Mrs. Short's 5th Grade Class

Meet Mrs. Short

My name is Andrea Short, I am married to Richy, and we have two sons. This is my 21st year of teaching and ALL of them have been here at Westmont. I received my Bachelor's degree from Augusta University in 1999 and I recently earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia Southern University. I was honored to be recognized by my colleagues as Westmont's Teacher of the Year in 2017. Later that year I was blessed to be chosen as The Columbia County Teacher of the Year, and got to drive the free BMW for year! I have taught 5th grade for 19 years, I think 5th graders are awesome and I truly love my job. I believe that all students can learn and I try to make my classroom welcoming for everyone. I encourage mutual respect for everyone in my classroom, and I treat my class as if it were a small community. I hope you and your family enjoy this 5th Grade year and I look forward to working with you. With all of us working together we can make 5th grade the BEST YEAR EVER! Make sure to click on the "parent resource" tap at the top of the page.

Contact Information

Email is the best way to reach me and ensure that I see it the same school day, my email address is

School Phone # 706-863-0992 ext: 5836 ( I will not be able to check messages during the school day.)

Text @5short21 to 81010

It is very important to sign up for my Remind Messages! This is will be my main form of communication and a way that I can share important information with you. It is a free app to download or you can choose to just receive text messages.