Consultation and Presentations

Professor Demaray is also available to consult with schools, school districts and professionals in the region. Consultation is used to help teachers and other individuals within the school setting learn more about academic and behavioral difficulties and create goals to overcome those difficulties. Please refer to the list below for example topics and recent presentations by Professor Demaray:

Bullying and Peer Victimization

  • Demaray, M.K. and Malecki, C.K. (2012, October). Addressing Bullying in Schools. Presented to school psychologists, Indian Prairie School District, Aurora, IL. 
  • Demaray, M.K. (2012, September). Cyber Bullying and Victimization: An Overview. Presented to the Consumer Advocacy Council of Dekalb County, Dekalb, IL.
  • Demaray, M.K. (2012, September). Cyber Bullying:  Overview and Prevention and Intervention for School Personnel.  Presented for the NIU Office of  External Programs for Bullying: How Teachers Can Respond Conference, DeKalb, IL.
  • Demaray, M. K. (2012, February).  Responding to Bullying. Parent Saturday University, Geneva School District, Geneva, IL. 

Social-emotional screening

  • Demaray, M.K. (2012, September). Social-Emotional Screening. Presented to West Suburban Psychologists Association.
  • Demaray, M.K. (2011, August). Social-Emotional Screening:  A Practical Guide. Presented to Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization
  • Demaray, M.K. and (2011, December). Social Emotional Screening Utilizing AIMSWEB Behavior. Presented to staff at Sycamore Middle School, Sycamore, IL.


Social support

PREPARE: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum

Professor Michelle Demaray is also a PREPARE curriculum core trainer and expert on crisis intervention. Schools play a large role in the aftermath of a crisis, not only for the students, but for others in the community. The PREPARE curriculum was develop by the National Association of School Psychologists in order to prepare schools for times of crisis and provide evidence based resources and consultation to schools on the topic of crisis prevention and emergency response. The goal of PREPARE is to improve and strengthen school safety and train school personnel on how to create safety and crisis teams to appropriately respond in crisis situations. The PREPARE curriculum helps all individuals in the training gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of crisis intervention teams and gain the knowledge and skills to successfully respond to the aftermath of a crisis. To learn more about the PREPARE training program, you can contact Professor Michelle Demaray at or please visit the PREPARE website.


Michelle K. Demaray
Phone: 815-753-7077
Fax: 815-753-8088
Office: PM 575