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Mrs. Balch
About Me

My name is Connie Balch. The students know me as Ms. Connie. I have taught in Lyme for over 20 years. In my current position, I am the Behavior Coach. I’m married to an amazing man who was born and raised in Lyme like his father and grandfather. We have two sons and a daughter, as well as three grandchildren and a dog.

What does a behavior coach do?

  • Helps ALL children
  • Develops, implements, and monitors positive behavior support plans
  • Teaches communication skills, decision-making skills, social skills, perspective taking , listening , problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, and helps children to develop an understanding of self and others
  • Works with children individually and in small groups
  • Provides input to Individualized Education Plans and 504 Plans
  • Provides academic support
  • Consults with parents and teachers
  • Assists with crisis intervention

How does a student get to see a behavior coach?

  • Students may ask to come see me.
  • A  teacher or principal can send students to me.
  • Mom, Dad, or another care provider can make a request.
  • A school friend may invite a student for a special visit.