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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  • Johnston County Public Schools sets make-up days

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    Johnston County Public Schools will begin graduation season with two ceremonies on Friday, May 15, followed by eight traditional high school ceremonies on Friday, May 29.

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  • Here Comes the Bus coming Fall 2019

    Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...

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