Ms. Jennifer Short » Assistant Principal's Message:

Assistant Principal's Message:

Dear Students, Parents and Staff, 

Welcome to another school year! As one of our assistant principals on campus, I look forward to working together to ensure our students' success. The community of Navasota and this campus has become important to my family. Navasota is home to my three boys and I. In 2017 we joined the John C. Webb Elementary family because of the amazing educational atmosphere and the unique opportunities that students are a part of on this campus.

As I begin my 13th year in education, I continue to see each school year as a new experience filled with possibilities. My objective, as a part of your administrative team, is to support children in finding the confidence to obtain academic excellence and to be brave in their choices as they begin their own journey in education from elementary to graduation and beyond.

Here at Webb Elementary our primary focus is on learning for every student every day. As an administrator, educator and an instructional leader, I believe in approaching all situations here at Webb with a student-centered, team approach. Fostering a child's endless potential is key to enable children to grow and excel in all areas.

This year will be one to remember as we all work together to "Reach for the Stars" with our students!



Jennifer Short

Assistant Principal

John C. Webb Elementary

Navasota ISD




Recent Posts


Being late can…

Disrupt lessons

Affect Achievement

Embarrass/upset your child


Being late adds up to loss of learning:

  • 5 minutes late every day adds up to 3 days lost each year
  • 10 minutes late adds up to 6 days lost each year
  • 15 minutes adds up to 13 days lost each year
  • 20 minutes adds up to 13 days lost each year
  • 30 minutes adds up to 19 days lost each year


Did you know?

Research shows that higher student attendance at school is associated, on average, with higher student achievement.


Research suggests that children with poor attendance are more likely not to be in education, employment or training when they leave school.


Chronic absence is associated with a lack of certain social skills, including a child’s ability to pay attention, work independently, adapt to change and persist in tasks.


Is 80% good?

An 80% mark on an exam may be good but 80% attendance though four years of school is equal to a full year lost.


Absence and Tardiness

Why is regular attendance at school important?

Regular school attendance will mean that your child has a better chance in life. Your child will achieve better when they go to school all day, every school day.

They learn better. They make friends. They are happier. They have a brighter future.

Missing school means missing out!


Schools are expected to have an overall attendance of 90% or above.


Parental Responsibilites

Parents/Guardians of children of legal school age must make sure they receive a fulltime education. They must ensure their child attends school regularly and stays the full day.