Phone: (828)728-6423


Degrees and Certifications:

B.M., Music Education, Appalachian State University, 2001 M.M., Music Education, Appalachian State University, 2008 Ph.D., Music Education, Auburn University, 2015 Orff-Schulwerk Level I CertificationOrff-Schulwerk Level II Certification

Dr. Erin Roper

 Dr. Roper has been teaching in the public schools of North Carolina for 17 years.  Dr. Roper is originally from Lenoir, and joined the faculty and staff at Whitnel in August 2018.  Dr. Roper is married to Jake, and they are the proud parents of 4 children, Jackson, Emily, Nate, and Evie.  Dr. Roper enjoys going to concerts, festivals, the beach, cooking, and spending time with her family.  Dr. Roper hopes that each student will develop a life-long appreciation for music and the other arts.