Phone: 919-499-4811


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science Elementary Education,Fayetteville State University Masters of Art Instructional Technology, East Carolina University Masters of Art Leadership in Educational Administration, Capella University Reading K-12 Certification

Mrs. Matthews

I am entering my 22nd year in Harnett County Schools.  I started my career with Harnett County at Johnsonville Elementary where I taught Second Grade.  I was transferred to Highland Elementary when they opened in 2002, and remained there until I tranferred to Benhaven in 2018.  I retired from Benhaven at the end October 2020 but missed it so much, I returned at the beginning of October 2021. I look forward to building relationships with my students and their family for the remainder of this year.

I am originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  I arrived in North Carolina by way of the military.  I met my husband while serving in the Air Force. We have three children and seven grandsons.  

My professional mission is dedicated to elevating standards of education by establishing principles that demand excellence and building a solid foundation for lifelong learning. An important part of my professional mission is to be a positive role model for my students and coworkers. I love teaching and helping students work up to their full potential. 

I coach, I don't enable.  I create independence, one individual at a time.