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Mrs. Kimberly Short

      I am so excited to be a part of the Grande Park Elementary School first grade team. It’s going to be a fun year full of lots of learning and new adventures. Prior to becoming an educator, I was a volunteer for my children’s activities and also a substitute teacher in District 308. It was through these endeavors that I came to realize that becoming a teacher was the right fit for my personality and talents. So after 20 years of not attending school, I started my journey to obtain my master’s degree in elementary teaching from Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill. Ultimately, I became an elementary education teacher, and have been at Grande Park ever since. 

      This is my fourteenth year teaching at Grande Park Elementary School. I started teaching second grade for three years, and then moved to first grade which is my favorite. I love first grade because I know just where my students need to be by the end of the year! Having experience in second grade really helps me challenge your child to reach for the stars. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to partnering with you to make this a fun learning experience for your child and a wonderful year.