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 6 years and took a little adventure last year and taught for Onslow Virtual School. Now I'm back at Swansboro and I couldn't be happier to be back with the Pirate family :)
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 16 years. We have a super sweet furbaby named Maggie who is 11 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!