Mrs. Sarah Buddin

Phone: 919-553-0256 ext. 7320

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education (K-6) M. Ed. School Counseling (K-12)

Mrs. Sarah Buddin

I served four years as a school counselor at a Title 1 magnet school in another school district but this is my first year as the Mental Health Interventionist at Cooper Academy. My counseling beliefs are founded on a Strengths-Based framework. In order to best serve our students and our community, the Social Emotional Learning team (which includes the school counselor, mental health interventionist, and behavior specialist) will work collaboratively to address the needs of all of our students; including strategies such as behavior intervention, small group instruction, individual counseling, and connections to community resources. As an SEL team, our united goal is to build relationships with student and identify how their strengths can help them overcome adversity and build resiliency.

During my free time, I love to spend time with my husband and our one year old son Sawyer, visit with friends and family, read books, ride horses, travel to new places, listen to music, and attend NC State football games to cheer on the Wolfpack. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with all of the amazing students, staff, and community! I cannot wait to meet your children and see how they grow this school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Budget Work Session set for April 27

    The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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