Phone: (704) 260 - 6630 ext. 42603
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.
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 19th year teaching in Cabarrus County, I proudly serve Hickory Ridge High School as AIG teacher chair, PTSO teacher liaison, Girl Up faculty sponsor, and Junior Marshals faculty advisor. 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! Covid 19 is changing the way we learn, utilizing digital resources and platforms to facilitate instruction. I'm excited to share those strategies and lessons with you. 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 Emily.Pleasants@cabarrus.k12.nc.us. Please allow 24 hours for a response.
In Raging Bull Spirit,
Emily W. Pleasants
Grade Level Information Videos Presented by School Counseling Team
- Each Grade Level, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade has posted virtual information videos located on each of the HRHS grade level Canvas courses. Parents and students please review at your leisure.
1st Block 6:00 – 6:10 p.m. AP European History - Click here to join!
2nd Block 6:12 – 6:22 p.m. Mrs. Pleasants has planning during this block.
3rd Block 6:24 – 6:34 p.m. AP US History - Click here to join!
4th Block 6:36 – 6:46 p.m. AP US History - Click here to join!
5th Block 6:48 – 6:58 p.m. (B Day Academy Student Teachers)
During HRHS Virtual Curriculum Night teachers will share information about the curriculum they teach and provide an overview of what the students will be learning throughout the semester. Please feel free to login to your student’s courses during the above time blocks on September 8, 2021 to learn more about your student’s courses. As always, please feel free to schedule a time to speak with your student’s teachers during regular scheduled teacher office hours. In addition, school counselors and administration are always available to assist.
Horns Up and Bull Speed Ahead!
“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