Phone: (910) 893-3505


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Mrs. Barbara Mercado

My name is Barbara Mercado.  I am the School Counselor at Buies Creek Elementary.  I am happy to say that this is my 5th year working at BCES!  I am a Harnett County native.  I received my M.Ed in School Counseling from Campbell University.   I am blessed to work with outstanding students who teach me something new everyday! I have been married for 19 years.  My husband and I have a beautiful daughter, who is also a Buies Creek Knight!  We love it here!  I am the proud owner of a minature goldendoodle named Marlie who is a registered therapy dog.  My daughter and Marlie keep me busy but they make life a lot of fun!  When I am not spending time with my family my focus is on counseling.  I enjoy working with the students at Buies Creek.  I strive to create a counseling program that meets the social/emotional and academic needs of all students.