Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, K-6 Master of Reading Education, K-12 Academically Intellectually Gifted - Certified English Language Arts Middle Grades - Certified
Mrs. Debbie Buchanan
Hello! I am looking forward to teaching 6th grade English Language Arts this year at Swift Creek. Our new school is beautiful and I am so excited to meet my students. A little about me, I am originally from Missouri where I went to college at Southeast Missouri State University and graduated with a degree in elementary education. I married my husband Brian a few months after I graduated college and moved to Illinois. We lived in Illinois for a little over a year and then my husband was transferred to North Carolina with his job. We have lived in Clayton since 1991. This will be my 26th year of teaching (all in Johnston County). I started out my career in elementary schools and have taught at several schools in the county (Clayton Elementary, Cooper Elementary, East Clayton Elementary, Riverwood Elementary). In 2012, I graduated with a Masters of Education in Reading (K-12) from Meredith College. Three years ago, I decided I needed a change and I began teaching middle school. For the last two years, I taught 7th grade English Language Arts at Riverwood Middle School. I have taught 3rd, 5th, 7th grades and student taught 4th grade. I am very excited about teaching 6th grade and I feel so grateful to be a part of Swift Creek Middle School. Go Wolves!!!!!
Buchanan 2017-2018 Daily Schedule
1st Block 8:10-9:15
STAMP(M)/PACK (T-F) 9:18-9:48
2nd Block 9:51-11:25 (Lunch 10:45-11:10)
3rd Block 11:28-12:10 (Planning)
4th Block 12:13-12:55 (Planning)
5th Block 12:58-2:01
6th Block 2:04-3:10
In an effort to accommodate more persons who may be interested in attending their monthly meetings, the Johnston County Board of Education has made the decision to start the public portion of its meeting at 4 p.m. until further notice.
The annual Showcase of the Stars event, which features musical performances from schools across Johnston County, will be held on Saturday, March 9, at Smithfield-Selma High School...
Students interested in attending one of the Johnston County Public Schools Innovative High School programs should apply now...
March 4, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Baseball, Softball, Soccer @ Neuse Charter
March 7, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Baseball, Softball, Soccer vs Cleveland
March 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PTSA Meeting- Media Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Athletic Boosters- Media Center
March 14, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Baseball, Softball, Soccer vs Archer Lodge