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.