Meet Your New Principal

Mrs. Deborah Ashton

Introducing Mrs. Ashton

It is with great pride that I receive the baton to become the PROUD Principal of Evan G. Shortlidge Academy. I am no stranger to Red Clay Consolidated School District or to Shortlidge Academy. During my time at Shortlidge, I've had the privilege to work as: Teacher, Team Leader, Science Cadre and Assistant Principal. I have been an educator since 1990, beginning my career in a Kindergarten classroom. Throughout the years I have taught in first, second, third, and fifth grade. Additionally I spent 12 years as an administrator of a Pre-K - 2nd grade school in New York.


I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Elementary Education Degree, and a graduate level certificate in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University.


I wholeheartedly commit myself to maintaining great traditions and creating new ones. It is my goal to support the Shortlidge staff and to provide an excellent education for our students. We will continue to create a safe and happy environment where everyone who enters our building will see, feel and know that Shortlidge students and staff Practice Safety, Act Responsibility, Work Cooperatively and Show Respect.


Thank you for allowing me to serve the Shortlidge Community.