Meet Your Teacher
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
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.