Phone: (910) 893-9153


Degrees and Certifications:

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Communication with minors in English and Psychology Licensure: Elementary Education (K-6) Exceptional Children: General Curriculum (K-12) Certifications: CPR certified

Mrs. Emily Koenig

My name is Mrs. Emily Koenig (Kay-Nig). I am a 4th-grade general education teacher here at South Harnett Elementary School. I received a bachelors degree in communication (minors in English and Psychology) at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. After I graduated, I joined Teach for America and began teaching in North Carolina.  I have been teaching for 6 years as a special education teacher (CCR for five and a half years, and the SED for 1/2 year), but am dual certified. I am very excited to start a new chapter as a 4th-grade teacher, and cannot wait to meet my students! 


Fun facts about me: 

I have 2 dogs but have owned guinea pigs, cats, and a hedgehog. 

I was a radio DJ for 2 years in college and started a program called Nerd Heard. 

I was part of several organizations in college including, but not limited to, Lambda Pi Eta and Phi Sigma Pi. 

I have published psychological studies and presented them at the American Psychological Association's conference in Chicago. 

I was part of Teach for America from 2015-2018, and am now an alumnus of the organization.