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                                          Meet Mrs. Short 

This is my sixteenth year teaching at Zitzman Elementary.  I taught one year in second grade and 15 years in third grade.  Every year has been exciting and memorable, as I have been lucky to teach such fabulous students!  Zitzman Elementary is a terrific place where I truly enjoy being around such wonderful students, staff, and parents. 

I grew up in Pacific and currently live here with my small family.  My daughter, Campbell, is the love of my life and she keeps my husband and I very busy with her many sporting activities.

                                                                                                                                              Niki Parker Short                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Here's a bit more about my educational background.  I graduated from the University of Missouri-Mizzou in 1999 with a Bachlor's degree in Elementary Education.  I completed my Master's degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University in 2002. 

I am a huge MIZZOU fan and enjoy going to a few football games every year with my family.  I also love camping and traveling as much as possible! 

In my classroom, I promote an atmosphere of safety, responsibility, and respect.  I work hard to establish positive relationships and promote a sense of community with all my students.  I truly believe that great things can happen when we work together!