About Mrs. Short


My name is Ashley Short and this is my 7th year as the music teacher here at South Lakewood Elementary and overall, my 11th year teaching. I spent 2 years as an elementary school music teacher in New Berlin, WI and have been with JEFFCO Schools since 2012.

I am originally from Wisconsin, and was fortunate enough to move to Colorado in June 2012 with my Husband Chad, and our black lab Tica. In March 2017, we welcomed our first child, a son, Camden - and most recently welcomed our second son, Warren, who just turned ONE!

Music has always been a very important part of my life. I began playing the piano at the age of 4, and I began playing the violin at age 9. My mom is a piano teacher, and my biggest inspiration.

I graduated from Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. During my time at Carroll I majored in Music Education. I received a minor in Spanish, and spent 6 weeks studying abroad in Costa Rica. I also hold a Masters degree from Cardinal Stritch University, based in Milwaukee, WI. My graduate degree is a Masters of Education in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership.  Most recently, I earned an endorsement in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education from Regis University, and have also completed coursework in Gifted Education.

I look forward to another WONDERFUL year of music here at South Lakewood.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments!

Musically Yours,
Mrs. Short

                                       Short Fam
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