Ray Boyd, Groves Academy's Director of Diagnostic Services
Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
B.S. in Sociology, Truman University
M.S. in Education, University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Ray Boyd has been working with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention disorders for nearly forty years. As the director of diagnostic services for Groves Academy, Mr. Boyd and his team provide diagnostic testing services to over 300 students each year, making the team one of the largest providers of such services in the Twin Cities. Throughout his career, Mr. Boyd has completed more than 5,000 evaluations. In his work, Mr. Boyd provides psychoeducational assessments of children and adults, and consultation services for parents and educators.
His professional career includes experience with the Minnesota Department of Health’s Minnesota Children with Special Help Needs, the College of St. Thomas, the Roseville Public Schools and the Washburn Child Guidance Center. He is a regular lecturer at local and regional conferences and seminars.
Licensed School Psychologist at Groves Academy
Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
B.A. in Special Education, Augustana College
M.S. in Education, Sam Houston State University
Nancy Knight has been working with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention disorders for more than thirty years. Ms. Knight has been a psychologist with Groves Academy for more than two decades, providing diagnostic testing services to hundreds of students each year. Through her work, Ms. Knight provides psychoeducational assessments of children and adults, and consultation services for parents and educators.
Her professional career includes experience as a learning disabilities and special education teacher in school districts in Montana and Texas, and as an educational diagnostician in the Cypress-Fairbanks school district in Cypress, Texas. Ms. Knight is a graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where she earned a Master of Science degree in Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she majored in special education and elementary education.
Zachary Eakman, Psy.D.
Psy.D. in Psychology, Minnesota School of Psychology
B.S. in Psychology, Iowa State University
Dr. Eakman has worked with children and adults in a variety of clinical settings over the past decade. During his career, Dr. Eakman has worked in hospitals, outpatient medical clinics, schools and private practice. He has extensive experience conducting neuropsychological assessments on both children and adults, and has worked in multidisciplinary environments that provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals presenting with a variety of medical and psychological conditions, including ADHD, learning disabilities, and developmental disorders. He is a regular lecturer at local and regional workshops and seminars, and has been interviewed on ESPN radio. He frequently speaks about concussion diagnosis and therapy.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University, Dr. Eakman earned a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Minnesota School of Psychology, where he concentrated in neurological assessment. He completed a pre-doctoral neuropsychology internship at Michigan State University’s Sparrow Level I Trauma Center, where he conducted comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of children and adults. Later, he was a Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology Fellow at Bancroft Neurohealth in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where he completed outpatient neuropsychological evaluations and post-acute traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.