Hawthorne Elementary
We Believe! We Achieve! We Succeed!

Annette Shelton

Principal

Phone: 816-628-4114 x42803
Email: sheltona@ksdr1.net

Annette Shelton is in her 24th year in education. She taught 2nd and 5th grades in the North Kansas City School District. When she first moved to Kearney, her first teaching job was 3rd grade at Kearney Intermediate (now known as Hawthorne Elementary). Annette then moved to Summit Ridge to teach computers and Dogwood to teach 5th grade. She also served as the principal of Holt Elementary for one year. Before becoming the principal at Hawthorne Elementary, she was the assistant principal at Kearney Middle School for nine years. Annette received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from William Jewell College, Master's Degree from Baker University, and Specialist Degree from William Woods University.

Annette and her husband, Jimmy, enjoy sporting events, traveling and supporting the various activities in Kearney. They have two daughters, Mary-Kate and Emilee. Mary-Kate graduated from Kearney High School in 2015 and is a junior at KU Med Center. Emilee graduated from KHS this past May and is starting her freshman year at Creighton University.

Annette is excited to be back in the school that started her career with KSD.

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