Meet Your Teacher

Mrs. Shortt

Phone: 540-752-4441


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Mary Washington Master of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Mary Washington

Mrs. Shortt

Hello! My name is Mrs. Shortt and I am looking forward to this upcoming year at Hartwood!  

I am originally from Fairfax, Virginia and came to Fredericksburg to attend the University of Mary Washington where I completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees. As a graduate student, I student taught full-time at Hartwood and was thrilled to begin my teaching career at HES the following year.  Last year I taught 3rd grade and I am excited to be moving up to 4th grade along with your students. I am especially looking forward to studying Virginia history as this was my favorite social studies topic as an elementary school student. When I am not teaching, I enjoy paddle boarding, vegetable gardening, and relaxing outside in a hammock. I also love to hike, camp, and go on walks along with my husband.