Mrs. Skelly
About Me

I have been working at the Lyme School for 33 years! For 26 of those years I was the Algebra I teacher as well as the school counselor. I have also coached the 5th and 6th grade soccer team and the Math Counts Team. My two children each spent 9 years at the Lyme School. We came to school together every day with our peanut butter sandwiches. During those years, Lyme did not have a hot lunch program! I have four dogs, five goats, lots of chickens and a husband to whom I have been married for 43 years! I like to hike, bike, ski, sew, garden and fix the things that I break :)

Guidance for all at the Lyme School

The Lyme School K-8 guidance program is designed to meet the needs of individual students as well as small groups, entire classes, and parents. The counselor has the privilege of knowing everyone in the school.

All students need to feel safe, valued, and included to be successful learners. The K-8 guidance curriculum has a comprehensive approach, where the lessons are designed to address the developmental levels of each grade. The Lyme School Values, which were developed by the whole school community, are imbedded and reinforced in the lessons. Our values are respect, responsibility, courage, fairness, acceptance of others, integrity, compassion and perseverance.

The counselor also offers groups for students struggling with friendships, family challenges and classroom behaviors.

Other responsibilities of the counselor include helping eighth graders choose a high school, matching students with Dartmouth big brothers/big sisters, facilitating job shadows for eighth graders, arranging for seventh grade girls to participate in the Sister-to-Sister program at Dartmouth and visiting the Hartford Career and Technology Center in Hartford with the entire seventh grade.