Mrs. Melissa Bolen

Phone: 919-553-0256


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Business Management and Computer Science MS Elementary Education AIG (Academically Intellectually Gifted)

Mrs. Melissa Bolen

I have been an innovative elementary teacher for the past 13 years. This school year I am taking on a new role. I am the mental health specialist here at Cooper. For many years, I have had an interest in the everyday workings of the brain. I have done much reading on the subject of learning and self-control. I believe that if a child feels safe and loved at school they will find that learning new material will come easier. I am tasked with helping students understand their own thinking and self awareness. I look forward to working with all the students.

  • Schedules

    Monday - Thursday

    7:15 - 7:50 Bell Rings and students enjoy a free breakfast in the classroom

    7:50 - 8:00 Morning Announcements

    8:00 - 8:20 Moring Meeting ( a time for social connections and fun)

    8:20 - 8:30 Bathroom Break

    8:30 - 9:00 Shuffle Time ( personalized learning for meeting individual needs)

    9:00 - 9:30 Flex Time ( small group instruction in reading)






Bolen's Blog

  • January 2018

    Posted by Melissa Bolen on 1/14/2018

    January 2018


    Welcome to the first blog post for our 2017-2018 school year. As a parent you are welcome to follow me on twitter at We are working on the Cooper Academy Unit 4. The main focus of this unit is economics.

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  • Free Preschool for four-year-olds through the NC PreK Program

    Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.

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  • Middle and High School Spring 2020 Grading Options Form

    High school students and middle school students enrolled in high school courses will be given an option on how their grade appears on their transcript. Students should complete the form for their school to make their choice.

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  • Graduation Plans Announced

    JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.

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  • JCC Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the following appointment: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee...

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