Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. John Stephan

Phone: 609-593-3560 x5800

Degrees and Certifications:
M.F.A. Theatre (Directing)

M.A. Theatre Education

B.A. English
B.A. K-12 Subject Matter Education
Minor- Theatre

  • Originally from Northern New Jersey, I moved to South Jersey after graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and K-12 Subject Matter Education and a minor in Theatre. I earned my Master’s degree in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and I recently completed my Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre with an emphasis in directing from the University of Idaho's Theatre Arts Department. Prior to coming to Cedar Creek in 2017, I taught English and theatre at Cumberland Regional High School for nine years, where I was recognized as the district's 2015 "Teacher of the Year." In 2020, I was recognized by the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District as Cedar Creek High School's "Teacher of the Year."

    For the 2021-22 school year, I will be teaching Honors American Literature, Theatre Arts I, Theatre Arts II, and Honors Theatre Arts III.

    In addition to teaching, I serve as the head of the award-winning Theatre program at Cedar Creek, which produces an annual fall play and spring musical open to all students to audition. For more information about the theatre program, please visit

    I'm looking forward to a great school year working with all of you! Please visit the class pages to the left for specific information. Please do not hesitate to contact me if have any questions and/or concerns.