Mrs. Emily Pleasants

Phone: 704-454-7300 ext. 1603


Degrees and Certifications:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro B.A. - History, North Carolina Teaching Fellow, North Carolina Council for the Social Studies, AIG Teacher Representative

Mrs. Emily Pleasants


Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to my class! I'm excited to start a brand new school year and so glad that you'll be spending it with me. Covid 19 is changing the way we learn. I've spent the spring and summer learning new ways to help you navigate distance learning. I'm excited to share those strategies and lessons with you.

Originally from Tennessee, I moved to North Carolina in 1993. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2003 as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Teacher Education. I’m married with three beautiful children, Joseph, Theodore, and Eleanor. We call Harrisburg our home. In my spare time,  I love to read, browse local antique shops, and watch movies.

I am an "Original Bull", having taught at Hickory Ridge since 2007, our inaugural year. Now in my 18th year teaching in Cabarrus County, I proudly serve Hickory Ridge High School as Social Studies department chair as well as AIG teacher chair. I'm certified in AP World History, AP US History, and AP European History by College Board. I hold a Gifted Learner Education Endorsement from Cabarrus County Schools. 

I look forward to spending an exciting and educational semester with you at HRHS! It will take a lot of hard work, but if you’re dedicated to the process you will walk away a better student. However, if you ever feel unsure, please reach out to me as soon as possible. You can continue to track progress using the Power School access code provided by the school. The sooner we know the problem, the sooner we can work to reach success. I am available by email at Please allow 24 hours for a response. 

                                                          In Raging Bull Spirit,

                                                                   Emily W. Pleasants

Virtual Open House 2020

  • Hickory Ridge High School will be hosting a virtual Open House to begin this school year. Class meetings are scheduled in Microsoft Teams. If you need help in navigating to Microsoft Teams, there is an instructional video below. Each class period is linked to the Microsoft Teams Meeting for your convenience. 

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020     6:30-8:00pm

    6:30-6:40     Principal's Welcome

    6:40 - 7:00      1st Period: AP US History

    7:00 - 7:20     2nd Period: Honors World History

    7:20 -7:40     3rd Period: Planning Period

    7:40 - 8:00     4th Period: World History

    Click this link to complete the PARENT CONTACT FORM at the conclusion of the meeting.

    Click here to see Mrs. Pleasants' World History Presentation.

    Back to School Night World History

    Click here to see Mrs. Pleasants' AP US History Presentation. 

    Back to School Night AP US History


     Click here for my tutorial on how to access MS Teams through CCS Office 365.


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Keep Calm and Carry On
  • “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi

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