Founder and Teacher
Matthew Stephens is the author of Essentials in Writing and Essentials in Literature. He earned his degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University. He holds a teaching certificate with the state of Missouri with emphasis in Elementary Education, Middle School and High School English. Stephens is an avid writer and enjoys all types of composition. Most of all, Matthew enjoys teaching! Matthew taught in the public school for several years before creating Essentials in Writing. He developed writing curriculum for several years at the middle school level. Stephens and his wife, Jenny, have three children ages 21, 18, and 15. He also holds a Master of Education Administration from William Woods University and a Master of Music (Choral Conducting) from Texas State University.