Meet Your Counselor

Phone: 208.350.4193


Degrees and Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor - Active License (2016) Pupil Personnel Certification (2021) Masters of Education - Counseling - Boise State University (2016) BFA - Acting - University of Idaho (2006)

Mrs. Sara Jo Buffington


Maternity Leave Beginning Spring Break 2022!

Most students should be aware that I have only a short while before I welcome my 3rd little blessing (24 days!!!).  Due to the timing of things, I will be out for the rest of the school year beginning 3/28/22.    However, I do have a long-term sub set up to handle any and all counseling duties that may arise while I am out.  Kelli Buzzini, who will be stepping in, has been interning at Hillsdale Elementary School and at Lake Hazel Middle School.  She has a background in education and will be graduating this Spring with her counseling degree.  I am confident that she will fit right in at Frontier and will take care of our students as if they were her own.  You can reach her at or at 208.350.4193 beginning after students return from Spring break.  

Is there anything we can be doing to help you?  Or your student?  Please do not hesitate to reach out!  We do stay busy, but we are never too busy to talk about the needs of our students and their families.  Our students’ well-being is our top priority!

Be happy, healthy, and well!  Wishing you all the best!

Sara Jo Buffington - Counselor / Kelli Buzzini - Long-Term Counselor Substitute /