emily Kerley

Music Teacher

Mrs. Kerley Introduction Pages

Welcome to Music

I'm so excited to be back at Southwest and Longview Elementary School as the Music teacher. I am glad that your child is a student in my class this year. If you have any questions or concerns I am most easily reached at the following:

Email Address


Phone Number Contact

Southwest Elementary School (828) 324-8884

Longview Elementary School (828) 485-0975

About me

Educational Background

Mrs. Kerley has 18 years of teaching experience. After graduating from Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education Mrs. Kerley started off her career in 2005 at Southwest and Longview Elementary School as the Music Teacher. After graduating with a Masters of Library Science degree from Appalachian State University in 2012 she served as a Teacher Librarian at both the middle school and elementary school levels between 2013-2021. During the 2021-2022 school year Mrs. Kerley served as a full time Assistant Principal Intern. Mrs. Kerley graduated from High Point University in May of 2022 with a Masters of Educational Leadership degree from High Point University and was also part of the North Carolina Principal Fellows program. Mrs. Kerley is excited about returning to her first love of teaching music and coming home to Hickory Public Schools.

"I am most looking forward to leveraging the Quaver Education curriculum this year to make music an interactive and engaging experience for your child" -Mrs. Kerley