Hi! I'm Ms. Ashton

Ms Ashton standing in front of school
    • Graduated: AI duPont High School 1989
    • Bachelors of Education: University of DE 1993 
    • Masters of Elementary Education: Wilmington University 1996
    • Kindergarten Teacher: Richey Elementary 1997-2003
    • First Grade Teacher: Baltz Elementary 2003-2010
    • Assistant Principal: Lewis Elementary 2010 - 2015
    • Principal: Shortlidge Academy 2015 - present
  • Welcome Shortlidge Wildcats!
    I am so pleased to be your principal.  I love greeting you all everyday and watching young learners grow. We are proud of Shortlidge and the students and teachers who make it a special place.  I am looking forward to a great school year full of fun and learning.

    I grew up here in the City of Wilmington and graduated from AI DuPont High School.  I attended University of Delaware and received my masters from Wilmington University.  Most of my career, I taught kindergarten and first grade in Red Clay School District. I became the Principal at Shortlidge in 2015 and have loved working with staff and meeting all of our families and students.  I live here in Wilmington with my family and my dog ToTo. 

    Stop by and say hello next time you're visiting our school.
    Ms. Ashton 

  • My door is open.  Please contact me with any questions.Phone: 302-654-1110 Email: deborah.ashton@rcsd.k12.de.us