• As the School of Technology, we are proud to announce that all students in K-5 are currently receiving coding lessons in the Media Center, taught by our School Library Media Coordinator, Mr. Maxwell.  Mr. Maxwell is using coding curriculm provided by Code.org  Learning to write, correct, and predict code enables our students to think critically by becoming logical thinkers and problem solvers.


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Phone: 910-347-2808


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education (K-6), University of NC at Wilmington Masters of Library Science (K-12), East Carolina University

Mr. Stephen Maxwell

I was born and raised in Richlands, North Carolina, where I graduated from Richlands High School in 1993.  As a child, I was into fantasy worlds and drawing.  My teachers always remarked that I was a constant daydreamer.  I didn't become a reader until seventh grade, when my reading class did an author study on Edgar Allan Poe.  It was the first time where something I liked, other than art, was legitimized at school.  From that point on, I was hooked on reading.

I began my teaching career as an English and Language Arts teacher, and later a Media Coordinator in Kinston, North Carolina.  I started here at Northwoods in 2012.  Throughout my twenty year career, I have taught every grade from kindergarten through eighth grade in some capacity.

I have been happily married for twenty years, do not have any children of my own, but have two cats named Penny and Thor.  I've had a cat ever since I can remember.  My work schedule is hectic, so I enjoy spending my off-time at home in the peace and quiet of Comfort, North Carolina, just outside of Richlands.  I am a tireless musician, reader (particulary of ancient and medieval European history), genre film enthusiast, and gamer.  Despite being 46 years old and earning two college degrees, I'm still a daydreamer who simply enjoys sharing what I love through education.