Matthew Stephens

A former public school teacher turned home school dad, Matthew Stephens is now the author and director of Essentials in Writing. A homeschooling father of three (and an adopted one on the way), Stephens enjoys speaking about issues related to writing. His seminars help “lighten the load” for parents dealing with reluctant writers and students who hate to write. Stephens’s time teaching in the classroom and creating curriculum as a public school teacher gave him experience that he has put to use in the homeschool market.

Stephens is a graduate of Missouri State University and William Woods University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with emphasis in Middle School and a Master of Education in Elementary Administration. Stephens is known by his students as expressive and funny. He and his lovely wife, Jenny, currently teach their three children at home in West Plains, Missouri.


Matthew will be speaking on the following topic:

Room 315   Saturday   9 am
Grammar, Grammar, Grammar!  How Much and Why?

Do you struggle with knowing how much grammar your child needs and why?  In this workshop, Matthew Stephens, author of Essentials in Writing, will help you understand why the application of grammar is vital and how to avoid the sentence dissection (aka diagramming) pitfalls.