Mrs. Matthews

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 20th 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. I am excited to begin my 2nd year as a member of the Benhaven school family, and building relationships with my students and their family.  

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.  My husband is also an educator in Harnett County.  We have three children and six 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 strive to “practice what I preach,” especially in the areas of work ethics, personal responsibility, and completing tasks.

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