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Principal Announcement - Mrs. Deborah Ashton

The Red Clay Consolidated School District is pleased to announce Deborah Ashton as the new principal of Shortlidge Academy Elementary School.   Mrs. Ashton is a veteran teacher with over thirty years of experience.  Fourteen of those years have been spent at Shortlidge Academy with her most recently served position as the Assistant Principal for nearly four years.

She brings to the principalship her reputation, devotion and knowledge as a skilled instructor.  Her deep understanding of how children develop as learners will model the expectation of quality instruction that will move Shortlidge towards achieving the goals set in the Continuous School Improvement Plan.

Mrs. Ashton is an outstanding relationship builder and student advocate. She fosters a community approach to student success through collaboration with staff, students, and families. She is committed to ensuring that student learning and their well-being remain at the center of her approach to the K-2 school leadership. Mrs. Ashton is excited to bring her energy and passion for education to Shortlidge.

Please join the Red Clay Consolidated School District in congratulating and welcoming Mrs. Ashton in her new role as the Shortlidge Academy Elementary School Principal.