Mrs. Barbara Mercado

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 School.  I am happy to say that this is my third year working at BCES!  I am a Harnett County native.  I graduated from Harnett Central High School in 2000.  I received my Bachelor and Master's degree from Campbell University.   My career began 14 years ago teaching an awesome group of fourth grade students.  I have been blessed to continue working with outstanding students who teach me something new everyday! I have been married for 17 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.  She is currently receiving training to become a therapy dog.  When we are not working on behaviors, we like to go hiking around the lake.  Marlie and my daughter 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 where every child feels safe and has a sense of belonging.  It is one of the most challenging jobs that I have ever had but one of the most rewarding by far!