Mary Mathews Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
First Grade


I attended Onslow County Schools throughout my years of education.  I graduated from White Oak High and started college at Coastal Carolina Community College where I earned my Associates in Arts in May 2009. I then transferred to UNC Wilmington Watson School of Education and completed my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education May 2011. 


I completed my Internship at Silverdale in Kindergarten. After graduation in May of 2011 I started out as a substitute teacher. In January 2012, I was hired when an opening became available as an Interim teacher at Silverdale in Kindergarten. At the end of the 2011-2012 school year I was hired as a full time teacher and have now taught First grade the past five years. I look forward to my sixth year teaching and all the great things continuing to happen at Silverdale Elementary A Leader in Me Covey Lighthouse School for the school year 2017-2018!


I am the youngest of three children, and was raised in a very family oriented environment.  We grew up enjoying nature outside and playing hours on end with our imaginations! Seeing as growing up all my family lived close to each other, most of the time I was with my sister, brother and three cousins playing, learning and growing.

I like to think outside of the box and figure out what is the most effective approach to tasks I am given. Since I was in elementary school I have always had a love for learning and a passion for wanting to be a school teacher. I am excited to have a five full years of teaching on my side and looking forward to year number six!


My husband Joshua and I celebrated our Third Anniversary on July 4th. He has been one of my main supporters in my teaching endeavors along with my parents, siblings and grandparents.  I have always loved children and looked forward to the day of having one of my own.  We welcomed our son Atlee into the world March 24, 2017. Joshua and I also have three fur babies, Gauge is our Lab/pit mix he is 7 years old,  Lance and Wednesday our two Doberman Pinchers are siblings, and both 4 years old.