Degrees and Certifications:

BA-English Education (Wingate University) MAEd- Curriculum & Instruction (University of Phoenix) EdD- Teaching & Learning (Argosy University)

Dr. Adam Tarlton

Welcome Back Raging Bull Families!


My name is Dr. Adam Tarlton, and I am excited for another year at The Ridge. This will be my second year at Hickory Ridge High School and my 14th year of teaching. Prior to coming to Hickory Ridge, I taught in Union County for 12 years (at Sun Valley High, Central Academy, and Piedmont High). I am also an adjunct professor at Wingate University teaching University Writing & Research and English Methods (9-12).


As you can tell, learning is a passion of mine, and I hope to impart that on my students when they walk through the doors of my classroom. After a much different year in 2020-2021, I am very much looking forward to seeing my students back in the classroom and actively engaged in their learning. I have an open door policy, and any time a student needs to come talk to me about something, I will give them that opportunity with 100% fidelity. Parents, please do not hesitate to reach out to me either via email at Once again, I look forward to an amazing year with you all. 


Horns Up and Bull Speed Ahead!

  • Fall 2021 Schedule

    1st Period (English II)

    2nd Period (AP Language)

    3rd Period (AP Language)

    4th Period (PLANNING)

  • Contact Information

    Dr. Adam Tarlton
    English Teacher

    Hickory Ridge High School
    7321 Raging Ridge Road
    Harrisburg, NC 28075

    Phone: (704) 260-6630

Last Modified on July 9, 2021