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Brian Balke

Brian BalkeBrian Balke has worked with Cristia Lesher Associates LLC since 2010 providing consultation and professional development to districts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.

His background as a current Superintendent and a previous Director of Pupil Services gives Mr. Balke a substantial background in both general and special education.

Areas of consultation and presentation include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Special education audits
  • Integration of school goals, board goals, and school improvement requirements
  • Facilitation of School in Need of Improvement Team
  • Instructional support
  • Leadership training and support
  • Response to Intervention
  • Supervision and evaluation
  • Facilities
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Bullying
  • School safety
  • Transition including Indicator 13
  • Additional related topics

Mr. Balke is currently the Superintendent of Schools for SAU 19 in New Hampshire (Goffstown and New Boston), and was previously their Assistant Superintendent. In Londonderry, NH, he served as the Director of Pupil Services.

He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the graduate level since 2002 at Southern New Hampshire University, Rivier University, and Endicott College.

He holds the following degrees: M.Ed., School Administration, Rivier College, Nashua, NH; M.Ed., Educational Disabilities/Learning Disabilities, Rivier College, Nashua, NH; B.A., Earth Science Teaching, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

He is completing his dissertation on school climate.

Mr. Balke is available for a limited number of days per year.