Jennifer Vaughn

    Middle School Counselor

    Ms.  Vaughn

    Hello Students and Parents!
     I am super excited to be the school counselor here at Star Academy.  This is my second year at STAR.  Previously, I worked as a school counselor in Moore County but persevered in coming home to Harnett County as I love the area and the people.  I also did my school counseling internship here in Harnett County.  I have a Bachelors degree in Education from the University of Georgia, and taught middle school for a few years a long time ago. I also have my M.Ed in School Counseling that I earned from Liberty University, and I volunteer for the Crisis Text Line as a crisis counselor.  But, I can't stop there as my current goals include being Nationally Certified, obtaining my second Bachelor's Degree (in Psychology), a Ph.D at some point, and writing at least one book. My family consists of  3 kids, who all attend/attended school in Harnett County, my fiance, and lots of animals (many cats and a dog, who understandably thinks she is a cat). I am a homebody and I enjoy listening to music, writing and creating things. I am looking so forward to getting to know all of you, as much as I have enjoyed working with our former STAR kids. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I can assist and support you in areas of anxiety, depression, relationships, friendships, crisis intervention, just to name a few.  Let's make this a great year!  You've got this!  :)

    Email:  jvaughn@harnett.k12.nc.us

    Phone:  910-893-4072 x232


    Kristin Jones Wright

    High School Counselor

    Ms.  Wright


    Hello STAR Parents and Students!!  My Name is Kristen Jones Wright and I'm your School Counselor.

    I've been working as a School Counselor with Harnett County Schools for the past 16 years and am looking forward to this 2021-22 School Year!  I have two daughters of my own that went through the HCS system and are attending University and working on their careers.  I look forward to helping all of our students be successful in school and as 21st Century Lifelong Learners.

    You can reach me by calling the school or email. 

    Email:   kwright1@harnett.k12.nc.us


    Star Academy School Counseling Program:


    Mission Statement

    The mission of Star Academy is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that maximizes each student's success in academic, career, and personal/social development.  Counselors advocate, collaborate with students, parents, school personnel and the community to ensure that every student achieves the highest possible education, and reaches their greatest potential in the preparation for lifelong learning in a changing world.  

    Vision Statement

    The vision of Star Academy Counseling Program is for all students to depart empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, career, and personal/social success. Through collaboration with staff, parents, and the community, students can reach their fullest potential as respectful, responsible citizens.



    School counselors work with students, parents,  and teachers to support students' learning in academic and social emotional skills.

    Classroom Lessons- these can be based on Social/Emotional Learning, career interests, academic learning support.
    Small Groups- Counselors may see small groups of 4-8 students in their office to discuss topics such as friendship, social thinking, academic achievement, and many more.
    Individual Counseling- school counselors can work with students individually for short term counseling needs. If your child needs more support, I can help you find the resources that you need.

    Other Services can be provided:  Crisis intervention, Community Outreach, and Volunteer coordinator 

    We work with high school students to prepare them for graduation, as well as post secondary goals.