provides recommendations that best meet the student's needs in academic, social, emotional, and behavioral areas.
Other responsibilities that Raquel carries out include concussion baseline testing to student athletes, staff training in such areas as trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and post-concussion school intervention, provide representation at leadership meetings, and spear-head special interest groups. She also is responsible for carrying out risk assessments for identified students. Each evaluation leads to participation in team meetings for eligibility determination. Participation in professional development to enhance understanding in all relevant areas is also a part of Raquel's work.