Degrees and Certifications:
UNCW Bachelor of Science in Business Administration UNCW Teaching Certification for Elementary Education
Mrs. Stephanie Matthews
My name is Stephanie Matthews. I love calling North Carolina home. I was born and raised in Swansboro. I graduated from Swansboro High School in 1993. After graduation, I attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where after many years of starting and stopping, I finally obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I worked for 4 ½ years in Jacksonville in the medical insurance and billing industry when I decided to go back to school to complete my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. It was the best decision I have ever made! I completed my certificate for Elementary Education in May 2007 and began teaching in August of that same year.
I was given my first teaching position at Sand Ridge Elementary School where I taught 3rd grade for two years before moving to my favorite grade to teach, KINDERGARTEN!! I taught Kindergarten for 3 years and then looped up to 1st grade. Then I moved out to Morton Elementary School where I taught 2nd grade for one year and then Kindergarten the following two years. Finally it was time to come back to Swansboro! I have been teaching Kindergarten at Swansboro Elementary School for the past 4 years and I am looking forward to starting my next adventure of teaching Kindergarten for Onslow Virtual School!!
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 13 years. We have a super sweet furbaby named Maggie who is 9 years old. We enjoy living in Swansboro and spending time riding bikes, bowling and hanging out with friends and family. Our favorite thing to do is travel!